Quilt Notes: COBWEBS are made by spiders, seemingly a nuisance, but they are sincerely that gentle creature's private residence. It is not always necessary to sweep them away, it depends on your perspective. If you are elderly or live a solitary life, they can be fun to coexist with in moderation. Click illustration left for a discussion on types of webs.
A delicate mesh of small pieces produces an appropriately tangled COBWEBS pattern, when the block is tiled (see below). For pattern templates, see 500 FULL SIZE PATCHWORK PATTERNS by Maggie Malone, Sterling Publishing, 1985. This nine-patch pattern is not listed in any of the other major compendiums, except for Malone's own 5,500 QUILT BLOCK DESIGNS (#68). For theme related patchwork at this site, compare with MYSTIC MAZE and DIAMOND NET, also ARRANGEMENT OF SMALL PIECES.
COBWEBS by Emily Dickinson
(see Emily Dickinson's Nature Mysticism)
TO hang our head ostensibly,
And subsequent to find
That such was not the posture
Of our immortal mind,
Affords the sly presumption
That, in so dense a fuzz,
You, too, take cobweb attitudes
Upon a plane of gauze!