Cobwebs and Batiks

These are Marlene’s blocks for September in The Bee’s Knees VQB.  The block is called Cobweb and is a Spiderweb variation.  As you may recall, I have not been much of a paper piecing fan.  However, with a little practice behind me, I approached these blocks without too much trepidation!  They went together fairly smoothly.  My biggest issue was starting my line of stitching too late so I had to go back on a few seams and add some stitches to the beginning.  Two blocks is about the right amount of paper piecing for me.  I enjoyed that much, but still can’t imagine myself doing a whole quilt this way. 

Marlene chose gorgeous fabrics!   All batiks.  I haven’t worked with batiks recently and was blown away by the variety and beauty.  In general, I use crisper colors in my own work, but there were some real winners in Marlene’s choices.  As with all the others, I’m really looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

I haven’t forgotten about my own Bee’s Knees quilt – quilting it is still on my long mental list.

1 Comment
  • kwiltmakr
    Posted at 15:25h, 16 October Reply

    They turned out nice. I am glad that you, with your aversion to paper piecing found some enjoyment in doing the blocks. They were fairly simple to do and that is why i choose that block. The batiks were some of the Bali Pops, I had 3 different ones that seemed to blend well. Thanks! I only have 4 sets of blocks back so far.

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