Wednesday, October 29, 2008

String Spiderweb

The blocks are finished and put together. I am still trying to determine if I like it or not. I do love the fabrics, bits and pieces of so many projects of so many people. There is all kinds of fabrics in there, Christmas, Easter, polka dots, stripes, solids, dull and bright. The background color is actually cheddar and not yellow, very bright, very cheerful. What I did not like was putting the blocks together. They are so cock-eyed I could hardly get any of the points to match. Fortunately, it is so busy you probably won't notice. I tried to press the seams open but that was no fun either. Ever time I press a seam, I would twist another. At one point my iron protested and spit on the background. I'm sure the spots will come out in the wash.

I think the next charity top I make will be super easy, like Mary's Boxed Squares. It will give me a good excuse to use up all those super bright loud fabrics I have been hoarding.

11 comments:

Vicki W said...

I LOVE it!

BTW - your shirt is going in the mail tomorrow - I had to buy envelopes so it was delayed a couple of days.

Ann said...

Soooooo
You are ready for the next shipment?? Just remember to be grateful for all the scraps I did NOT send you. It came out great B, sort of instant antique-y looking.

bingo~bonnie said...

wow zizzybob, you sure are fast and productive. Wish I could escape my kiddos and come visit you adn have fun sewing :)

maybe when I get my stirngs made for you and ready to mail I'll remember to throw in some random strings to add to your string box... I'm sure they would be used in somehting one day ;)

will you be putting a boarder on this spiderweb? perhaps a thin red inner then scrappy somehting on the outside?

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

bingo~bonnie said...

wow zizzybob, you sure are fast and productive. Wish I could escape my kiddos and come visit you adn have fun sewing :)

maybe when I get my stirngs made for you and ready to mail I'll remember to throw in some random strings to add to your string box... I'm sure they would be used in somehting one day ;)

will you be putting a boarder on this spiderweb? perhaps a thin red inner then scrappy somehting on the outside?

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

bingo~bonnie said...

wow zizzybob, you sure are fast and productive. Wish I could escape my kiddos and come visit you adn have fun sewing :)

maybe when I get my stirngs made for you and ready to mail I'll remember to throw in some random strings to add to your string box... I'm sure they would be used in somehting one day ;)

will you be putting a boarder on this spiderweb? perhaps a thin red inner then scrappy somehting on the outside?

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

bingo~bonnie said...

wow zizzybob, you sure are fast and productive. Wish I could escape my kiddos and come visit you adn have fun sewing :)

maybe when I get my stirngs made for you and ready to mail I'll remember to throw in some random strings to add to your string box... I'm sure they would be used in somehting one day ;)

will you be putting a boarder on this spiderweb? perhaps a thin red inner then scrappy somehting on the outside?

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

bingo~bonnie said...

wow zizzybob, you sure are fast and productive. Wish I could escape my kiddos and come visit you adn have fun sewing :)

maybe when I get my stirngs made for you and ready to mail I'll remember to throw in some random strings to add to your string box... I'm sure they would be used in somehting one day ;)

will you be putting a boarder on this spiderweb? perhaps a thin red inner then scrappy somehting on the outside?

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Deb said...

Very cool, and season appropriate! I'll bet that was a pain to put together with all those seams!

You definietly deserve easy after that!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Barbara,
I LOVE THIS ONE! My fav colors are pink and yellow and this one has both in spades. Awesome! Lovely! Fantastic! Way too cool!

I could go on and on and on and on and...

Mary said...

It is bright and I'm sure the blocks created lumps where they came together. I have a kaleidoscope quilt on my list to make one day and I know there's a trick to getting those centers to lie flat... I just hope I can find the book I saw it in by the time I'm ready to make the quilt.

amandajean said...

it's gorgeous! I haven't sewn my blocks together yet and now I'm scared to. I'm sure that middle seam is going to be bulky, with that many points coming together.