I have made spider web blocks in the past using paper templates, but Heather's tutorial used a fabric square cut into quarters as your guide. She gave very simple, straight forward instructions for marking the triangle templates, making it quick and easy to start stitching. I like, too, how the star is kind of thick and chunky here, showing off the LV fabric. However, this method does result in 4 rather large LV scraps in the process. This is fine by me as I'll use them right up in my medallion quilt.
Sarah specifically asked for eight coordinating strips in the same color family at the immediate edge of the star. The idea is that this will really highlight the star in the midst of the scrappy webs. I do like the look, but boy I found it difficult to find 8 matching, non-repeating prints! I did it in the end, but really had to dig through the old scrap bin!
On the negative side, my blocks are indeed smaller than the 12 inch square (unfinished) they should be. Sarah says it's OK, but it's really niggling at me. There might be a quick unpick of the four quadrants and a re-stitch in the hopes of finding a real 12 inch square block in there!
On the positive side, I love how these blocks turned out. I might steal Miss Sarah's idea and slowly make a few of these in my quiet moments and eventually build up to a quilt top. They were super easy to make, creating a very satisfying evening of sewing. I love how they used up the old scraps very quickly, giving me a walk down memory lane with each quarter square.