Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Spider Web quilt block - Tutorial

yay! July is my month in the [ bee ] - autiful virtual quilting bee!! and i have been a little more than excited waiting to start on my Matroyska Spider Web quilt! to make thing super easy peasy for my girls helping me out next month... i put together a little tutorial on how i put together my blocks. my favorite tut for this block is the infamous tutorial from Quilt-it , but i thought a few more pictures of the process couldn't hurt for anyone who's attempting this quilt block for the first time! Please enlarge ( click on ) any photo to see my instructions more clearly!! :) i hope this helps ladies!! and if i can answer any questions... feel free to email me :)
XO, Heather

82 comments:

  1. awesome tutorial! i need all the pictures I can get! :]

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  2. I love this block! and a great tutorial, it's giving me good ideas of what to ask for during my month! Thanks!

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  3. Oooo, I love this block (and the colours you've chosen for your block) and the tutorial is fabulous!

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  4. Wow, and I thought it was going to be so complicated! Thanks for sharing this... I can see this being a great way to use up some scraps I have been saving :)

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  5. a perfect tutorial, heather!! the block is absolutely gorgeous too!! LOVE it!!

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  6. Oohh this is so beautiful. I had no clue how to make the spiderweb block so thanks for such a great tut!

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  7. Great tute, Heather, and I LOVE the fabrics you chose - can't wait to play with them. I'm glad you'll have all our help with your blocks cuz I am 19 blocks deep into my own spidey right now and it is about to drive me nuts!

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  8. This is a fun version of making this block. I'm doing a spiderweb block in another bee right now and we're doing it with the template and paper backing...but now I'm not sure which method I like better!

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  9. Fantastic tutorial! I have bookmarked this page. I had no idea it was so easy. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I love this, Heather! So tempted to give it a go right now - this very instant! Love your fabrics, too.

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  11. this block is quite the looker!!!!!! <3 it!

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  12. very clearly explained, thank you!
    I love tutorials with step by step pictures.

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  13. oh... i forgot, the block looks awesome too!

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  14. Thanks for the clear tute. I want to tackle a spiderweb quilt... someday... when my pile of WIPs isn't taller than myself...

    I'm bookmarking this tute for the future! Thanks!

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  15. Wonderful idea, I am tempted to make one too - love it

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  16. fabulous tute! thank you. Consider it bookmarked for a rainy day ;)
    This quilt is going to be a stunner.
    x

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  17. Awesome tutorial, thanks! Only thing I need is for you to send me some of those beautiful scraps, ha ha. love your fabrics!

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  18. what a brilliant, clear concise tutorial - I love it!! The pictures make it so much easier to us newbie quilters!! Justine xx

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  19. gret tutorial Heather!!
    thank you for sharing :))

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  20. and ..... I love the block and the colours you chose!!
    lovely!!

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  21. heather, your tutorial is so clear and your block is gorgeous! thanks for taking the time to write this up. xok

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  22. Beautiful! Someday I hope to do my own spiderweb quilt!

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  23. wow. I'm impressed with how super easy that looks, but the finished block most certainly doesn't! I think I might give that a whirl today!

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  24. Bee uu tee ful! Wish I was in your group!

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  25. Great tut, Heather! I have made this fun block for a virtual bee as well. It's addicting to make! Love your orange and purple fabric!!

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  26. Super duper tut! You did a great job and I love your fabric picks

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  27. This is one of the best tutorials I've seen. Thanks for sharing! I already have plans for this block:)

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  28. Great tutorial:) This block has been on the list for a while now hope to make some soon.

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  29. Great tute! I love that it was so easy to follow with your pictures and words on your pictures. I love the look of a spider-web block quilt. Yours looks fantastic so far!

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  30. Love the block and thanks for the tut.. one question - wouldn't you trim the finished block to 12.25" sq. not 12" ?

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  31. Thanks! I've been wanting to try this type of block, and your pictures really make it easy to understand.

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  32. Thanks for putting this together for us! I've always wanted to make one of these quilts!

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  33. This is great. I would like to do something with my scraps. When I've seen these before, they did paper piecing. I really don't want to remove all of that paper!

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  34. Wonderful tutorial. Thanks for posting it.

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  35. Great tutorial. And the colors are super yummy (that little orange plaid is the best!)

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  36. Thanks a billion for the tutorial! I've seen this block pop up again and again (and again) on flickr, and I'm so glad I know how to make one now!

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  37. This is a GREAT way to write a tutorial with the directions right on the picture! Love it!

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  38. Excellent tute! Those colors are gorgeous together. I might just try this one now - thanks Heather.

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  39. Excellent tutorial Heather - thanks!!

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  40. I loved this tutorial! Thanks and congrats!!!!

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  41. Great tute! I have made one of these blocks spring - sure was fun. I love your idea of flipping the guide back so it doesn't end up adding all that bulk with all those seams and seam allowances. Love those colors together too.

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  42. Great tutorial - fun way to use the scraps!

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  43. Thank you for the tutorial! It's easy to follow and very effective. Your block is fab!

