Thursday, March 22, 2012

Half sewn, more basting, and redbuds.....

I decided I needed to stick with it and sew the top half of this quilt.  The art quilters are coming Monday and I need the design walls cleared off.  I will have this photo for the layout of the bottom half so I can finish it later.  There is a lot of bias in this one but I kept it under control and it is going to finish a little under 35" square.  I would never be able to do a large one of this pattern but LeeAnn over at Nifty Quilts did make a large one and it is a beauty.  Be sure to click on the link and check it out.
The cross quilt is basted now.
I guess I don't need to worry about any freeze before the redbuds bloom.  We are still expecting a couple more days in the 80s and then the 60s over the weekend.  I think they will be fully in bloom by Sunday.


15 comments:

Jackie said...

You and LeeAnn keep tempting me!! I need to do a spiderweb fro sure!! Did you use the same method as LeeAnn? Enjoy the weather! I know I am...

Ida said...

It is too late for this quilt, but with any future quilt with a lot of bias, I read about interfacing tape (about 1-inch wide). Iron it on to where you're going to cut a bias edge -- for example making half-square triangles iron it diagonally from corner to corner, then cut. The interfacing stabilizes the edges, and you don't get the stretch like normal.

Drawback, it does add a bit (just a little) bulk.

Susan said...

I think I need to start thinking about small quilts! I've always wanted to make a spiderweb quilt, but have always thought it would have to be big to show off the design. Thanks for showing that just isn't so!

Sewing Junkie said...

Any size in this quilt pattern would be gorgeous. Thanks for the link. Both of you have a lot of talent. Chris

NeverBored said...

I love the Cross quilt. I think that one might be in my future. It's definitely worth cutting into my treasured batiks for!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I clicked your link and now I'm totally jealous of both of you. Those are some beautiful quilts...they really grab me.

Smiles,
Kelly

Needled Mom said...

No full size one for you???? It really is gorgeous and such a great use of scraps.

Enjoy that warm weather. You are definitely warmer than we are.

Nifty Quilts said...

Your spider web is beautiful. I love how he webs glow with your dark to light gradations. Thanks so much for figuring out this pattern! I had no trouble with all the bias edges, as I used my walking foot for piecing it, and a lot of pins.

Anonymous said...

Your work in progress as always makes me smile... Redbuds are gorgeous as they are now, but can hardly wait till I see the blossoms.

J~MT

Mary Keasler said...

Love your black and whites with the gorgeous multi colors. It is so vibrant.

Muddling Through said...

I like your spiderweb, but there is no way I am doing one, at least not now. I'll just enjoy looking at yours. Our redbuds have finished their bloom, so I'll enjoy those of yours, too!

Terri Stegmiller said...

I love the colors you are using in your spiderweb quilt.

Pat said...

I love, love, love the spider web quilt. It is beautiful. It is raining outside right now and the weather has cooled off. The daffodils are in bloom and also the Star Magnolia is blooming. It must be Spring. I also love redbuds. They are scattered in empty lots in the wooded area that I live it. I am surprised that no one has dug them up and taken them home.

Monika Kinner-Whalen / My Sweet Prairie said...

Oh my gosh - do I love those colors! What a pretty pattern. ) Your blog is very beautiful. I should come here more often!
~Monika in Saskatoon

Jean said...

This is so pretty, had to go back in time to see the beginning of the thought process!I am so far behind in blog reading! What a splash this will make.