Being the last square of the year, I have had ample time to choose my square, change my mind and repeat this pattern over and over again. Anyone in 12squared in the year 2011 will find my selection repetitive.
Yes, I am choosing to do the SpiderWeb once again. This time it is a slightly different technique and a completely different fabric choice.
6 inches of Kona White (PLEASE, PLEASE make sure you are using Kona White.)
Tons and Tons of selvage edges. (.5 in-.75 in of fabric showing)
Scrap fabric for corners (optional)
*You will need a total of 1 kite templates and 8 triangles for the piecing.
Next up, you will need trace and cut 8 kites from your 6 inches of Kona white.
You ready to begin!
With the print-edge of the selvage facing the edge of the kite, sew selvage on 1/8 in seam allowance. 1/8 is tricky to sew... slow and steady is my suggestion.
You will iron open each strip... and repeat the process of adding a strip. Please make sure your print is facing the kite and not your selvage edge. I made this mistake and had to start over a few times. Try to balance your colors as you go. Mix lighter and darker fabrics so that your is not drawn to a specific place on your square.
Here is where you have an option.
When I got to the points of the triangles, I opted to use some of my favorite scrap material (material I did not have the selvages for). These scraps were generally 1.25 inches or less. You are also welcome to use selvages for the entire block.
Remove paper foundation (GENTLY!).
You will repeat this process until you have 8 triangles.
Then sew the triangles together to make 4 squares.
Sew those four squares together to create the SpiderWeb.
Iron your seams as to create no bulky sections.