In my never-ending effort to declutter my sewing room I came across this String Spiderweb UFO. This project was started at a Bonnie Hunter retreat in 2017. I have never been a fan of string piecing but had loads of scraps left over from the 100 Days 100 Blocks project, so started piecing blocks at the retreat and got this far.
In December 2020, I made several more blocks and abandoned the project again. It’s a very slow process and messy to tear the paper off the back. I love scrap quilts, but this block is not my favorite.
These blocks reappeared in a recent decluttering effort and, I decided these blocks had to go one way or another. For me, it is not fun to make these blocks and I do not like them enough to continue making blocks. However, I do like the fabric, so I didn’t want to just throw the blocks away. Plus, I already had a fair amount of time invested in this project!In addition to the blocks, I had THREE bins of fabric set aside to complete them. This was way too much real estate to give up in my crowded sewing room for a single project!
Fortunately, I thought of a bed runner. I counted the completed blocks and decided it was just enough. Even better, I could even use a bed runner. Last winter I needed some color after several gray, cloudy days and put a bright turquoise bedspread on our bed. It is maybe a little too bright, but this runner coordinates well and the white background in the string spiderweb blocks tones down the bedspread.
It is so good to be finished with the String Spiderweb UFO. It didn’t make me like string piecing any better, but I’m always game to try a new technique. I still haven’t used all the scraps, but they are sorted into color bins and the project box is finally empty!
If you have a lot of small scraps and would like to make your own String Spiderweb quilt, the free instructions are available here at Bonnie Hunter’s Quiltville blog.