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Another pattern by Bonnie Hunter: Spiderweb.
To learn the story of the Ukraine-quilts click here.
I had started that quilt already when I realized that I had not enough different scraps.
So I stopped making more blocks in order to wait until I had more leftovers.
When I was in my favourite quiltshop, I told the owners of my dilemma - they said that they had tons of scraps - would I be interested?
When I came by the next time two huge bags waited for me - scraps in all colours, patterns and sizes. A lot of them were big enough to cut them in Bonnie-Hunter-sizes.
This is the result of several hours of pressing and cutting of one (!) bag:
I cut all the fabric with non-specific colours in 2,5 inch-stripes. I guess I will make a Chinese Coin quilt or a JellyRoll-Race.
But I can sew a lot of more Ukraine-quilts than just one spiderweb with all these coloured stripes!
I started with the spiderweb-blocks. It's so much fun - you don't have to worry about seamallowance, or anything - it's a very fast process!
I cut the first paper-templates out of the telephon-book. It's a lot of work. The german books seem to be smaller than the american ones. Ours are just smaller than the required 8,5 inch.
I tried newspaper-templates, despite what Bonnie says.
I made a lot of blocks now and I starched the finished blocks - so far no ink transferred to the fabric. I'll stick with newspapers! And the tearing-away of the paper later is also easier with german newspapers than with german telephon-books.
One can't recognize the pattern very well as long as the triangles are not sewn together. But I want to wait until I made all the blocks to get more variety.
Oh well. The quilt had to be quilted. And the given batting was again a veeery thick old blanket.
So the finished quilt is very thick and 'hilly' too.
You can see all the hills on the 2nd photo.