Once upon a time there was a little boy who lived at our house who loved bugs. You have your dinosaur kids and your heavy equipment kids and your Bob the Builder kids. Well, we had a bug kid. And it turned into an opportunity for Personal Growth for me--I learned to see insects and spiders through his eyes and for the most part, I lost my antipathy toward them.
Of course, there was the time when the praying mantis egg case hatched in the house...
But anyway. I made this little quilt as a wall hanging for his bedroom.
I've always loved the names and heritage of quilt block names, and how we can use them for our own purposes, adding our own meanings and heritage along the way. So there was nothing to be done for this quilt except a Spider Web block, and of course it had to have spiders and insects in the quilting too.
My son loved it and it had a place of honor on his bedroom wall for a good many years.
How I wish they had had those bug jar quilts when he was little--how he would have loved that too. And I could have indulged in more Personal Growth (personal stash growth, that is) as I collected all the fun bug fabrics.