Saturday, August 28, 2010

Scrappy Spider Web


After quilting three quilts in the last three weeks, I can honestly say I enjoy free-motion quilting! I thought I'd NEVER say that, not in a million years. I gave myself the goal of quilting three quilts this summer--the two in the last post and this one. They're not perfect, but that's fine with me. My only goal was to get them DONE. I figure a quilt, no matter how it's quilted, is better than a pieced top sitting in the cupboard.




This is the third in my series of "summer quilts," that is, quilts that I made over the last two summers. I knew I wouldn't want to work with these when the cooler weather came. I only like to work with colors of the season. Are you that way too?




Many thanks to Marit for her spiderweb tutorial.

18 comments:

Judi said...

Wow I love you colors, your quilt pattern and you quilting. As to the colors, I'm more into what I chose for the project as I'm learning to quilt so I'm not that seasonal in my fabric selections.

Selvage Quilter said...

Wowzers, I love this quilt. It's one of my favorites. I love the border and the quilting and the "backgrounds" and the webs and the binding. Did I miss anything? I don't think so. It's all perfect. Yayyy!

beth said...

oooh! the quilting on this is wonderful!!!

theodora said...

Wow that is so pretty using various solids instead of just white like I am right now ,I just started one this week , have been using all of my strips and scraps from previous projects ,it is a good way to use the scraps and the pattern is so pretty when put together, good work.

Catswhiskers said...

That's amazing... so inspirational and you made it sound like free motion quilting CAN be done!
I love scrappy quilts and your spider web is fabulous
gina

Michele said...

Hi, I love all your quilts because they are so very "happy". Congratulations on mastering free motion quilting........something I don't think I'll ever suck it up and actually do! Michele

QUILT ROUTES said...

I love your philosophy of a quilted quilt being better that an unfinished top!

Tonya R said...

it's wonderful and your quilting looks great!

Betty said...

Your quilt is beautiful.

The Scrappy Bee said...

As I sit staring at a stack of unquilted tops, I know you are right....a quilted quilt is better than unfinished tops. I love the one in this post. Hmmm...love the idea of not having the center string not all the same fabric. Bonnie

Jackie said...

Wow, is all I can say. Karen, from the Selvage Quilter directed me here and I just love your blog. Wonderful, colorful quilts!! You can bet that I will be back!!

ritad said...

I too came by for the Selvage Quilter, love your spiderweb. The different colors for the triangles is great. I've just started one wish I had seen this first. I'm following now, so I'll be back.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I also came here from the Selvage Blog. WOW! Your quilts are wonderful and bright and happy! I just recently did my first liberated quilt with selvages--check the selvage blog on Sept 2nd! I am usually quite anal about getting all the points to match--but I am starting to loosen up! I want to make another liberated quilt sometime soon.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Visiting from the Selvage Blog ... wow, I LOVE your spiderweb quilt (and the house quilt below)!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats on the finishes and keep up the good work!

Magpie Sue said...

Okay, I totally need to take a page out of your book. I'm still afraid of free motion quilting, even though my machine is supposed to be built for it. I've always preferred piecing over quilting but you're right about finished quilts (however they are quilted) being better than flimsies in the cupboard. Thanks for another straw on my back!

On the other topic... in winter I want to work with tropical colors :- )

Marit said...

Your spiderweb is lovely!!! I love your "twist" on the layout, the striped border, the centric rings (alternating light and dark strings), and the quilting is fantastic! Thank you, also for the link to my tutorial. I am so happy to see a beautiful quilt inspired by it!
; )
I also love your determination to quilt your tops, three in three weeks is amazing! My stack of tops is calling out to me...
I am so happy to find your blog, read about your (lucky woman) workshops with Denyse Schmidt and the Gee's Bend quilters. Thank you so much for sharing!

Bonnie Hull said...

love that turg & gray border...

Vesuviusmama said...

I absolutely love it! And while I seem to be able to work with any colors any time of year, I am reluctant to work with flannel in the summer - it just doesn't seem right!