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Friday, March 25, 2011

Liberated Spider Webs....

I played around with more spider webs today....I actually "liberated" some spidey webs :)
Again, I began with some strips of fabric...this time of various widths.  I needed to sew a piece of fabric at least 5.5 inches wide...this time I am making a 10 inch block so that block corresponds with the 5.5 inch mark on my ruler....


I am using the 45 degree edge on the ruler so I need 8 wedges to make a complete block...


You could certainly make your own template...geometry is not my best subject so I will leave that up to you :)
Again, I pieced the wedges in pairs and then in halves and pieced the halves together....


If you stop just short of the center when sewing all the wedges, your block will be flat in the center and you will get the swirl :)


I love the more "liberated" look....


I pieced a couple this morning to see how I liked it...


What fun!!!  I love it!!!
Hope you are having a great Friday...TGIF!!!
mary  

24 comments:

Tiffany said...

Loving this so much!

Manda said...

Very pretty! And yes, TGIF!

Carla said...

More great ideas, Mary! Love your fabrics, too!

summerfete said...

Love the colours too!

**nicke... said...
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**nicke... said...

i am in love with this! i am in a wonky bee... this is what i think i want for my month! so fun!

Nunurina said...

lovely!!! precioso!!!
Besos y Feliz fin de semana.
NĂºria

two hippos said...

love these blocks!!

chloeandme said...

so nice!

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh.. these are So pretty! You have some wonderful fabrics in your stash Mary! And they are so perfectly pieced!( I've to get one of those rulers!)

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

ooh now you're talking Mary ... I think I might try one of these this weekend ... that would be the weekend with a gazillion hours in it, I have so many things you've made me want to do! LOL

Carol said...

I really love this. The fabric is perfect, so bright and cheery.

Leslie said...

these are awesome

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Very pretty and I like it wonky too!

Jennifer said...

Mary- those are seriously wonderful. I am so impressed. Those scare me but you inspire me with your amazing ability so hopefully I will tackle something like that soon. What tool are you using? Is it a dresden wedge or a specific triangle tool?

Glad you had a great trip!

Eileen {bluebirdluxe} said...

So fun to see, Mary! :) I love the little swirl on the back!

Julie said...

That is so wonderful! Maybe someday I will make it to that level. As I headed to the beach, I was so disappointed that I didn't have a quilt to work on! So, I brought something to maybe work on learning a little embroidery. You, my friend, have caused me to become and addict (to quilting and to blogs!) Thanks!

Janet said...

What fun indeed, they're great and I love them, keep playing so we can see more.

CAS said...

I'm new to your blog, visiting from Pleasant Home, & quickly clicked to be a new follower. I haven't had a chance to look around much yet, but I already know there is much to learn & absorb from you. I am a newbie quilter, but love it. Maybe you'll visit my blog & follow back, but mine isn't just a sewing blog -- more eclectic in nature. LOL!!!
CAS

Leanne said...

Wonderful, and thank you for the clear tutorial on how to make these!

CAS said...

Hi Mary, thanks for following my blog. Hope you enjoy mine even half as much as I'm going to enjoy yours.
CAS

Melissa S. said...

You are a BEAUTIFUL quilter! I'm loving this. Melissa @Lilac Lane

Marit said...

Thank you for sharing the fun! Love your spiderweb blocks, and am very tempted to try some...
; )

I am Just One Mom said...

this spider web pattern has been added to my stash busting list. I love the freedom of colors.