October 17, 2010


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!


October 5, 2010

15-Minute Triangles

I'm finding it difficult these days to squeeze in even 15 minutes to play.  My 15-minute triangles are waiting patiently for a little attention.  Here's what they look like after adding a few more.

I think I need a vacation.  Yeah, a vacation.

Hope you're having a good week.