Today’s vintage quilt top is a String pieced Spiderweb that arrived today.
It is an interesting pattern. It looks like hexagons with yellow sashing. The actual piecing is done with diamonds.
Here is another from my collection that needs to be finished
Here you can see some of the individual diamonds.
With 6 diamonds together you get a star.
These were pieced on a muslin foundation. The “strings” in this one are straight and uniform sizes from block to block.
The strings in the new one are random and it changes to look of the spiderwebs.
These were not foundation pieced as you can see from the back.
The yellow print is consistent through the whole top. There is a wide range of fabrics used, dating from about 1870 for the earliest, and 1930’s for the later. Here are close up pictures of some of the blocks (click to enlarge)
It might be a while before I get these tops quilted but they are fun to look at just as they are.
Back to work for me….