Monday, July 23, 2012

Design Wall Monday July23

I started this quilt some time last year and then put it away in two boxes. The design wall was empty so I got it out again.  I really like building blocks but kind of dislike sewing the blocks into rows and making it large and unruly to handle. So in the box it went. I think is was last sept when I got all the blocks built. This is just the first four rows. I have five more rows in the other box. I got this quilt out because I would like a new quilt for our new bed and this one would be big enough.

I was very good to mark all the blocks with a piece of paper to show what block it was. I mark rows and columns with numbers and alphabets. It looks like it works well for me.  I know I took many of the blocks to a guild UFO sewing day, so I needed to transport them. I used 12" papers and stacked the block parts.

The other five rows in the box. I have these plastic boxes I got at Michael's crafts that were sold for scrap book papers and pages. I love them for quilt blocks. They fit a 12 1/2" block so very nicely. This quilt has 72 blocks so I needed two boxes for it. If you want to see more about this quilt please check This out. I guess I need to get it done now.

I have added this to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times and Sew Happy Geek's Manic Monday


  1. Wow! Great spider web blocks! Lots of gorgeous batiks. Oh I totally understand the issues of wrestling with big quilt tops, and yet I continually do it! Can't help that I love generously sized quilts -LOL -there is lots of me to cover!

  2. Hi Cathy, thanks for linking all of that history of your Spider Web quilt together. I takes time for a masterpiece to come together. It is going to be another stunning quilt, and I especially love the use of your own hand-dyed pieces.

  3. It will be a beautiful splash of color on your bed when it is finished. I bet it has many wonderful quilt fabric memories in it too. That is one the terrific things about scrap quilts - all the fabric memories and stories. They also feel like a free quilt because they are usually made from our left overs. Happy quilting...
    Warmest regards,

  4. It is so fun to HAVE to pull out a project to put up on the wall for Design Wall Monday. Looks like this one is ready to get finished up. Sewing the blocks all together can get tedious, but it is getting SO close to being done. It will look great on your bed very soon.

  5. Oh yes, get it done, what a beauty!
    Happy Sewing

  6. This is gorgeous... get sewing!
    I love those plastic storage boxes from Michael's too...they are great! I am trying to make myself empty one before I start another project, but I think I'm going to have to give in and buy some more!