Welcome to my blog! I have finally finished my 100th quilt, and it is a combination of all the quilts I have wanted to do. I have wanted to make a selvage quilt, I have wanted to do a spider web quilt, and I wanted to enter a quilt into Simplicity’s EZ Dresden Challenge, hosted by the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild. So, I have made a selvage quilt in a spiderweb design based on the dresden wedge. Instead of using a “kite” shape for the background fabric, I used Simplicity’s EZ Dresden ruler to make the background shape. Can you see the dresden shape in there? I did have to cut off the top two corners to make it into a point, but the 18 degree angle is where all the magic is.
I have seen spiderweb quilts and loved them, but I loved this one from Marit’s Blog Quilt-it. I realized that I loved it because of it’s odd angles in the spiderweb octagon. I wanted to find a way to recreate that, and the dresden ruler was my answer. I love the resulting octagonal shape.
At first, I was afraid of not having the octagon’s points connect , but now that it is done, I like the separation. It was also really great to have this space to do straight line quilting. I was able to do a fun outline of the blocks, which I love, in addition to a quilt line on the side of the major intersecting seams.
I used this flea market fancy print (my favorite print that I have always wanted to buy). It wasn’t quite large enough, so I added an additional print, Timeless Treasures Washi Waves in aqua to make up for the difference.
I bound it in Kona Orange. At first I was nervous about its brightness next to the softness of the Kona Azure and the selvages, but I have to admit that I am loving the effect! It is a bright frame to a happy quilt!
It was so fun to have my 100th quilt also be my spider web quilt, my selvage quilt and my dresden ruler challenge quilt. This quilt measures 65 inches by 90 inches. Thank you for stopping by my blog.