This quilt is made up of 96 triangular sections. They are paper pieced. The triangles are sewn together into blocks like you see above. It takes 4 of those blocks to make one complete spiderweb. I adapted Bonnie's tutorial at Quiltville for this block. If you put them together like Bonnie does, you'll get a straight set. Some of you noticed that I started with a straight set, but I like the offset look much better. It took a little ripping, but I'm so happy that I did. One piece of advice, if you make a quilt like this, press the seams open. It's not easy with all those little pieces of selvage, but it'll be worth it. The quilt lays so nice and flat even with all those layers of fabric.
I chose my selvages carefully. The outside string of the webs are all fabrics that I have used in quilts along with a majority of those in the quilt. I chose to show the fabric in addition to the selvages throughout the webs, first because that's what selvages mean to me and also because I wanted the quilt to be colorful. I tried to balance within each wedge to make sure there was color, dots, and text.
I'm so looking forward to getting this quilted and finished. It wouldn't be right to end this post without thanking all my blog friends for helping me with this quilt. Jodie, your inspired selvage frock and selvage creativity inspired me to start this quilt. Ashley, my Block Party buddy, chose a spiderweb block for her month in our quilting bee. Without having to make that block I never would have tackled this. Lastly, to all of you who have generously shared your selvages with me. I'd love to have you all over so we could pour over the quilt together and look for your donations. I've emptied my selvage bucket multiple times to make this quilt. I couldn't have done it without you. This won't be my last foray into the selvage world. Believe it or not, I'm making a second one of these by request. It's going to be an adventure!