Monday, April 29, 2013

Spidy Senses Are Tingling

The wonderful Sarah has been plotting for months...waiting for her turn in our Modern Stitching Bee.  We had a few hints of what was rolling around in her mind, just teasing us.  Finally April arrived and she unveiled her super awesome tutorial to make Spiders Web blocks.  Her tutorial is very easy to follow and brings you through step by step drawing the pattern and piecing.  I, however, am not incredibly good at drawing patterns.  I tried my best, Sarah!  


It's a great block for burning through your scraps.  It uses scraps of all shapes and sizes, which is awfully handy.  


I couldn't find a piece of paper wide enough to make the 13 1/4 inch template, so for the first one I had to use gift wrapping paper.  That really worked pretty well.  By the second I found this:
And that was much much better.  They'll be off in the post to you today, Miss Sarah.

I started up with Instagram this past week using Sarah's blocks as a little tester project.  If you'd like to follow me there, I am @fluffysheepquilting.  You'll get a sneak peek of anything passing by the shop or sewing table days (weeks!?!?) before you see it here on the blog.

On another note, last week was a very difficult week for my family.  Everything is now just fine, but it was an awful roller coaster to get to this point.  Thank you so very much to many of you for your well wishes, prayers, good vibes, emails, texts, etc.  Knowing my quilty friends were supporting us made a huge huge difference.  Thank you. I am so lucky to have you all. xx




16 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

You did good! I found them a challenge too! But a great scrap buster, I agree!

Canadian Abroad said...

Excellent blocks! Am I the only one who hasn't done mine yet then? And no good excuses either.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

pretty blocks! I'd love to make a quilt of them one day! Using wrapping paper made me giggle :)

tomomi mcelwee said...

lovely bright colour!!
I use greeseproof paper too and they are never been in the kitchen.

Katherine said...

Oh, I love spider web blocks and yours are so bright and cheery! Clever you for using wrapping paper in a pinch. ;o)

Sarah said...

wrapping paper! Perfect. Great blocks Cindy, thanks, Glad things are looking better xxx

Annabella said...

Such gorgeous blocks Cindy - Sarah is going to have another gorgeous quilt. Thankful that everything seems so much better for you now :) Hugs! xo

Katy Cameron said...

That Sarah, her schemes always turn out good, after minor heart failure for the participants ;o) Glad things are better for you this week!

Flying Blind... said...

Super blocks, and the best end to the week xxxxx

giddy99 said...

BEEYOOOOTIFUL blocks!!!

Leanne said...

I love your blocks! And I am glad that things have turned out well.

Lynne said...

Oh wow! They look challenging! You did well.

diane said...

I loved making this block too and will keep it as a bookmark when I need a bee block in the future.
I hope things continue to improve with your family situation.

Nicky said...

I went with newspaper - just as well there was no white fabric involved!

Well done! I love to strip....piece! I find it relaxing when I get going with a bag of random scrap!

Pink Bicycle Girl said...

These look gorgeous - I must get on with mine!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Gorgeous blocks xxx

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