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Turkey Tracks: Quilts by Friends: Becca’s Spider Web Fun and More

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Turkey Tracks:  February 7, 2018

Quilts by Friends:  Becca’s Spider Web Fun and More

Rebecca Babb-Brott recently finished this amazing spider web quilt made with selvages.  Becca is an amazing designer, and I love her creativity.

So next she started to play with the way this design could be manipulated.  Here she unconnected the spider webs from each other and put them into a strip.

Here she wondered if partial webs could make an interesting border.  Yes!  They do.

What about stripping what are the neutral pieces in the original design?  Here’s what:

What if you stack them up?

She recently finished this improv quilt made from striped fabrics, at least in part.

And here she finished a quilt top she started with some Gee’s Bend quilters who teach in Maine every other year.  No scissors were used in this quilt.  It’s also an improv form.  Becca used mostly solids, including Pepper Cory’s marvelous peppered cottons—whose colors are made by weaving together different cotton colors.  These solids shimmer with life.

Oh my.  I’m always hoping that some of her creativity will rub off on me.  So far, a little has.  Maybe that’s a goal for this quilty year.  More improv…  More play time…  More creativity…

Written by louisaenright

February 7, 2018 at 10:37 am

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