Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ice Floes

Quilt # 24

Ice Floes
Ice Floes is a scrap Spider Web Quilt, and one of my favourites.  I like making scrap quilts and I like the looks of them.

Before starting this quilt, I went through my scraps and anything with any amount of blue in it was fair game.


One common fabric was used to start all the triangular shapes and this ended up making a ring around each circle. This stripe fabric has red and green and many other colours as well as blue. This served to connect all the blues and any other colour that showed up.


Muslin was cut using a template to make a foundation for the strips. The common fabric was used first and then blue strips were added, stitching and flipping.

Flannel was used for the back of the quilt.

back, binding, label

The quilting is stitch-in-the-ditch and stippling in the muslin areas.

A couple of muslin borders on either side of a border made up of blue strips were stitched together and mitered at the corners.

The common fabric binds the quilt.

Have a great day,



Quilt Name: Ice Floes
Description: Scrappy and muslin quilt
Pattern: Spider Web
Size: 63” x 73”
Fabrics: Cotton and some polyester
Predominant colours: Blue, white
Construction Techniques: Stitch and flip on foundation template. Mitered corners.
Back: Blue Polar Bear & snowflake flannel
Batting: Polyester
Edge finish: Double fold french binding
Quilting: Stitch-in-the-ditch and stippling on domestic machine
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Label: Yes
Date completed: 1997
Quilt History:  This quilt was used as a class sample
Maker: Terry Whyte

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