Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WiP Wednesday - Long Shot

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I'm linking up with WiP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.

I'm still chugging along on these spider web blocks, but I made the mistake of counting the other day and I'm starting to think that finishing in time for the challenge deadline - November 4 - is a real long shot.   Quite frankly, at the rate I've been sewing lately, I'll be lucky to finish this quarter.

I hate showing you these, because the pictures have got to be running together and all looking the same by now.  I promise, these are four new pieces.  I've made twenty-six of these, which sounds good until you realize they only equal six and a half 11" blocks.  Just seventy-four to go!  Wheee!

You might remember that I made the quilt for our bed out of fabrics from a nickel block swap.  I needed 3 1/2" squares, so I spent a LOT of time trimming them all down.  For some insane reason, I felt the need to save all of those 1 1/2" x 5" or 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" strips in this Ziploc bag for the last five or six years.  And that was before I even met Pam.

I finally found them a home.  As I work on these spider web segments two at a time, I add another strip to the chain when I sew the last string and am ready to trim up the triangles.  I figure I'll use them as a border around the quilt.

I have gotten behind on my podcasts, and string piecing is mindless enough that any chunk of time is perfect for listening and stitching for as long as I've got.

Right now, mindless is about all I can muster when it comes to quilting.

What's in progress at your place?


  1. I like spiderweb blocks but that's why I've never made any. I don't think I could make that many.

  2. Lovely spiderweb block...and great use of your scraps.

  3. I really like your block, and you don't want to know what I have going on at my place. Too many things to count. I flit too much.


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