Family Quilts — Spider Web

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Welcome to another family quilts post!

This is an interesting quilt, though I unfortunately don’t have much information about it. It’s been around my parents’ house as long as I can remember. It was just an “old quilt.” I honestly don’t know who made it, but I’m certain someone in our family did (probably on my mother’s side, as we don’t seem to have come into possession of many on my father’s side until after his mother’s death, which was in 1997).

At any rate, here it is!

Orange & Yellow Spiderweb

I spent some time digging through my block pattern books today and was unable to find a name for this pattern, so if anyone out there knows, I’d love to hear it! For lack of a better name, I’m calling it “Spider Web”, though I came across at least five other patterns of that name in my digging.

Orange & Yellow Spiderweb

This quilt uses only three different fabrics, plus muslin. Solid orange and yellow fabrics are combined to form the spider web or star pattern, and then a small black (or maybe blue?) and white print is used to make the crosses in the centers.

Orange & Yellow Spiderweb

I think that little print looks like it might have been someone’s pajamas.

Orange & Yellow Spiderweb

I love the curves at the ends of the webs. They really boost the interest of this pattern up a notch. This quilt looks to be both hand pieced and hand quilted. This is a close-up of the quilting along the border. Cute, eh?

Orange & Yellow Spiderweb, quilting detail

The quilting for the main part of the quilt is a standard 1/4″ inside all the seams. Very traditional for hand quilting. And here’s the muslin backing.

Orange & Yellow Spiderweb, backing

This quilt actually looks like it has a knife-edge binding, where the top and bottom of the fabric are turned under on the edges and stitched together. In this case, it seems to have been done by machine. I’m wondering if that was done later to reinforce some earlier hand stitching? I’ll have to look more closely at it next time to see!

Orange & Yellow Spiderweb

I have one more family quilts post for you. I have also recently finished a cushy little laptop sleeve for my sister and I’m planning to do a tutorial on that for you as well! See you soon!

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