Thursday, May 24, 2007

My Spiderweb top is FINALLY done



I don't have a good place to take full length photo's of quilts (or quilt tops in this case). I took the first one tossed over the balcony but decided to try and get a full length one too but I can't get far enough away from the quilt.

I had a couple requests for instructions - here's a link to my quilt instructions site. - they're brief and assume you don't need detailed instructions. I added the narrow dark red border on my quilt that is not included in the instructions because I decided at the last minute the border and sashing fabric would be too blendy without something between them.

21 comments:

swooze said...

I think it turned out lovely even though you struggled with it.

Norma said...

I don't understand why you didn't like this one. This quilt has built in movement and is one of my favorites! I love it! I am glad you did not get discouraged and quit!

Tanya said...

This is really an interesting quilt. I like it! It is sort of like a puzzle, sort of like an optical illusion. Very nice!

Vicki W said...

I hope you like it better now - it turned out fantastic!

JudyL said...

Mary: I love it! You must have one huge stash of greens. The border fabric fits it so nicely.

Gail said...

OOOh the optical illusions are fantastic! So glad you kept at it- and thanks for sharing the instructions. By the way, Tuesday the whole metro area and even further north was covered with the smell and smoke from the South GA & FLA fires. Who would have thought we'd see and smell it this far away???

Lynn Dykstra said...

For a quilt that was "a pain" for a while, you certainly made it turn out beautifully--I printed off the pdf and look forward to playing with it. Love the green you chose for sashings and borders.

Hedgehog said...

I know you had trouble with this one - it looks great! The dark red mini-border was a good idea.

meggie said...

This is a seriously DAMN nice quilt!!

The Calico Cat said...

I like the narrow inner border, but more than that, I like that the two greens are similar but different!

KCQuilter said...

Another beauty, Mary! Love how the green just sets off the rest of the quilt. I am hoping to get back to making blocks for Heartstrings as soon as I get caught up on "gifty" quilts!!!

Vicky said...

It turned out great, Mary! I printed off your instructions. I just might try it in two colors.

Darlene said...

WOW, that has some incredible movement. It's very, very nice!

Helen in the UK said...

This turned out beautifully. Glad you perservered :)

Judy said...

All the quilts and tops are just fabulous Mary!! I have missed so many posts! You guys got a lot done on your vacation!

Linda_J said...

The red is just the spark that it needed, Mary. I know you are glad to see it downscaled and finished since you were not all that crazy about it. The little pieced cornerstones are a nice touch.

I always pre-sash my blocks as I have never had any luck sewing long skinny strips of them (as instructions normally show) onto the heavier body of the quilt---just eliminating the drag is always a plus. The sewing is then just basically twosies, foursies from there in rows.

Deb Sews Quilts said...

Incredibly beautiful quilt!! Thank you for sharing the instructions.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Hopefully this quilt has grown on you now that it is finished? It looks great done!!!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Morah said...

I know you haven't been liking this quilt but I think it's gorgeous!!!!!!! I love, love the sashing!

Samantha said...

That is simply fantastic!

Nina In Norway said...

It is stunning. I need to make a quilt simmilar to yours. It is amazing the effect you got by your choice of colours.