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Thread: Spiderweb top finish

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    Spiderweb top finish

    I finally got around to finishing this top that has been on the design wall for forever.

    here is the first post in Rhonda's wall hanging swap. (show and tell what other stuff I was working on.)

    Hi everyone. Looking forward to seeing the quilts from everyone. This was a quiet swap this time around. I'm sure there is lots of things that happening that takes our time away from quilting.

    Getting older has been my biggest challenge. When I get home from work I would run right to my sewing room and spend some time there before the end of the day. I still have the enthusiasm but not the energy so my quilting is slower and not as frequent. I so wish I could retire.

    I have had to start planning my time better so I can get to what I want to do with my old bones. Age has allowed me to appreciate even more my love of quilting and the time I have to spend in my studio.

    I am now planning my next wall hanging while working on getting my scrap stash in order. This is how I am organizing my scraps:



    Hasn't even put a dent in the scraps! I'm going to have to make it bigger. Five x five rows was my plan but now it will be six x six.

    I am calling this one Ms I. Spyders' Collection. There are lots of novelty fabrics to hunt for.

    What has everyone else been up to over the summer? I am waiting for my swap name now and weaving my web.
    peace to all
    lulu

    Here is the finished top and a few of my favorite pieces in it.

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    there are many more favorite fabrics and I love to search them out. This is one of my favorite quilts made from scraps from so many past project.
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    Cute! I like the purple addition also.

    Linda

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    Beautiful, I love the spider web design and your fabrics are just lovely. I know what you mean about getting tired after work. I am only doing 3 days but a couple of hundred kms per week and some. Trouble is I reckon I'm going to 'die in harness' Quilting and gardening are the only things keeping me going some weeks.

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    Wow, what a fun quilt! Nice work.

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    Wonderful quilt! I love all the interesting fabrics--I love doing these because you can use everything and it always works in the end. I also really like the squares in the stars--I'll have to try that!
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    Love the fussy cut pieces!
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    A great quilt!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    I love your Spiderwebs on the dark blue background!

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    Oh that is superb!! I love the little lambs print.

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    Very interesting. I love all the differrent fabrics.
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    Love your Spiderwebs. Bright scrappy quilt.

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    nicely done
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    very niely done!!!
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    This is EXACTLY why I love scrappy quilts. Way back when I was a toddler I grew up with scrappy quilts on my bed and enjoyed many restful hours looking at the fabrics and finding beauty in them. Even the "uglies" became dear to me. I especially liked finding fabrics that I recognized from garments my mom had made. Your quilt is fabulous!

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    I love it. I have one I want to start. I also have a ton of scraps to start using. Well Done. Luann
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    Great quilt--I have not made that design yet, looks complicated!
    i am intrigued by your design wall--is it a hinged wall unit?? Looks like it would open and close?? If you purchased it, could you share the brand name and where you got it??

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    Beautiful quilt. I love your choice of fabrics.

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    Nicely done! Love how you cut your strips to catch the "I Spy" effect. Love your quilt! Thanks for sharing.
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    Wow, I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanne S View Post
    Great quilt--I have not made that design yet, looks complicated!
    i am intrigued by your design wall--is it a hinged wall unit?? Looks like it would open and close?? If you purchased it, could you share the brand name and where you got it??
    Thanks for responding to the quilt. It is very easy to do. I over sized my blocks a bit so I could trim them square. Most of the intersections, where it matters, came out close enough for me, better than I thought they would.

    My design wall came from a fabric store that closed many years ago. It has seven panels that swing like doors and it is full of UFOs. It was originally used to display wedding gown lace. I bought that and several cutting tables and fabric shelves at the closing sale. Enough stuff to set up my very own studio.
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    Oh wow. I like this so much, now I want to make one. You did a great job putting this together.

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    I loved your quilt from a distance and love it even more up close..fun to sit and see what you can find and loved the sheep fabric..
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    Think I may have to copy this!!! An I Spy for me - what a nice way it will be to remember the quilts I have given to friends and family. Thus making it a memory quilt too.
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    That is the BEST spiderweb I've seen - love the idea of an I Spy. Am wondering how long it would take as I don't own many kiddie prints, etc. BUT, this could certainly be a goal. LOVE your color choices. Thanks SO much for posting!!!

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    It's stunning!
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