Monday, August 2, 2010

Spiderwebs for Christmas

Hurray for starting new projects!  Isn't it such fun?  Here are the fabrics I've gathered for my next big(ish) project.

Fabric for a new project

I purchased 3 Christmas prints from Sew Love Christmas, another Etsy store from Ruth of Sew Love Fabrics.  They are from Michael Miller's Christmas Spice collection, in slightly "off" tones of olive green, tomato red, pink and teal.  Amazing - A Christmas fabric that fits in with my home!

I decided to mix in quite a few solids after seeing this stunning quilt by Dirt Road Quilts.  Honestly, I've never worked with this many solids and I wonder how it'll all work out.   Added a little Amy Butler wallflower for good measure.

Spiderweb beginnings

Now I've cut fourteen 14" blocks and divided each into 4 triangles.  I'm in the process of marking the triangles to prep my first go at spiderweb blocks.  But, I'm not making a quilt.  Can you guess what it's to be?

I'll admit, I'm just a leeeetle excited about this one!


  1. LOVE the fabrics! A tree skirt?? I hope you are making a tree skirt... I think that would look amazing!

    Jennifer :)

  2. That christmas tree fabric is amazing... and I think its going to be a tree skirt to, what a fantastic idea! Reminds me, I need to get on making my Christmas Tree Skirt too!

  3. How pretty is this going to be? Can't wait to see your progress.

    What kind of linen do you use? I used something I had bought at Joann's and thought it was really wobbly (not the best word, but I hope you know what mean). My blocks still lined up and everything, but it sure felt like it could have been easier.

  4. What a lovely comination. That check reminds me of elmer the elephant!

    Can't wait to see what you're making, Jill

  5. Love the fabric with the Christmas trees! Can you believe it's August? The Christmas crafty countdown has begun!

  6. I love the choice of fabrics... OK I love everything related to Christmas.. I cannot wait to see the result!

  7. Gorgeous fabrics.. I am thinking you are starting a tree skirt! Something I need to contemplate as well.. cant wait to see how yours turns out!

  8. I'm using Essex Linen/Cotton blend in natural for my neutral linen. It's very easy to work with - and I know what you mean about "wobbly" linen. My favorite-looking linen so far was very wobbly. Hard to cut straight! I actually don't plan to buy this Essex again because I don't like the loss of texture that comes with a linen/cotton blend. I need to keep sampling linens until I find my true love source :).


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