Conversion Project: Spider Web

The conversion block this week is called Spider Web. It’s not what we think of now as a spider web block actually, but that’s what it was named when it was published originally in 1938.

I’ve decided that in order to move ahead with the conversion project and finish it before the end of the century I’m going to forego testing some of the patterns. This one is pretty easy to sew and really doesn’t have any matching seams, so I’m not testing it before publishing. To that end, if you make the block I’d love it if you’d share with me – If you send me a great photo I’d be happy to feature it here on the blog with credit 🙂

This block is one of the easiest conversion block patterns I’ve published, second only to the Memory Block for simplicity. It’s only got 2 sections! Flying geese, believe it or not, are one of the easiest traditional shapes to paper piece, and you can piece them in chains forever. So awesome. If you’re looking for a good starter block, this one is it. It’s attractive, looks complicated, but is deceptively easy. Go for it!



Fabrics featured for this block are all from Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander.

Fabric requirements:

  • 1/2 yd total of mixed darker fabrics for the geese
  • 1/2 yd of lighter background fabric

 Finishes at 24″ square, as all my conversion project patterns do. 

Download the free pattern from the shop

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3 Responses to Conversion Project: Spider Web

  1. Linda February 21, 2014 at 1:41 pm #

    Love it,

  2. Laura February 21, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

    This is cool. I’ll have to add it tp my list of your patterns that I have to try.

  3. Cindy February 21, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

    I love your patterns, and I appreciate you sharing them with us. You’re very generous. I can’t wait to make it!

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