String Spiderweb for Mom

Amy Friendgifts, paper piecing, quilting, string quilt11 Comments

Here is the little quilt that I made for my mom for Christmas. It is bigger than a mini quilt but a small lap quilt. It would have been bigger if only for time! I thought it would look nice in her new kitchen on a bench that is beside the window. And it does fit well there without looking too small. It is just over 3′ square.
I used the tutorial for making a string spiderweb using paper piecing found here.

I used various off white fabrics for the star like shapes, to add to the scrappiness of it and to add more interest. I made 36 triangle shaped pieces which equals 9 squares, 3 across and 3 down. The fabrics are various shades of blues and white and off white. The binding is pieced from remaining scraps and the quilting was my first attempt at an all over loop pattern.

I had a lot of fun trying this style of quilt and would like to try another at some point. I have a little store of Christmas fabric scraps that I keep adding too because I think that this would make a really pretty Christmas quilt with off white and Christmas colored spiderwebs.