Sunday, November 13, 2011

SPIDER WEB QUILT

Hello to all my quilt friends out there I hope all of you are doing  well ,I have been dragging my feet to make a post , my mouse wasn't working ,so I just got a new one and it makes it easier to click on the view of my photos so I know which ones to post  that was the main problem  makes it difficult if it isn't working.
 As you can see I am making a spider web quilt which I had seen on Marit's blog ,she has a wonderful tutorial,I got  excited about it and started it many months ago .Recently I pulled it out and said YOUR NEXT   I used all my little strips by organizing them from short to long and longer and sat down watching TV and pinning them on ,so when I had them pinned I just sat down at the sewing machine and sewed them up.
 My husband Tony has become interested in quilting ,he likes the design of this quilt  when put together ,he got up from the couch and walked over to count how many triangles I had made ,for him to do that says something.
I trimmed and trimmed, and as I trimmed the underneath end of the triangle I was thinking they can be used to make a quilt ,there were so many of them let's see 32 triangles and each one has 2 that's 64 WOW!!
Viewing an this angle you can see how many ,I think they were not all there when taking the photo,but I was not really counting while working  in the end there were 32 half square triangles .
Here I have put a dark blue border ,hubby Tony helped me choose, he even knows what jelly rolls are LOL
So here are the ends  I cut 2 inch strips of solids and just randomly sewed them on the sides sort of a log cabin , I can't wait to sew them all up .

I have brought the quilt to my Shop and I spend my free time quilting, while rocking in my chair ,people can see me through the window and wonder what I am stitching.
I am quilting by echoing which is easy enough. 
Last ,but not least as some of you know I have an art and frame business and I just wanted to share with you some vintage stitchery that a lady brought in to be framed , here I am choosing what color matting to use ,but unfortunately I forgot to take a photo before the customer picked them up ,they looked real nice she was very pleased .  I also  have been busy in my shop trying to make enough room to  make a little studio in which I can work on quilts in my free time,that will take a little while longer. And something that I would like to mention to International quilters is that my spell check hasn't been working I can't figure it out ,it used to work ,but lately it hasn't if anyone knows what I need to do please let me know.  I hope all of you are doing well and make something creative!!

10 comments:

Maria said...

Hi Theodora,
Nice to read your post again.
Your Spider Web Quilt looks great. I love maing them as you can use up lots of scraps.
How nice your DH is interested in your quilting.
Lovely stitchery's your customers have made.
Sorry can't help with the spell check thing.

sunny said...

I love your spider web quilt! I have another friend's whose hubby is named Tony, and he has started quilting with her. It must be the name Tony. I'm glad to hear you are well and keeping busy, although we we'd love to see more of you in blogland.

Sheila said...

So nice to read your post Theodora , I love your spider web quilt ,and I see you are hand quilting it which is so nice , wonderful job and also nice your dear Tony is interested in your work . The stitcheries were lovely and I bet they really looked special once you framed them.
hugs Sheila

kheli said...

LOVE your spiderweb quilt! It is so full of life! Love to see the stitched are too, thanks for sharing.
And congratulations for getting your dear husband involved. Makes life easier!

Good to hear from you!

wackywoman said...

I have missed you. Glad to see you back. Love, love your spider web quilt. I know it is more work than you are letting on. I bed your quilting it at your store helps bring in customers. It would me, that's for sure.

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Beautiful quilt, Theadora! I especially loved the photo of all the pieces staked up....as well of course as the shots of it all put together. Really lovely!

Nifty Quilts said...

Your new spiderweb quilt is wonderful! It's a great showcase for all those different fabrics! I love that your husband is collaborating with you, and that you've taken your quilting to work. Your stitching looks good too!

kristine said...

hey, i am also making a spider web quilt for my daughter-in-law for christmas:) hahahaha. go tony!! tell him φούστα φούστα from thomas and i:) thomas and his friend are really getting into the quilting too. they are really proud that they know what fussy cutting is:) love you. love your post.

Oops-Lah said...

What a nice husband you have; taking an interest in your quilting and even giving advise on colour choices. Love your spider web quilt, it's so pretty. Hugs Vreni x

Quilting Yai Yai said...

Fabulously beautiful!!
WOW!
Deborah