Tuesday, October 11, 2011

String quilt and hex log cabin pillows {spinning some webs for Halloween}

4 log cabin hexagon spiderweb

I wanted to make some spider web throw pillows for my couch. When we moved, we purged a lot of things that now I’m wondering why we purged them. We had a 9 foot Christmas tree that never made it off the moving truck. Of course we didn’t figure it out until Christmas last year. I fear that some of our decorations didn’t make it to our new house either. All of our holiday decorations are quite …uhm lacking.

I had a lovely idea to make a string quilt block into a spider’s web. I made wider white strips and teeny colored strips.

1 string quilting 

The strips ended up being 1/4 of an inch. If you can imagine, when you put them together, there was quite a bit of bulk. I pressed them every way I could and still it just seemed a little bulky to me. My kids loved it though. I added a button spider to the web. Of course, those same sweet kids that love it, also told me that my or “Spee-I-der” is missing two legs.

 

2 string spiderweb quilting

I fussy cut another spider out and hung it on the back. The kids approved of that guy.

3 back of string spiderweb pillow

Since my first one was a bit too bulky to make me want to make another one just the same way, I decided to fussy cut the center spider in a hexagon shape. Then I did a kind of Log Cabin pattern.

4 log cabin hexagon spiderweb 

I love the way this one came out!

5 finished web

Together, they are quite the pair!6 finished both pillows

How are you decorating for Halloween?

 

~Anjeanette

4 comments:

Timmarie said...

So cute, Anj!!!

RootsAndWingsCo said...

Um...are you making some for your sisters as a surprise? ;)

Those are so cute and gorgeous!!

Great job, Anjeanette!!!

Rebecca

Belinda Regina said...

sweet and halloween attact :)
nice to meet you, im Belinda from Myurbey (Indonesia)

Chris, Kristina, Nathan and Audrey... said...

Oh my! I love those! I am totally going to copy cat you and make me some of those!

-Kristina