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  44. What a fantastic tutorial! I have been itching to try this block. My stars thanks bunches!

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  45. I love this quilt! This was my 1st quilt to do in years... lots of fun! I made it as a gift... now I would love to make one for myself... maybe someday :) That quilt is going to be BEAUTIFUL! :)

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  46. Thank you for doing this fab tutorial. I have many spiderweb blocks to finish, because I started many of them-- I dislike paper piecing so much and that is how the originals were made. Now I can finish the rest this way and they will all work perfectly together. How lovely! I am delighted!

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  47. Great instructions, Heather! Love the fabric and color combo - it will be gorgeous! Thank you for crediting me with the link, and for spreading the spiderweb love!
    ; )

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  48. Love how you don't use paper, and just the fabric as a guide. I've never seen that method before. Do you use any starch spray to keep it all square? Thanks for sharing it!

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  49. sweetness!!! can't wait to make this block for you!!! Great tutorial too!

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  50. Thank you for this lovely tutorial! This actually inspired me to make a spiderweb quilt for the doll quilt swap, I am excited to try it. And I have to say, I just love the purple fabrics you have in this block. I have been trying lately to find good purple fabrics and it is hard! These are awesome.

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  51. wow, your spider block is incredible. great job

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  52. Woooohhh! That is truly a whole of a lot of help, Thank you indeed. Not sure when I´ll be able to get my hands on actual manufacture but surely it is motivating!!! And challenging.

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  53. Awesome! I'm not sure what I like better...the best spiderweb tutorial ever or the fabrics you used. Well done. Thanks for sharing :)

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  54. Thanks for the help! I made one for Anna-Maria Horner's "quilt-block" drive. It turned out great!

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  55. Wow, thanks for the excellent tutorial! I've been wanting to try this but other methods I've seen were intimidating. Now I'm ready to give it a try!

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  56. Heather, thank you for this awesome tutorial! I've avoided these types of blocks ever since my lonestar tragedy years ago...let's just say setting triangles aren't my forte. Now THIS I can do! Thanks again!

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  57. ¡Excelente Tutorial!. Muchas gracias por compartirlo.
    Besos.

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  58. I ran across your tutorial from a link on Flickr. You've really made it easy! Thanks for sharing this wonderful tutorial!

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  59. Having just learnt what spiderweb quilt is then this tutorial was perfect. When I finally get the time to make one I now know how to do it. Thanks

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  60. Great tutorial, I'm going to follow your blog so i don't miss out on reading new posts. Thanks

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  61. Fantastic instructions! I need to make a star block for a swap and think I might try this one! Thanks

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  62. Hi, so I made this one yesterday , and it came up very nice! Took me a while though! Worth it. Great instructions, thanks!

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  63. what a great block, can't wait to try it out

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  64. This will be my next project! Love it!

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  65. Heather, thankyou!!
    This is a fantastic tute to follow and easy.. I must try this!!

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  66. I'm very happy to found your tutorial. It helped so much!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!
    XO Claudia.

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  67. I really DO adore your tutorials - they are just great! During the last days I followed two of them... Have a look if you don't believe :O)

    Thanks a lot!

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  68. Great tutorial! I think you have a very unique way of doing these and I love it!

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  69. I thought about this tutorial all day yesterday after seeing it..then, forgot where I saw it. So glad I stumbled upon it again, you are so gifted in the art of teaching and illustrating..thank you for making this a fun, easy block that we can all have fun creating...

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  70. What a great tutorial! I mentioned this tutorial on my blog (http://angelaflicker.com/2011/03/making-a-house-a-home-sewing-tutorials/), and I encouraged people to give it a try. Thanks for giving this out to people for free ;)

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  71. This is such a great tutorial. I love that it looks so complicated, but then, when I saw how you constructed it, I said "I could totally do that!" Thanks for the inspiration!

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  72. This was a fun block! Thanks for posting it.

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  73. Thanks for the great tutorial on this! I looked at another one, and it just wasn't that comprehensive. Your's was. So thanks!

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  74. I'm with Leigh! I was so scared to do this block until I saw your tute. I have 1/2 of one finished and I'm so excited to do the rest!

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  75. Fab tutorial. Will definitely have to try this one out :-)

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  76. Wow! I love that tutorial. Linked over from Katie's Quilting Corner because I loved the block :) I will definitely be trying this. Thanks so much for all the great pics and the explanation.

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  77. I am horrible with tutorials and this was the CLEAREST one that I have ever read. I totally understand it and can actually do it. Thank you so much. You don't even know what a help you are to other quilters. Seriously--thank you thank you thank you!!
    Jennifer

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  78. I found a Spiders Web block in an old quilting book today and have been searching the web for a tutorial that didn't involve paper piecing! I am so excited that I have found it!!

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  79. HOla me encanta este bloque y con el tutorial me parece muy facil gracias ,estos tutoriale nos hace los trabajos mas facieles para las que nos gusta el patchwork.

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  80. What a neat block.... The instructions are very easy to follow. I think I would like to try this in black and white with a splash of brights :-)

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  81. Just tried the tutorial for a bee....worked like a charm - thanks!

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