Finished Spools

Monday, September 10, 2012

I think Camille Roskelley designed the cutest
"Spools" quilt I ever did see.  I fell in love with hers the minute I saw it (here) and knew I just had to make one too.  Since I'm a busy girl I figured I'd try to kill two birds with one stone ~ so I suggested that we do it as a block exchange in my little "Sassy Stitchers" quilt guild (since I'm on the project committee:)  Is that totally selfish of me or what???

It turned out to be a lot of fun though and I couldn't wait to get my blocks back from the other ladies.  That was a month or two ago and finally my quilt is finished and has found it's home.  I had to do a little rearranging but I think I found the perfect spot in my sewing room.


In case some of you want to follow suit, I'll tell you how we organized the swap.  First, each person supplied the other members of the group with a written description and/or a fabric swatch of their color scheme.  They also supplied the others with enough of their background fabric and their spool fabric to make two blocks.  Then we each made two blocks for each person using scraps from our stashes for the "thread" part.  


I made the smaller quilt version and I bound it with the perfect little stripe that I had laying around in my stash (I believe it's from the line Delighted
by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake).


Jen Ostler in Cedar Hills, UT quilted it for me with my favorite swirl.


  

All in all, I think it turned out to be a cute quilt, a fun group project and I can't wait to see the other ladies quilts.  I'll post pictures soon :)

Happy Quilting!
~ Amber

23 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous mini! The spools are so cute. The quilting and binding really brings out the colours =D

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  2. Not only is your quilt darling but a perfect quilt for your sewing room. Love your scrap jars!

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  3. Love it!! What a perfect spot to hang it too. Can't wait to see the rest of them!
    c

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  4. OMGosh! I love this! I must make one:)

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  5. I am making this quilt right now, its a fun project. your quilt is beautiful,

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  6. It looks so great!...and your jars of scraps look delicious!

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  7. VERY cute Amber! I love how you got such a great mix of spools -- some red/pink, some aqua and some "varigated"!

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  8. Your quilt turned out adorable! I also agree that the swirly quilting is adorable as well. I just learned how to do that myself on my new long arm. What great fun. Excellent project idea!

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  9. It's beautiful! The quilting is fabulous too.

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  10. Lucky you! I love the design too, and it looks perfect there.

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  11. Amber! That is so cute! And it's just perfect for your darling sewing room :-)

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  12. This is really a cute quilt. I love that the spools have three different fabrics between the top and bottom. A colorful idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. That turned out so nice! And so perfect for your sewing room! Now you've got me wanting to make one!

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  14. Amber, another gorgeous quilt! I don't know how you continually have the eye to design and draw out such amazing color combos! Good job, Hon!

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  15. This IS a cute project! I have wanted a spool quilt for the sewing room for a while. You picked wonderful color scheme.

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  16. So cute!!! Love it! :o)
    Have a great weekend. Trish

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  17. So cute!!! Love it! :o)
    Have a great weekend. Trish

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  18. Cute! I really like this one, and you found it the perfect home! Xx

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  19. Lovely! Great quiling and colors.

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  20. That is so very pretty! Looks perfect for that wall too! : )
    Monika in Canada

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  21. What are the measurements of the spools? Thanks so much!

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