Friday, 11 April 2014

Aneela Anthology Spiderwebs - A Finish

I started this quilt last year, well actually thanks to the accountability of instgram I know that I made just two blocks back in January 2013. I can't really say why I stopped at two, I was all excited, rushing out to buy a whole load of white solid yardage to make up the quilt. But then they sat on my wall, taunting me all year. They are pretty time consuming with all those little strips, and if I am honest I think I was finding it hard to cut up the last of my scraps!

Until I went on retreat in March with the best sewing friends a girl could ask for, Jo did a pretty good job at blogging about it (I was too exhausted from all the stitching when I came back!). I packed up all my precut and premarked white squares and a shoe box full of Aneela scraps along with my sewing machine and several bags of snacks and treats! We didn't leave the cottage for the whole weekend and stitched until our eyes were sore!

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In the space of two days I managed to make enough blocks to get a fair sized quilt and put the top together too. All that remained when I got home was to quilt it, in a simple loopy fmq, and bind it. It is much smaller than I would usually make, but I had started to run out of scraps and it is still big enough to go across the bottom of a single bed nicely.

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I really have loved every single line that Aneela has done so it is wonderful to have them all together in this quilt. It is backed with a vintage pink floral sheet that used to belong to my Nan, which makes it extra special. I started the quilt so long ago that Hello Petal has since been released so that's not included in the quilt. I guess I will have to make another one then!

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If you are interested in making your own spiderweb quilt, I used the great tutorial by Heather over at House of A La Mode

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I'll leave you with a thank you to my daughter who helped me take these photos (because I have a migraine AGAIN!) and a huge hug and a thank you to anyone who sent me any Aneela scraps all those moons ago to make my Aneela Sampler quilt, this quilt only exists because I couldn't bare to waste a single precious scrap of it! Thank you xxxxx

8 comments:

Flying Blind... said...

Looks really lovely, well done xxx

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, I'd forgotten about this, well done, it looks great! Hope the migraine goes soon

Kate said...

That's beautiful! It really shows off those lovely fabrics well, and what a great pattern!

Charlotte said...

hooray for the finish!

Kay said...

Just stunning and a wonderful use of scraps. I am a big Aneela fan too. xx

Jo Robertson (thejoyofthehousetomyself) said...

Fab! Sorry bout the migraine and that I didn't include any pics of what we made in my write up...doh!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's beautiful! Hope you're feeling better now xx

pennydog said...

I'd forgotten about this too- congratulations on the finish and hope you feel better soon.