I found a great little tutorial for a spiderweb block on Marit's blog Quilt-It, and decided to make a small quilt using this tutorial. At the moment the plan is to make 4 blocks and then add a couple borders of piano keys - we'll see where we end up in a few months. There may just be enough blue strings and scraps for a full size quilt.
Cutting and marking the base triangles. This one is ready for stitching.
Strings sewn on.
The back after sewing the strings. Note the white base fabric is only attached at the seam attaching the first string on each side. It is folded back out of the way for each subsequent string, and only serves as a measuring aid for the added strings and a guide for trimming the final shape.
After trimming the excess. After trimming the triangle shape, the excess base fabric is also cut away.
The pros to this method: no papers to rip away after the blocks are stitched. This is a big one in my book! The cons: You are left with these odd-shaped triangles to add to the scrap bins.
Hopefully by the next linky party there will be some completed blocks to show you. Linking up with Lori's Stringalong 2019, where you'll even see some finished string quilts in the mix!