October 17, 2010

Sidetracked

Mary from Quilt Hollow sent me this Snap Happy bag recently.  My girl kitty had been sick, and Mary sent this bag as a "just because" gift.  She used the cutest cat fabric for the bag, and pumpkin fabric for the top of the bag.  It snaps shut tightly because it has a metal tape measure in the top!  And as always, her work is so nice.  Thank you so much, Mary.  You're too good to me!


I know I'm not the only one who gets distracted by all the amazing projects everyone else is working on, but I seem to go in many more directions than most people.  That would probably explain the countless UFOs in my closet.  I would think of signing up for a UFO challenge, but before I could finish making a list, I would have two more UFOs to add to it!  I need some serious therapy.

Anyway, I've developed an unhealthy obsession over Spiderweb blocks.  I ran across a tutorial at House of A La Mode, who was inspired by this tutorial at Quilt It.   I'm not fond of foundation piecing (I don't like removing paper, and I don't like the idea of an extra layer of fabric in my seam allowances), so this method intrigued me.  I had to make one (add one more project to "the list"). 


And then I had to make another one.


They're too much fun!

Here are some different Spiderweb quilts I found on Flickr.  Just click on the links below the collage to see the full-size photos. 

Spiderweb Mosaic

1. Progress on Spider Web Quilt, 2. Spiderweb Blocks, 3. my blocks for the Spiderweb Swap , 4. 6 rows of spideys (2 more to go), 5. Bee Happy progress-1, 6. spiderweb blocks together, 7. DSC07097, 8. Spiderweb Quilt, 9. Freshcut Spiderweb Quilt

Aren't they gorgeous?!!

And now I need to get back to what I was doing before I was sidetracked by Spiderwebs.


Cutting strips of old Robyn Pandolph fabrics to share with a special friend.

Have a great week!

Kim

35 comments:

Barb said...

Getting sidetracked is great for your viewers, what fun blocks and they work up so cute. Thanks.

That Mary is awesome!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

What a nice gift :o)
Those blocks looks great! Bet they are fun to do too:o)
I'm looking forward to get to do some sewing again soon, and my Kitche Sink is one of the quilts I will work on when I'm able to put the pedal to the metal again ;o)
Wish you a great week,
Laila

Deanna said...

I have been thinking about a spider web quilt, too, but have resisted the temptation so far. I love your current header with leaves and pictures. Very nice.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wat a cute little bag from Mary.
And a spider web quilt is in my future, I just can't start it YET! Thanks for stopping by - yes I will be busy for a LONG time.

Lori said...

That reminds me of the chip commercial. Bet ya can't make just one! LOL I love those blocks!!
The Robyn Pandolph fabrcis look beautiful too!

Dianne said...

Those spiderweb blocks are lovely! I love them, and love the fabrics!

Nancy said...

Cute bag, and I love the Spider Web blocks. Your fabric choices look so bright and cheerful in them. UFOs... embarrassing aren't they? Like you, I have many! Hope kitty is doing better.

Heather said...

OOOhhh... i love how bright your's are! thanks for all the bloggie love! ;)

xo, Heather

Cathy said...

Spiderweb quilts have caught my eye too. I'm thinking Halloween 2011.

QuiltSue said...

I just left a comment, but blogger is playing silly B',s so I think it disappeared. I just said that you being sidetracked is good for the rest of us as we get to see lots of different things.

qawseed778 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Sharon said...

Oh dear, and now I am side-tracked, too! You are not the only one who has a bajjillion UFO's...what to do? These are great spider quilts, thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Glad to see you're back on the sidetracked road, those look wonderful. Any pineapple strips in there??? LOL! So glad Mary sent you something, I know it helps a little.

Mama Pea said...

Like your spiderweb blocks! I made an exploding star quilt once, and I used a really dark fabric for part of the star. When I put them together, all I could see where spiderwebs. It turned out very similar to how these go together! Luckily, it was a Halloween quilt, so it worked well!

Karen said...

Those snap bags can be made in such a variety of fabrics. Would not have thought of Halloween fabric but it certainly is cute. Would be good filled with candy!

Vivian said...

Mary is the sweetest-- the Halloween fabric made such a cute bag.
Thanks for the links to the spiderweb tutorial. Another to add to my bucket list, and my bucket is overflowing.

I like your header. I Spy a pineapple block inside the first autumn leaf. You must be a computer whiz. Your header is always unique.

Quilt Hollow said...

Love your spiderweb blocks...fabrics that are not in my sash but tug at my heart strings! Oh and lovely stack of Pandolph....lovely!!!! Glad the tote was well received for a special friend. I'm so darned sorry....

Nicole said...

Sometimes you just have to go with the flow and let yourself be sidetracked! Love those spiderweb blocks! Perfect project to use up all those leftover scraps. That little bag is the cutest thing ever.

belinda said...

You are toooo funny about the UFO's....me too!
I did go through them and lay them all out in piles and discovered I had about 17 unfinished quilts...one I even found all sandwiched and pinned....now why didn't I just go ahead and get it quilted...LOL....something else cute like your spider web blocks came along...LOL!!
I think you are perfectly normal!!! And that little bag you were 'gifted' is tooooo cute!

Wendy said...

Coulda sworn I left a comment, but don't see it ... go figure :) Love your blocks and can't wait to see them put together. The snap happy bag is adorable! Love the print :)

Lynn said...

Your spiderweb blocks are great! Thanks for the link. I'm trying very hard not to get sidetracked myself. They are very tempting.

Thimbleanna said...

I feel your UFO pain -- I'm beginning to wonder if I'll EVER finish some of mine. And I don't usually like spiderweb blocks that much, but I LOVE your fabric choices -- it's going to be beautiful!

Mama Pea said...

I gave you a sunshine award on my blog today. Check it out: http://peasinapod.typepad.com/peas-in-a-pod/2010/10/sunshine-award.html. Thanks for all you do! I appreciate your blog-friendship!

Serena said...

just beautiful.
i love spiderwebs!

SueR said...

What a thoughtful friend you have, cute bag too.
I hadn't seen that method for spider web blocks, but it's very clever, and I can see some applications elsewhere as well. Lots of bias though! Lovely blocks!

beth said...

your spiderweb will be beautiful. I'm inspired to begin one too....but...you know...I have so many quilts going right now...I should probably wait.:(

Amelia said...

Oh, I see mine in the collage :) .... I love your spiderweb blocks! Great fabric choices! I agree, spiderweb blocks are so fun!

Wendy said...

Your spiderweb blocks are fantastic, getting side tracked is not always a bad thing.

Kim said...

You know I think you could spend a whole quilting life on spider webs......aren't they just beautiful?

Happy Sewing

Carrie P. said...

Mary is so kind.
Love your blocks. I am working on the binding on my spiderweb quilt.

Millie said...

Kim, I love your Siderwebs and have to look at the tutorial. I made a spiderweb a long time ago and I can't remember how I made them or where I put the template. LOL

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Kim, I love your blocks. But I'm with you, I do not like paper piecing and ripping that stuff off. But your blocks........I'm loving!!!! Nice bag from Miss Mary too. Very cute.

Mary said...

Love the spiderweb blocks!

Sherri said...

I love your blocks...and I just received a snap happy bag from someone...love it! But what I really want to say is...I just saw the cover of your new book on Amazon...love the cover...I immediatedly added it to my wish list!!! Congrats....can't wait to see it!

Millie said...

I love your spiderweb blocks and the gift from Mary is so cute.