It's time again for the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy's Creative Side. This deadline motivated me to finish my MCM Bee quilt....and the fact that my turn to be Queen Bee again is right around the corner!
|"Intersections" spiderweb quilt|
I asked my bee mates to make a spiderweb block with low value/volume background fabrics and bright scraps following the tutorial by House of A La Mode for piecing spiderweb blocks but requested they leave the wedges unassembled as I wanted to combine the wedges from my bee friends into making the spiderweb block from Jacquie's tutorial.
|spiderweb wedges made using House of A La Mode tutorial|
I then designed a layout with alternating spiderweb blocks and "filler" blocks. These filler blocks only have strings on the outer sections of the wedge. I love how this layout opens up the quilt giving your eye a place to rest in between the lovely-scrappy-craziness of the webs and actually makes the webs stand out.
|Filler Block B|
This is my first time participating in an online quilting bee, and it's been the best experience! I love these ladies who encourage and inspire. I found myself getting quite emotional as each block was quilted, reminding me of this special group.
|blocks coming together|
Even though I merged the wedges I received from my friends, I took photos of their block parts as they arrived so I could remember who made what. I loved recognizing the fabrics and blocks. Quite a few of these blocks were assembled at my summer quilting retreat, so some scraps were provided from my retreat friends which makes this quilt even more special.
|Valori Wells Karavan on the back|
The blocks made by me, the backing and binding all came from my stash. My Valori Wells Karavan yardage is the perfect backing! I pieced this cool elephant print with the signature blocks and a section of Valori Wells Nest. The binding is from Connecting Threads.
|quilted with walking foot|
The quilting idea was totally stolen from Crazy Mom Quilts! However, she gave me the Aurifil #2600 in 50wt which was used for the piecing and the quilting. Aurifil #1148 was used to hand stitch the binding. That cute little purse came from Stitch Supply Co.
I named this quilt Intersections for a variety of reasons. Scrap quilts are special because of the history behind those fabric pieces; whether given by friends, leftover from favorite quilt projects, cut from child's clothing or pulled from that prized stash fabric that you finally cut into, each strip of fabric tells a story. This treasured quilt is a collaboration between friends who share a common passion and whose lives have intersected because of that common bond. Thank you Anne, Carla, Carla, Cindy, Debbie, Deborah, Elizabeth, Linda, Mary, Mary, and Susan! I couldn't be happier with my quilt!!!
|Spiderweb Bee Quilt|
Thanks for stopping by!!! I would be thrilled if you leave me a comment letting me know you dropped in. Don't forget to see more of the festival here.