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Monday, March 3, 2014

Returning to the Web....

Some time ago....before my mother became ill...I began a spider web quilt.  My quilt is based on the pattern by Kathy Doughty in Material Obsession 2.  
 
 
 
But of course, life got very busy and I folded the quilt up for another day.  I would pull it out every now and then to stitch a few lines.  
 
It isn't an easy one to pick stitch. The strips are sewn to a fabric foundation....so it is very heavy and very thick.  
 
 
I really didn't have much left to do....
so I pulled it out last night before the Oscars.
 
The quilting is finished and the binding is on!
 
  
Just in time for my binding class tonight!  I will be able to show the class a quilt ready for hand stitching the binding to the back!  Yippee!
 
 
As I held it on my lap quilting last night....I thought about all the little pieces of fabric in this quilt.  Some of them are long gone but well loved....
 
 
Maybe these bright colors will entice Spring to make an appearance!
happy monday!
mary

31 comments:

Nifty Quilts said...

It's beautiful! Congratulations.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Oh one day Molly Flanders one day! Gosh to make such beauties..... :) x

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi! You have made gorgeus quilt! Real enjoy to look! x Teje

Brenda said...

I love spiderweb quilts and yours is fabulous with its different colour stars and tiny strips.

Svetlana said...

this is such a gorgeous quilt, Mary. And your hand quilting makes it even more stunning.

Marie said...

I just love this pattern and your version of it - so wonderfully scrappy! I made this one in Halloween colours for a friend of mine last fall(I called it Pumpkin Patch at Midnight) but still have to quilt it. It's a table topper so not too big but I want to quilt cobwebs into it and still haven't worked up the courage to give it a try. Hopefully in time for this Halloween...

diane said...

stunning, as usual, and worth the wait

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautiful! If you had told me you were quilting it in black I would have thought you were crazy but it looks amazing and so spidery!

Patchwork and Play said...

Another stunning Molly Flanders creation Mary! I can imagine there will much "ooohing" and "aaahing" in class tonight!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your Web quilt is a wonderful happy riot of scrappy goodness!! Stitching through the layers was so worth it because your pick stitches give it that special cosy look.

Carla said...

Very very cool. I love the blocks done scrappy. So looking forward to seeing one of the baskets you are doing to go with the retro blocks us mid century girls sent you : )

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Yummy!

Anne said...

So cheerful and fun. The handstitching really is a nice touch.

Greenorchid said...


So beautiful... Well done you! Smiles Cass x

Christine M said...

Your quilt looks wonderful Mary.

margaret said...

this is a real masterpiece, so many fabrics to gasp over, love it

Sharon Eshlaman said...

It's beautiful! I love the way you quilted it. I like your socks too :-)

Granny Maud's Girl said...

It is hard to beat a happy, scrappy spiderweb.

Lea said...

It's gorgeous! Absolutely stunning.

Michelle Huddleston said...

It's just so bright and cheery!

roccagal said...

have been keeping tabs on you but have not commented for a while! I just LOVE everything you do!! this one is a special favorite! great post! thanks!

Taos Sunflower said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. Great idea on quilting it to mimic the spider web. I haven't finished mine, but it's on a super light weight pellon backing and will be a PIA to quilt on a machine, so I think I'll take a page from your book and do it by hand. Thanks for the inspiration!

CATHY DANIEL said...

I just love it! and if Spring doesn't come now you've gone to all that trouble, then it never will!! xCathy ps giveaway on mine!?

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Just fabulous Mary! You make the most amazing quilts.
Hope it shakes loose some warm weather too.

Selfsewn said...

Love it..thats all x

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

What a great quilt and I love what the hand quilting adds to the overall design.

Patti said...

This quilt is truly beautiful. You are a really terrific quilter.

weekendtherapy said...

Too beautiful!! Do you have any tips on the center?? I am having the hardest time on a simple pin-wheel, I can't imagine what it would look like if I tried this!

Rach H @ FamilyEverAfter said...

It's so bright and cheerful Mary, just like you!

Carla said...

How fun to see this today...I worked on my blocks today. Your finish makes me excited to keep sewing on mine! What type of batting did you use with the extra layer in the foundation?

alwaysfindahappyplace said...

This is so beautiful, I love spider webs!