Thursday, 31 March 2016


I had a bit of a break from quilting today and played around with some strip piecing that I started some time ago.  Back in 2012 I saw a spiderweb hexagon quilt on Barbara Brackman's blog and had the fleeting thought that I could use my Kaffe Fassett scraps to make one.  A few days later I saw this post on Sujata's blog and thought about it some more and ended up draughting a diamond shape and foundation piecing a few diamonds which didn't quite work out so I put them aside for another day.

Last year I bought a 60° diamond ruler and thought I might have another attempt at these diamonds but this time I thought instead of foundation piecing I would start with the fan blade piece, then strip piece fabrics either side, then use the 60° diamond ruler to trim the block.  The fan blade template was made by the clever husband of a quilting friend.  I used my original strip pieced diamonds for the experimental block and ended up with this:

I like how it turned out but think I need to pay a bit more attention to the colour choice that goes next to the fan blades otherwise it could end up being a bit of a mess.


  1. How interesting Pip. I have a UFO cobweb quilt somewhere! i would not have thought to put the diamonds together like this. I shall follow your links now for further inspiration.

  2. Marvellous way to use up your scraps, very effective indeed.


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