I have been in love with spider web quilts for some time. I have also been collecting strings when I cut fabric. I have used my strings for a couple of quilts but wanted to do more. When the “Pizza Girls” from Quilters Gallery did a presentation at GCQ guild, they showed 2 spider web quilt tops.
I bought the large kite template they were selling. I like to use sew in lightweight interfacing for the foundation instead of paper. For my quilt I plan to use a variety of fabric for the kite shapes so there will be a variety of stars formed. I used the template to cut 4 matching kite shapes and centered each on a foundation.
Then I started sewing strings until the sides are covered.
Next the blocks are pressed and trimmed.
When 4 are sewn together, a star is formed. Here are my first 2.
As more are sewn, the spider web forms. Here you can see half of the webs formed.
String piecing is one class I will be teaching in the fall for Midlands Tech.