Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spiderweb Quilt

I love all of those Spiderweb Quilt's I am seeing in blogland. I found a great tutorial from Quilt-it that I love. I originally thought I would do a white background and use all of my pink, green, and orange scraps. I love that combination. I got thinking about it more though and decided to do a linen background with ivory, white and yellow scraps. The quilt is going in our family room and it goes better with the decor. Plus, this is just so me. I am crazy about linen lately.



One block takes an hour to make. I always set out to make three or four at a time, but I am exhausted after one! This one will take me awhile. I love it so far, but the linen is not laying right. I can't get it to iron out. I know linen can be harder to work with, but maybe I am doing something wrong? I am hoping that after it is sewn together, and quilted it won't matter. What do you think?

36 comments:

Ravenhill said...

Wow, what a beauty of a quilt! You just go for it don't you? One beautiful amazing project after another! My guess is that the quilt will be beautiful even with the misbehaving linen!
~Emily

nicole said...

did you steam it?? i'm sure you did. it looks great though and i think you are right it will lay flat once you get it all quilted.

Martha in California said...

It looks like it's going to be a beautiful quilt. I have to say linen is hard to iron. Try steaming or starching it like crazy.
Not sure what else to tell ya.
I've made a couple of pants using linen fabric, after a few seconds of wear, they're wrinkled again. oh well.

Rosa said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration. I've been wanting to make this quilt, but was daunted by the original pattern tutorial. The tutorial that you linked to is so helpful. I am excited to try in the future. I can't wait to see your final result. It is looking lovely! I definitely understand the slow going piecing of blocks.

APA said...

I'm afraid I can't offer you any suggestions or help with the linen, but I do want to say I love these spiderweb quilts, too. Your color choices are wonderful and when finished, this will look beautiful in your family room, no doubt about that!

Jessica said...

I've always found linen is a bit tricky to work with as well. I do, however, believe that quilting things together makes things all better. I'm so in love with those spiderweb blocks--they are beautiful!

Julie said...

try using magic sizing or spray starch and then ironing. then it should play nicely.
beautiful quilt.

angie said...

You really do have an amazing eye for putting fabric together that is so pleasing to the eye......I won't even get into how talented you are assembling it. :)

AlewivesGirl said...

That looks great!

Keep on doin' whatever it is you are doin' 'cause it looks sooo good.

I have no words of wisdom to impart about linen. I haven't worked with it a whole heck of a lot BUT for what it's worth there IS a linen setting on most irons.

You probably already knew this.

That's all I got.

Somehow I've missed the Spiderweb trend but I looove the way this looks so I am off to investigate further.

Keep us "posted"...pun INtended!

XO,

Rhea

MLE said...

I hear ya on how tired you get working on just one block. I just finished my whole spider-web quilt this weekend, and I can't say that I will be making another one! I love it, but it takes a very long time!! I posted a pic on my blog today of my finished product...check it out!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What an attractive looking quilt - love the cream and linen combination - it would look great in my living room too!! I agree witht he other comments - lots of steam and spray starch will have your linen behaving in no time :)Quilted linen looks lovely

Kate said...

The colours are fantastic with the linen - all that effort is definitely worth it.

Heather said...

Where have I been? I've never seen this pattern. Wow! It's amazing.

Nature Knitting said...

I do not follow blogs who sews so have never seen a spider quilt. How unique! It is really something.

Sandy said...

this is really wowing me. i love the spiderweb pattern and your fabric choices.

Marsel said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!!!

amandajean said...

it's beautiful! have you tried spray starch? i have been using it for my blocks to get them to lay flat. well, in order to help them lay flatter. there are a lot of seams in those babies.

tiennie said...

It's always so frustrating when you can't get it to lie flat. I haven't worked with linen but I'm sure you'll make it beautiful!

hooli said...

oi! I tried one of these once. It looked horrible. I love the pattern, but I didn't execute well. I guess. Good luck. I can't wait to see the finished product.

lucky knitter said...

That quilt is going to be beautiful! I haven't made a quilt with linen, so I'm no help :( sorry.

Renee said...

I love this pattern and your colour combo is really wonderful.

I haven't quilted with linen but spray starching it might give it more body to iron flat.

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

your colours are really lovely...nice to have something out of the ordinary....i have interfaced lining with the finest interfacing you can get and it helped enormaously...just stops the weave or is it the weft from stretching, and keeps everything flat...

QuiltedSimple said...

This is so lovely! You're right - I think the linen will quilt out very nicely when done. Can't wait to see more of it
Kris

Hilary said...

That is going to be a stunning quilt! And it does seem very, very you. I'm sorry I don't have any advice about the linen...

beki said...

Oh wow, I love the colors you are using! It will be fabulous when you're done.
Oh yes, linen can be a bitch. It stretches...and shrinks. I think once you quilt it then throw it in the wash, it will be fine.

Carolyn said...

I love it! The colors are so good together. I can't tell you are having trouble from the pictures so maybe it isn't that bad? Good work! Sometimes the ones that take the longest are the best finished project. Keep it up!

melissa s. said...

ooh i love it! and what amazing patience you have. i'm more about the instant gratification blocks :)

kim said...

I think everything you touch is magic.

3 M's said...

I really like the colors on this one- linen is one of my favorite fabrics. I bet you it will look just fine when it is quilted. . . but I'm not a quilting queen :)
You've been making some great clothing for your kids - super inspiring!

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

So impressed with all your quilting and had a great time going threw all your recent projects!!

Angie said...

Oooh, I love the colors you chose :-)

Shorty said...

I learned a new phrase from a veteran quilter last night, "It will all quilt out just fine." I'm sure once you've got the quilt finished and give it a good wash or two, you'll find that it looks just perfect!

I love the pattern!

Gretchen said...

so awesome! You are my quilting hero.

bobbinoggin said...

this is the most tasteful spiderweb quilt I have seen so far. I love it! Thank you for the inspiration. :)

Anonymous said...

I have done 5 spider web quilts so far. I am addicted. Are you removing the entire back triangle after sewing? If so, you may not want to do that on future blocks. You are working with so many bias edges, it's easy for the triangle to get wonky. Leave on the triangle base fabric. I also use heavy duty spray stace and Press...don't iron your fabric. Good luck. Your colors are great and it's going to work out in the end.

susan said...

this is lovely
and i was bad and didnt read thru all the comments, but have you ever tried best press?? you will love it!