Webbed Quilt Pattern
Monday, September 19, 2016
Happy Monday! I am so happy to be sharing the first of my two new patterns with you today! It's been a while since I've released anything new, so it feels really good to get these out into the world. Today I'm introducing you to Webbed.
This quilt has been floating around my head for a couple of years. I've long admired traditional spiderweb blocks, but never got around to making one. The main reason is I didn't feel I had the patience. I made a spiderweb mini quilt once and the time it took to make that put me off a little. I've played around with big blocks a few different times in the last few years, and super sized spiderweb blocks seemed like a great solution!
The first version of this quilt pattern that I made features my Curiosities collection (I'll share it soon!). I finished and photographed it over Christmas last year, but I always knew I would make a Halloween version. I had every intention of letting the original quilt be the feature for this pattern. Once I finished this one though, I couldn't turn back. I really love how it turned out.
I've been collecting Halloween fabric piece by piece for years. It was so fun to finally cut into my very favorites from my collection. I made this quilt from various yardage, but it's all 2.5" strips, so it's a great use for jelly rolls! Many of the prints in this quilt are from Spooktacular by Maude Asbury and Guising by Lizzy House. For the background I used Mauvelous Pure Element solid by Art Gallery Fabrics.
There are five different quilt sizes including Baby, Throw, Square Throw, Twin/Full, and Queen/King. My Halloween version is the Square Throw, which is 80"x80". The instructions include strip totals, yardage, and individual piece counts so you can cut from scraps. The blocks are foundation pieced to keep things nice and simple. You'll want to be keep this in mind when selecting fabric, I recommend sticking with quilting cotton. This will ensure the seams don’t end up too thick.
This quilt was quilted by Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting. I am obsessed with the quilting! It's the "Spiderweb Variation 2" pattern on her site. It's exactly what I envisioned for this quilt.
For the backing, I used yardage of one of my all-time favorite Halloween prints from Spooktacular. Look at those cats dressed as ghosts! I can't even handle it. It's bound up in a newspaper print from Mama Said Sew by Sweetwater.
I want to extend a huge thank you to the four quilters who tested this pattern for me. Their recommendations and feedback were invaluable, and they made some really beautiful blocks! The first four blocks on the left were made by Angela (Decorating the Dorchester Way + @angelamhunt), the next two blocks were made by Carrie (@carriebeecreates), the top far right block was made by Holly (hollygetsquilty.com + @hollygetsquilty), and the bottom far right block was made by Erika (@pinksuedeshoe). I love how different they all look!
There's still time to whip up a spooky quilt in time for Halloween! It doesn't have to be made in holiday fabrics though, it would look beautiful made up in all different fabrics!
The Webbed Quilt PDF Pattern is available in my shop now, and the paper version can be found here!
I'm entering my Webbed Quilt in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, hosted by Amy Ellis!