Thursday, March 12, 2009

free spiderweb quilt

I made another spiderweb quilt. the last one was bright and white, this one is a bit more muted with tan and soft bright colors. I used the paper piecing instructions from this site.

spiderweb quilt in tan

closeup of spiderweb mini quilt

I used only fabrics from my stash. the back is some Heather Ross pony fabric, which for some reason I have two yards of. I have no idea why I ever bought so much. I even had a few yards of tan binding left from my Plain Spoken quilt, so I only needed to make a few more feet of binding to finish it. I quilted it in and around each spiderweb.

spiderweb quilt, detail of pony back and quilting

this picture of it in direct sun is mostly terrible but a little bit awesome.
spiderweb quilt, in the direct sun

And it could be yours!

Because I have a crazy number of baby quilts in storage, I've offered to donate this to my mom to have a giveaway on her blog. I would give it away here, except last time I tried a giveaway, no one entered until after the contest ended. (it's fine, because I do love my woolly mammoth.)

Anyway, help my mom have a more successful giveaway contest, drop by her blog, and leave a comment to win the quilt.

You could use it as a baby quilt, a wall hanging or toss it over the back of a chair. Or if you're a quilter, you could use it as an excuse to cross off "tedious paper-pieced but awesome looking spiderweb quilt" off your to-do list.

15 comments:

cathy gaubert said...

good lord, are you serious!!
i don't think that i knew that you had a blog. your wooly mammoth is beyond awesome, and that quilt just takes my breath away. i am so happy that i have you as a contact on flickr...and now i know that you have a blog, and i will be one of your readers!
xxx

cathy gaubert said...

p.s. i think that i may have lied in my previous comment! now i think that i did know that you blogged, but did you maybe take a really long break at one point??
anyway, i keep up with you on flickr! i just didn't want to be a liar-liar-pants-on-fire. :)

Momoo said...

Thanks, Jenny! Your quilt turned out beautiful, maybe I'll have to leave a comment on my own blog. You sure are a sweetie to set up the giveaway on my blog. :) :) :)

Alissa said...

So generous! I'm in the midst of making one of these myself so I don't think I'll enter, but I'm off to check out your mom's blog!

Fabric Fanatic said...

jenny, I just left a comment over at your mom's blog and can't understand how I missed out on your wooly mammoth giveaway. Love your spiderweb quilt and hope it finds it's way to me. LOL

Lynn said...

Wow, your wooly mammoth is pretty awesome. And the quilt is gorgeous. I can't believe you're giving it away!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I want it! The quilting is awesome. The fabrics fabulous. And I love spider web quilts. Hurring over to your mom's blog now!!!

Rebekah said...

this is amazing! I love the fabrics and colors. I will make a spiderweb quilt someday :)

Amber said...

Oh my goodness - this is gorgeous! I would have totally entered if you gave this away here and now will be off to your mom's blog to enter. I love your blog - you're in my Google subscriptions...

jacquie said...

so fun checking out your mom's blog...it's so great that you both sew, both blog...so cool!

SandyQuilts said...

Adorable.

Are you listed for announcements about your blog? I have to say I have alerts for give aways and even this one didn't get announced in my email.

Off to visit your mom.

Shasta said...

Jenny, I was reading your blog and admiring your quilt, and my draw just dropped when you announced that it could be mine! I definitely would have entered here as well, but at least this way, I got a chance to "meet" your Mom and add her to my bloglines as well.

Amy said...

I had a similar problem first time I had a give away - two prizes and um, three entrants so I rushed out bought another prize and everyone was a winner, but I didn't tell them that. I love the spider web quilt and had to dash to your mother's blog to enter.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

So nice! I'm sort of amazed that you used up that much Heather Ross on the back, seeing as how her stuff is getting rare now that she's not allowed to design for a while. Good on ya!

Christy B said...

i am absolutely CRAZY for your "mostly terrible but a little bit awesome" photo. Would that I could get the sun to make my quilts glow!
super love it.