No needle required for this quilt!
a square tomato cage (plant section), chicken wire, 18 & 20 gauge wires, wire cutter, wire pliers, and gloves (you'll want them...the wire is sharp!). The original galvanized silver finish didn't show up well against my light colored house so faux-rusted it with a Rustoleum Natural Rust spray paint kit. Kinda adds some steampunkiness to it too, which is a little more in my deco wheelhouse right now.
The inspiration was from the April/May issue of Mary Jane's Farm. The instructions required making your own blocks using a square board as a template and then wiring them together.
Always looking for a shortcut, I figured a pre-fab "quilt" like a tomato cage, trellis, or steer wire would be even faster and it was!
Spider block is my favorite!
I made the spider by cutting four pieces of wire, overlapping them to look like spider legs and then gluing them together with a GIANT blob of hot glue. After the hot glue cooled I then wrapped it with wire.
This project is perfect for a non-perfectionist.
By nature it will be wonky and rustic. Tomato cages may look square, but they aren't.
Wire tends to have a mind of it's own too, so go with it.
Simple shapes are best.
Sharp corners are next to impossible so add a swirling (call it an artistic effect) and go for rounded corners.
And here's a bonus picture that I PicMonkey-ed with and just thought I'd share cuz' I just love it.
Aren't the shadows cool?