My scrap bin was getting out of hand again so I revisited my version of a Spider's Web quilt that I first made nearly two years ago.
Slow and steady wins the race.
It is not something you can knock up in a week. Each web is constructed of eight triangles. In this quilt alone there are 128 triangles which I've slowly been adding to as the weeks have gone by. I've stopped at this point because I've run out of background scraps. I still have the inclination to go bigger though, so will wait for some more scraps to be produced and then continue.
The original construction of a Spider's Web quilt is to mark equal sides down from the tip of the triangle.
I don't do that.
On one side I mark down from the tip and the other side I mark up from the bottom.
The original instructions I wrote for this method are here.
What that achieves is two different shaped Spider's Webs and for me that is more visually appealing. I also find the original version can be quite 'heavy' with the same large Spider's Web row after row. This way I think it gives a 'lighter' look and breaks up some of that rigid heaviness.
The shape possibilities are endless, only dependent on what measurements you choose to use for each web.
And I just love it. I really love it for the fact it turns any old scraps into a mesmerising mix of colours that (in my head anyway) just seem to work.
It allows you to use up even the tiniest of scraps. It's like looking at a huge memory book of my life in quilts for the past few years.
And that makes me happy.
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