My inspiration pieces were here and here. I loved the one because the webs didn't touch and were two different sizes and the other because more than one background fabric was used. So I sketched. And counted. Made templates. Traced. Cut. Glued. It was a while before I got going with the sewing. Other than the linen-coloured Rouenneries and cream muslin backgrounds, the rest is scraps and a pair of my father's old trousers. The back and binding is a bed sheet leftover from my teacher quilt.
I've named it Homespun. Spiders spin, quilts are homey, and I had that line from A Midsummer Night's Dream running through my head for some reason... "What hempen homespuns have we here?" They were a ragtag bunch, definitely fitting for a scrap quilt.
His name is Troy. I don't know why. It just is.
Measures about 76" square. Photographed just before it started raining.
Yep, I really love this one.