Saturday, January 16, 2010

when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts

My first spider bee block=a new addiction.

They're fast, the seams don't have to be exact, you don't have to love every fabric (these are extra scrappy, as Anna is using the bee to help her get rid of all of hers).  Also, there's something strangely satisfying about peeling off the paper.

The best part is that this (if you think it looks messy, you should have seen it before I trimmed it!):

spider block untrimmed

becomes this.

spider block trimmed

My mind is racing with all the spider quilt possibilities.  And what other paper-pieced blocks are out there (besides this one, of course)?

I'm thinking a lot about Haiti.  Don't quite feel qualified to donate here.  So many posts, so many perspectives.  So much to think about.  Feeling so fortunate.

al nye

 Finally, how could I have forgotten this photo?

caramel corn


  1. I've done several paper pieced blocks and love it. It is all very perfect and satisfying when done! Although I feel kind of like I'm cheating when I do one.

  2. I really like to paper piece and have done seveal that way. I do like that spider web block.

  3. As far as donating, why not just do it. (I almost said "give it a go" but thought that might be too precious.)


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