It’s FINISHED: Spider Web String

I am so excited to wrap this one up and put it in the finished pile.  I started this some time ago.  When we hosted a retreat in 2017 with Bonnie Hunter the Spider Web String was one of the quilts that the participants made.

Oops…there’s snow on the right hand lower part of the quilt…it’s so snowy here!!

You can find the free pattern for this quilt on Bonnie Hunter’s site HERE.  She did hers in a 6 x 7 setting.  I did mine larger.  It’s an  8 x 8 setting.  The quilt, if I remember right, is 96″ x 96″.

Here it is as it came off the quilting frame.

A BIG shout of to all of the blog readers who sent me fabric to make this.  All of these little scraps in scrap bags that were sent to me were collected and put into this quilt.  Oh I love scrap bags.  I could never have the great variety that I have without all of those tiny pieces.  If you don’t like scraps and strings, I’ll happily accept any anyone wants to part with.  Making these kind of quilts makes my heart happy.

You can see a sneak peak of the back here in the photo…see?

I typically don’t keep many quilts that are bright colored but this one is oh so tempting….I think it’s the black (actually charcoal) with it that makes me like it so much.

For those of you who have been following my color theory posts…the scraps in this quilt are all white based.

Of course a Ruby picture.  
The binding is a bright green print.

The backing I think looks great with the front.  It was a duvet cover that I bought at the thrift store.  It wasn’t pieced.  It’s fabric that appears to have been pieced.  I did do a little piecing to get it large enough for a backing.
Try as I might I couldn’t get any good close up pictures.  I used a variegated thread for the top and the back.  It looks good close up but I tried and tried to get a photo but for some reason it doesn’t show up with the lighting.

The center black got a flower motif and the webs got a corner to corner design.

I was so hesitant to use a black background.  I am sure glad I did!!

So any of you who went to the retreat and made this with Bonnie…do you have your quilt done?

The other quilt we did was Moth in the Window.  Sadly that one I haven’t sewn a stitch on…but enough of that.  THIS ONE IS FINISHED!!  I also have one more quilt of the pile of quilts that need to be quilted.  I’m going to get caught up.  I’m determined.

14 thoughts on “It’s FINISHED: Spider Web String”

  1. Oh, that is so beautiful!! All the scraps make it so vibrant. I can see your quilting pattern fine in that next to the last photo at the end of your post. You did a wider binding on this one, I see. Looks lovely with the green polkadots.

  2. I love your spider web string!!! I made this one on my own last year…..haven’t sent it to quilter yet. I feel like there is a lot of bulk where the strings come together. Did you have any trouble with quilting that part of it?

  3. Beautiful! I’m working on one as a graduation quilt for our granddaughter but my centers are yellow. It’s slow going but I hope it’s done in time.

  4. I too love the brightness of this quilt and the use of a charcoal background is wonderful, great choice. Moth in the Window will be there when your ready. Congrats on another great finish.

  5. Beautiful quilt! I have been giving thought to your white/cream theory. Today I pulled fabric for a quilt top. I thought everything (aqua based) went well together and low and behold I spotted a white in the creams. Oh! I would never have noticed before. Then there was another and in the end I replaced 3 pieces of my 20 to get rid of the whites. We shall see how this top goes! Thanks Jo. Prayers stay with your whole family.

  6. Well, I posted a photo of mine using orange as the background on Oct 31 that year. The spiderweb quilt was a gift to my granddaughter who was born on Halloween, so taking Bonnie’s class was the inspiration for it all. The Moth in the Window quilt hasn’t been opened since the retreat, but I had already made a queen size one for my grandson who graduated from high school. I bought all those green shirt remnants from Kelli and have been collecting green shirts since the retreat so one of these days I’ll get busy. Your spiderweb quilt is awesome with the black and I have to say I loved your double wedding ring quilt, too. Lots of progress from your sewing room!!!!

  7. I was just looking at Bonnie’s pattern a couple of days ago. After seeing your quilt, i’ll have to look again at my scraps to see if the are dark or if I have enough brights/lights to use a darker background. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I have the Spiderweb, mine is also charcoal and will be my second Spiderweb, and Moth in the Window in the queue for quilting – maybe later this year. The only one I finished completely was Points of Interest! I love it so.

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  11. Judith Fairchild

    I really like this quilt the black background was an inspiration. It makes the webs stand up and shine.
    What a lot of work done and well done. The small one is perfect for staying warm on a chilly night.

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