Saturday, February 18, 2017

Spool Quilt

I'm making a graduation quilt for my niece Alyssa, and so why not a Spool quilt as a nod to our shared love of quilting?  Scrappy, with lots of Alyssa's favorite color, maroon.  Low volume backgrounds.  Eight-inch blocks, set 8x10, no border.



For each block, cut from Spool fabric:

One 4 1/2" square
Two 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangles

And from your background fabric:

Two 2 1/2"x 4 1/2" rectangles
Four 2 1/2" squares




Of course I make the blocks in batches and get set up for some chain piecing:






I place a piece of washi tape as a guide to stitching a line straight through the square.  Sew, and then trim.








Press towards the Spool fabric:


Assemble: 

I prefer to press the last two seams open:








And keep on keeping on... for 80 blocks total!




6 comments:

  1. I love this! Always wanted to make one. Your niece is one lucky gal! Thanks for sharing how you assemble the blocks :)

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  2. That'll make a wonderful graduation quilt. Lots of fun fabrics and colors.

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  3. That'll make a wonderful graduation quilt. Lots of fun fabrics and colors.

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  4. Thanks for the tutorial. And how special it is that your niece likes quilting. What a special gift.

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  5. Great tutto ! Thank you for sharing !
    It will be a beautiful quilt Cynthia :)

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  6. That's going to be a great quilt. Spool blocks are one of my favorite. Hugs

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