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Friday, February 10, 2012

Spidey Mayhem!

Whew!  This seemed like a forever project....but the top is together....


This is Kathy Doughty's pattern from Material Obsession 2.  Although, I used the Marti Michell kite template which translated into smaller blocks than the Material Obsession quilt.


Even so...it is a healthy twin bed size.


Shortly after piecing the webs together I dismissed any notion of getting the strips to line up perfectly....who needs perfection?  I love the free-spirited nature of this quilt. 


However, I did pay attention to the points in the stars so I didn't lose the spiderweb shape in the end. 


This one is for Maggie....Scrumptious Scrappy Fun!


 Now to baste and hand quilt.  I am considering something a little different in the quilting of this one.  So many seams!  Stay tuned....
And to help me - just in time - I received my giveaway win from Kelly at Pinkadot Quilts!!!


I can't wait to test out these pens for marking.  I have heard so much about them.  The little piece of fabric is just precious and the candy bar.....yum!  It was just the right touch!

Have a wonderful weekend!

happy friday
mary {and flanders}

29 comments:

Nicky said...

Fabulous spider quilt! I love the glorious colour Mary - Maggie is lucky to get this one...and I am intrigued as to how you will quilt it!

Heather said...

I love this quilt!!!! I checked out the instructions in the Material obsession book and an online tutorial and haven't yet decided how to proceed. It is just so happy and bright and I look forward to seeing your quilting.

delia hornbook said...

Wow its beautiful and such fun with its colourful fabrics and patterns reminds me of a kalidiscope ;-) Well done you. dee x

Teje said...

Hi! I love your spider quilt! And even more because you have made the stars also with so beautiful fabrics and not just white like I have seen this before!
Your quilt assistant looks really sweet!

Jessie @ Messy Jesse said...

Fabulous job! such a bright and cheerful quilt, I spy a gorgeous vintage style seat cover in one of your photo's too - love it!
Jessie, xo

Archie the wonder dog said...

Fabulous quilt! I love the fabrics you chose for the stars!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I love how you didn't bother to match up the strips. It will be a very cool quilt!

Monika said...

I love those many colours in this one!! Yummy :)
(I´m still handquilting mine ...)

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

Mary this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the colors and the different fabrics for the stars. Flanders approves, I can tell! ;) I also love that pin cushion next to the quilt. Can we see a close up of that? xxoo Kris

Charlotte said...

that's amazing! really lovely! And I love those pens - it's funny, I just blogged about them myself 10 minutes ago!

two hippos said...

a truly stunning quilt top, I have been in love with the spiders web from Material Obsession for so long. Can't wait to see it quilted!

Miki Willa said...

This is so beautiful! The colors are so cheerful, and I love the fabric you put in the stars.

iluvmybugs said...

What a beautiful, and fun, quilt Mary! Love the colors and fabrics.
~Terry~

Material Mary said...

Well, I think the quilt is absolutely fabulous!!! Love the bright colors--it makes me smile. You should love the frixon pens--I love mine!!
Mary

Kari said...

Wow! Gorgeous quilt.

Linda said...

This looks fabulous. I look forward to seeing how you will hand quilt it. Will you use Perle cottons?. This will be another of your wonderful quilts and your super combination of fabrics, designs and stitching.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Such a fun and cheery quilt. And what a nice little win!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Congratulations on a wonderful, bright, happy finished top!!! Molly is golly to love it, though I see Flanders thinks its for him.

selfsewn said...

Beautiful Mary, you live a very colourful life methinks!
Naughty Flanders!!

Have a great weekend!

Pattyskypants said...

It's a very 30's looking spiderweb. I think you did a good job.

Jackie said...

An absolute gorgeous finish!!

Carla said...

This beauty is on my "someday" list. Love it! How fun that you won Kelly's giveaway.

Nifty Quilts said...

Fabulous quilt! Congratulations. I may have to make this one sometime soon.

Marit said...

Such a happy, happy quilt! Love your colorful combination... Enjoy the quilting!
; )

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Incredible!!! I adore the scrappiness and yummy fabrics! I'm learning so much from you about being bold and using colour - I just love it!

Little Island Quilting said...

Such cheery colours - especially welcome at this time of the year.

Renee said...

Your quilt is so pretty! Glad to see that you decided not to stress over the matching of all the stripes; now I don't feel so alone in that. I am nearing the end of a spider top as well full of cottons and silks - it is so mesmerizing to see it all come together.

**nicke... said...

oh mary! it is beautiful! how do you love those pens? awesome right?

Tornangel012 said...

Oh man Mary I can't sqeaul enough about how I LOVE those Frixxon pens! I get mine from www.jetpens.com in all different colors and tips sizes, they even have markers! One precaution is that the ink is Thermal which is why rubbing (making heat) makes them disappear. So if you write something and leave it in the car on a hot day the ink will seem to vanish, but on the flip side extreme cold (like in the freezer) will bring back all the marks.