So here's what I was up to yesterday -- a little project combining both Halloween and selvages. It still needs an outer border but so far it's been fast and fun to make.
I'm quite pleased with it, although being 100% honest, I think my spiderweb is a bit too free form and wacky. I thought if I made it kind of crooked and random it would look spookier and more Halloween-y. I guess it kind of does. But real spiderwebs are actually very symmetrical, as I had a wander around our yard to look at some webs before I made this. I think mine looks like my spider may have been drinking some beers before attempting the web-spinning.
I have been saving these black selvages for the perfect project. Nancy from our guild gave them to me along with a massive pile of selvages a while back. I love the white writing. I stitched them down with black thread. The spider body is a 1 inch hexy. The eyes in the middle of the hexy are actually a fussy cut bat from some Halloween fabric I had.
I left quite a bit of space between selvages so I can echo quilt in there.
Here is a process photo. I drew the lines with pencil first. And then, for the first time I tried using glue stick to hold the selvages down before I sewed them. It was SO much easier this way. Before I just held them with my hand. Never again now.
If you would like to try to make a project like this, you can follow my Selvage Snowflake Tutorial. I used the same method; I just drew a web instead of a snowflake.
These are my border fabrics. They should really add some colour!
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Posted by Riel Nason on The Q and the U