Thursday 16 October 2014

Sunny Bee Caroline's DQ Web

Hi Sunny bees  :) 

Where do I begin? There’s so much on my mind……………Guess I was just simply fortunate  that I got the chance to be a part of the Sunny Bee in late July. Was very eager to be part of a bee and was told by the master administrator (big hug to her!)  that I would be considered for the next bee whenever there were a certain number of members interested to join a bee. And then………… my good luck couple of slots fell vacant :) :)  So here I am as the Sunny bee for October.

Am calling my block the DQ web.  A web to me represents everything about us DQs both as a group and also individually.

A web to a spider is a safe haven, and that’s exactly what DQ has been to me and am sure to many of you also. It’s my quilting home. A place where I’m growing and in many ways being nurtured into being a good quilter. It’s been a place where I have been able to share my silliest of doubts and fears without any hesitation whatsoever because I know I am not going to be judged, because I know that I will be guided and taught patiently. It’s a place where I’ve proudly shown off what I’ve made, because I know it will be appreciated and not considered bragging!

The spider patiently and diligently weaves its web and it does so even in the tiniest and the most obscure spaces. That’s how I see each one of us DQs. We are scattered all over the place – cities, towns, countries; weaving around us our quilts, making our individual webs larger and larger as we learn and grow. In terms of what I’ve called ‘obscure’ spaces, we DQs will quilt, will piece, will sew no matter how big or small, how  temporary or permanent our sewing spaces might be.

Lastly, we are all part of the DQ web. All of us connected, in sync and happy. And; the web is growing!! We’ve touched our 500 mark! My wish for DQ  is that the web be so big that it’s impossible to not notice it in the quilting world!

Now, coming to my block. Fell in love with the spider web block when I saw it! It is a fairly simple block and the results stunning!!

Dear Sunny Bees, for some reason i'm just not able to load the pictorial guide to making this block. However you will be able to access it by downloading it from this link here. Apologies for the inconvenience caused. 

A few links to the block in case you are struggling to figure my thesis in the link above. The size I have chosen is different from those in these tutorials. Also, would request you to follow the instructions I have given for the kite template.

God Bless and happy webbing ;)...........

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