Saturday, April 25, 2015

Spiderweb Block


I was off today and spent some of my day working on this Spiderweb Block. There were many seams to match. I tried to reduce the bulky seams by changing direction when paper piecing. I made one set of wedges according to the sequence listed on the paper pieced pattern. However, I changed the direction when I made the second set of wedges.

 
As you can see in this picture, I started with 17 and worked my way towards 1. This way my seams would go in the opposite direction of the first set of wedges.  Each block is made up of 12 wedges. There are 2 patterns per block, 6 wedges each. This way, my seams were in the opposite direction and would butt up against each other and I'd have no bulk!
 


Here's the front side of that paper in the previous picture.
 
 
 
I decided to do the harder seams first. These diagonal seams took a while to match up. I think it would have been much harder if I hadn't made the seams go in opposite directions. Still hard! The seams where everything was straight were so much easier! Once again, I tried to do the hard part first!
 
 
 
 
Here are my 4 blocks so far! I love them! I already have 6 wedges done of the next block. These blocks are addictive! I love them so far!

10 comments:

  1. Really nice piecing going on there! this will be so pretty hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thank you so much, Julierose! It's such a fun project. I'm really enjoying it!!

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  2. Wow! Beautiful collection of blocks! I'm glad your idea of working from opposite directions helped you with the piecing.

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    1. Thanks! I'm wondering if I can use my little idea on the rest of the blocks. I've got to try it out.

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  3. Just the thought of handling all those seams fill me with dread!! You are obviously made of sterner stuff than I am - but seriously these blocks are looking amazing.

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    1. Thank you! I did notice the seams but tried telling myself they wouldn't be too bad!! Not fun but I'm getting through them.

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  4. WOW! Bellissimo Rosemary!
    This project is very very nice. Looking for the next one . Happy Quilting!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'll keep posting them as I complete each block! 8 more to go!!

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  5. these blocks are coming out gorgeous!

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