Friday, February 24, 2012

Caught in the Spider Web

Just 8 more webs to go, plus about 100 scrappy kites!  

Meanwhile, I've been receiving the most wonderful vintage fabrics from fellow collectors and blog friends.

These are from Julie.  They were quilt backs and a pin cushion that belonged to her grandmother!

These are from Hilda

These came from Cheryl.

These are from Victoria

These are from the Rebels.

These came from Sharon, Patty and Beth--who included some lovely Dresden plates!

                                  Thank you so much!!!
Once the Spider Web lets me go, I look forward to making these into two quilts!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Vintage Fabric Swap, Anyone?

Are you a vintage fabric collector?  Want to swap a few? 

February is my birthday month, and I think this will be a fun way to celebrate!

I want to copy this old quilt.

Each block uses a different print.

I wonder if the maker traded fabrics with her friends.

I'd love to include fabrics from my friends too!

I've been collecting vintage fabrics for years.

I've got some in every color.

I'd love to trade some small pieces with you!

All I need is one 9 x 12" piece--or two pieces 4.5 x 12"for each block.  I'm looking for medium to large prints, floral or funky.

If you want to swap one or a few, leave a comment and we'll trade addresses.  Let me know what colors and prints you want.  And I'll do my best to make your wishes come true!

This block is made with my Accuquilt Go! Baby, with big thanks to Victoria for the "Chisel" die.  It fits perfectly with the 3" triangle.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Spider Web Redo

This week I took apart the spider webs from last post and refigured them.  Thanks to Wanda's idea, there's an easier way!  Two sets of strips make two webs, and I get the propellor centers like on the original inspiration quilt.  I'm excited to keep going on this!

Here are the old web triangles--almost enough for a baby quilt!