A week that begins………..

With a quilt group/guild sew-in and meeting following is definitely a great week!!! This group had decided it was time to do a raffle quilt and last month (as you remember, I was in the warmer climes of Texas!!!!) a pattern was chosen with a small number of gals “running” with the idea!!!! Our Monday sew-in was a time of putting together some of the makings for, what is going to be, a very stunning, appealing finish. It’s a ‘string’ quilt in the “Spider Web” setting. Black will be the star/background fabric and the ‘strings’ are Fall/Autumn colors.                A ‘kite’ shaped piece is afixed to a paper piece that’s triangular shaped, then a variety of fabric “strings”/narrow strips are stitched on to the paper either side of the black piece. The resulting piece is then trimmed and put together, in settings of 4, to form the block. A few photos for clarification………009 The paper triangles w/the black ‘kite’.                        007 Add some very willing workers and LOTS of ‘strings………. 004 005 

One that is trimming and coordinating the string-piecings and who made a small sample quilt………001 002 

And you end up with a stack of string pieces ready to be put into blocks………008. A very productive morning. I’m sure I’ll be posting on this project as it goes along. The raffle drawing will be next October/November but there’s lots to do between times!



About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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13 Responses to A week that begins………..

  1. mtetar says:

    What a Beauty it is going to be as a finished project. You all continued to enjoy your craftsmanship. Blessings Always, Mtetar

  2. When does the paper come out? Do you think triangles of stabilizer would work in the place of the paper so you didn’t have to worry about taking it out? Just looking for your advice because I would love to do a quilt like this!

  3. Are the strings torn/cut? This looks like a super challenging project to me. But then for you and your group, it’s likely not.

    • treadlemusic says:

      They are cut using a rotary cutter and mat. Will do a quick post later (been meaning to do a product review that follows this technique!!!). Thnx for the comment/reminder!!!!!

  4. Beth Ann says:

    Wow—that is an amazing pattern and what a fun group. I can just imagine all the chattering going on whilst you piece and quilt!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Oh my! You are so right!!! And I didn’t get a photo of the fab ‘goodies’ that many of the gals brought to nosh on!!!!!! Progress posts in the future!!!! Stay warm……….

  5. I love that you are doing this together as group! Wish I had a group of sewing buddies like that.

  6. KerryCan says:

    What a great-looking quilt design! And a great way to use scraps. You ladies are busy!

    • treadlemusic says:

      I thought it was brilliant, too! And a pattern/color combo that would appeal to many…..even if the home decor went a different direction. The word that comes to mind is “elegant”.

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