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Thread: SpiderMaid - a long time coming

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    Junior Member Karenjane's Avatar
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    SpiderMaid - a long time coming

    Just finished this one, I've been working on it off and on for about a year - as usual other projects came along that HAD to be done. It started on a whim. A planned visit to a sister and we decided to do something scrappy, so I brought a couple boxes of scraps and combined with hers we had plenty to work with. I developed a pattern and printed us paper piecing patterns using pads of kids drawing paper. The paper worked quite nicely. She made a quilt for her dogs and I just kept piecing. It finished up at 80 X 92 and I think I'm going to use it in my own room. It's gotten chilly here in NC. I include a closeup of the binding, using a technique developed by my sister (Cathedral Window Rolled Binding by dilyn on this board), it's the first chance I've had to try it. I am quite pleased with the way it looks and no hand work.

    It's a busy quilt so I kept the quilting simple, spider webbing in the paper pieced webs, a large stylized foral inthe black areas and a meander on the borders. I liked the flower on the black areas but wasn't crazy about the thread buildup at the center and was contemplating an applique when I happened to find the embossed felt buttons. I thought they added a nice touch of color to the black areas and distract eyes away from some of wonky petals. I washed and dried a couple of the buttons and no problems at all still look good. One of my webs looked a little off, one fabric didn't have enought contrast and just blended with the black so I added an honorary resident and it gives the illusion of that dark fabric being a print. I used a light fabric for the backing, kept to the floral/insect theme; can't wait to use those leftovers in another project.

    I enjoyed making it but am glad it's finished. It's fun looking at all the different fabrics and remebering what else they've been used in. Thanks for looking

    Karen Jane
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    Senior Member CharlotteO's Avatar
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    It is absolutely beautiful. Nice job, great embellishments, great quilting. I am envious of all your talent. It is lovely.

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    Beautiful quilt! You were so creative with your quilting and your buttons etc. Great job & you should be very happy with it!

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    spectacular finish! The quilt just sparkles. I love it.
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    What a lot of hours went into this one its AWESOME!!

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    wow... love the colour...
    no wonder it took a long time coming

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    Fabulous. I am currently working on and off one pretty much the same. I hope it ends up looking like yours.

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    nicely done
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    beautiful like how you did the border very good job!!!!!
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    Oh, I LOVE that. I think this one is going into my idea file...

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    Very pretty!

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    Your scrappy quilt is beautiful. The quilting and the buttons give it something extra and it's just perfect.

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    Great quilt. It will keep you warm on the those chilly nights in NC

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    Perfectly done. It is gorgeous

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    LOVE it, everything about it!!!

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    Love it. Wish you'd publish the pattern.

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    Beautiful scrappy with lots of wonderful embellishments! Great job!
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    Wow very pretty.
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    Your quilt is amazing! If you ever get tired of it, you can send it to my house! I notice that even though the webs are scrappy, it looks perfectly planned. I will be trying a border like that one soon! It really frames the spider webs nicely!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Great use of your scraps, and I can see why it took so long. Beautiful job! Love those little felt buttons, it adds just the right touch.

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    I really like the spider web design for scrappy quilts. You did a great job. The felt buttons, flowers in the balck, and spider embroidery really make it unique.

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    Beautiful!!! On my list of quilts to make. It does look hard but your results are just fantastic. A real beauty!!! Thanks for sharing.

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    wow-beautiful quilt-love it.scrappys are my favorite to make and look at
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    Where did you find those little flower buttons! They really add to the quilt!

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    My mouth just dropped. And that was even before I saw the embroidery on it. What a cool touch
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