You might remember back a bit. It was the middle of July and I was thrifting. I found a bag of string blocks for $10 at the thrift store. In the bag were these….
I was so excited…It was spider web blocks.
I already have a spider web quilt top together and I loved making it so I could easily make another….
Then I remembered the cover of Bonnie Hunter’s upcoming book…That quilt on the cover is spider web blocks.
YAHOO!! I could start the quilt before the book is even out. So…I started trimming the blocks and I pulled the papers off the back.
I counted them up and this is what I have….74 triangles….1 triangle with a cut in it….one completely block.
Well that’s a nice start but I’ll need more…so I grabbed my reds. That’s when I realized I was in trouble.
There are not matching reds.
That’s when I decided that -oh well. As excited as I was not going to get started on a quilt from the new book, that was not to be. I’d never find the matching red.
So…with some calculating, I figured I am pretty close to having 80 pieces. I have 74 plus the 4 from the finished block that’s 78. I need two more triangles. These two were with the group of pieces.
If you notice, the corners on the bottom are snipped off but I think I can make them work.
So I think I will finish these two triangles. I will sew these into blocks like Bonnie Hunter’s original Spider Web quilt. I’ll put them in a 4 x 5 setting. I’ll add a red border, then piano key border and then a red border again. The reds of the borders will be far enough away that it should be okay. This will only make a baby quilt but that’s okay. I hate for the blocks to go to waste…and besides, I always seem to need a baby quilt.
Now that I have a plan, I can get going….
What would you have done with the blocks?