Friday, April 03, 2015

mini spiderweb quilt

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
When making this quilt, I had visions of a larger lap size quilt or a pillow cover, but then I did a reality check. If I put that much time and effort into something that size, no one would be allowed to use it. Ever! So, a mini it is!
I absolutely love how it turned out! The measurements are here, if you'd like to make one of your own. It's a great way to use up some teeny tiny scraps! The quilt measures about 13 1/2" x 16 1/2".
Speaking of teeny tiny scraps....I was in Duluth earlier this week and I had a chance to meet up with my friend Sue for lunch and shopping. She made the sweetest little pin cushion for me! Thanks so much, Sue! The scrappy patchwork above the pin cushion is her work as well. There was more than a little squealing going on at the table. I feel the need to dive into my scrap bins again--surprise, surprise! (The blocks were made using Victoria's technique.)

Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday!

32 comments:

Melissa Corry said...

The spiderweb mini is fantastic!! I love how happy and bright it is!!! And that pincushion, so cute!!

Jessica said...

I just love your color combos! The spiderwebs definitely look like a lot of work. Glad you are back! :)

Christine Feldstein said...

I agree with your theory about not making a big quilt!
It's a fabulous Spiderweb mini quilt! And what a sweet present from your friend sue!

Svetlana said...

oh wow!!!! That's a lot of super adorable scrappy goodness :)

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

Those teeny tiny pieces made something amazing! LOVE your spiderweb!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

It's so nice to have you back! I have missed your scrappy goodness and the links on Fridays.

skrawek tęczy said...

Przepiękny, bajecznie kolorowy quilt.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie:)

Terri said...

Adorable minis! Love love love them. Aren't minis fun to make? Such a great way to experiment and have quicker satisfaction ;)

JaneB said...

The tiny pincushion! I love Victoria's method of scrap sewing, always an inspiration. Also that Spiderweb string quilt has been calling out to me. I love the idea of making it smaller. Do you think that will get it out of my system?

ipatchandquilt said...


So happy to have you back! I believe that taking a break from blogging once in a while is a really good idea.
I love the colours in your spiders wed. It is really singing with joy!
Greetings from the Netherlands,
Esther

coastal gray said...

The spiderweb is a small dose of wonderful.... Love the binding and fresh colors....
Can't wait to see what you do with the other tiny pieced block....

SuperMomNoCape said...

Your spiderweb mini quilt is amazing! And Sue made the perfect pincushion for someone who loves using teeny, tiny scraps.

Snowcatcher said...

Welcome back! Missed you but glad you had some time to yourself, I hope. You always come up with such great scrap inspiration. Now I've got to try this, too!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Hope you had a restful March. I sure missed all your scrappy goodness!

Jen said...

Your projects always inspire me! Gorgeous spider web!

Rene' said...

Love how colorful your mini spiderweb quilt is!!! So cute and representative of your scraps. That pincushion Sue made you is super adorable too. I'm happy to link up this week and I also have a spiderweb project to share ;-)) Welcome back!

Denise Russell said...

Gorgeous mini! I have been making mini quilts lately, too... Love the color of your scraps!

Carie said...

Oh it's stunning - I love the spierwebs and they're just so cute as a mini version!

Terry Johnson said...

Welcome back and hope you are feeling refreshed. Love the crumb blocks, string mini quilt and the pin cushion.

Tammy Stack said...

So glad you're back! I finished up a bunch of stuff but no blog to share. Thanks for the inspiration#

Tammy Stack said...

So glad you're back! I finished up a bunch of stuff but no blog to share. Thanks for the inspiration#

Angela Nash said...

Hi Amanda Jean! I had to laugh, with Renee posting the pillow and need to use the excess spider web bits, and you posting about making a mini. - angela

Needle and Foot said...

Welcome back Amanda!! Love these scrappy inspirations. So bright and cute.

Sigi G said...

I've really missed you - welcome back!! Love your little pincushion and the bright beautiful block inside!!

MTB said...

Yay, glad you're back! Thanks for hosting Finish It Up Friday.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

What an absolutely perfect little artwork quilt you've made! It is just happy, and that's always a good thing.

liniecat said...

Im bookmarking this and the 'tree trunks' ideas for when I attack mu really huge carryall of scraps!
I love piecing even the weeny sizes, cant bring myself to throwing them out : )
That's a smashing little pin cushion too, what a lovely gift.
Happy holidays

Sophie Belle Designs said...

I love both projects, can understand why it's a mini though!

Linda said...

So cute! I love it! I have used your slab piecing technique with little bitty pieces. The floor pillow I made for Lexi's birthday a couple of years ago. I used ticker tape size pieces for that. I love the sort of mosaic look it has, but it is putzy, LOL.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful mini quilt! Love the grey binding with the brights.

knitnkwilt said...

I really like spiderweb! Good to keep it in the usable realm. And your friend's made fabric is gorgeous--pass that on to her. :-)

I do "made fabric" now and then. Others find it relaxing; I don't. But I still like the effect sometimes.

Too bad I don't have a finish to share. Maybe next week.

Kelly said...

Makes me want to start one NOW! :)