Thursday, May 25, 2017

Project Linus Make a Blanket Day - Spiderman Quilt

April 29th, 2017 Project Linus hosted a make a blanket day in Brandon.  Forty-five blanketeers showed up to knit, croquet, piece, iron, and quilt.  In addition to these volunteers, several people dropped off finished blankets (10 big bags).  Thank you so much to all the generous talented people. As part of the Project Linus committee, I hosted three cutting days in my craft emporium.
We designed 30 quilts, cut all the pieces, binding and backing, so blanketeers were able to make a quilt with Project Linus materials.  
I selected the Spider Man kit below.
pieced on April 29th.
After pin basting, I pondered about it for two weeks on how to quilt it. Instead of stitching in the ditch or free motion quilting my usual Jesters' Hats, Heart-Shaped Leaves, Feathers, Butterflies, Flowers and other girly motifs, I decided on a spider web, which was completely outside my comfort zone.  
First I folded and marked the middle, drawing straight lines with chalk and a ruler.  Then I stitched all the lines from the centre to the outside edges.
The slanted lines were free motion quilted starting in the middle and working in circles.
My first quilted spider web! 
 This is the back.
 and finished front.
Purchased the spider web backing in clearance section of Halloween fabrics. It is 100% cotton.
I do hope this Spider Man quilt will bring some child comfort.  It was made with lots of tender loving care.