Saturday, November 29, 2014

Scrappy Saturday - Spools

The colour of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is light blue. I have been finishing up a few blue spool blocks and went in search of the pile of blocks to see if I have enough to start putting this quilt together. Wow, do I ever!!

These are just the blue and purple spool blocks on the design wall. You can see on the bottom left of the design wall that I have a few more spool blocks to sew together into the 4 patch blocks. In playing around with different ideas, I decided my favorite layout was the on point setting with an extra spool between each block around the edges. And I think I will make the outside triangles from light scraps and then decide if it needs a border or not.
I also decided to make the spools my main Rainbow Scrap Challenge project for the month of December. It would be awesome to have these blocks into a finished quilt top by the end of the year!
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30 comments:

  1. Love love love how this has all come together!!

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  2. Your design wall looks so pretty. This is going to be a gorgeous quilt!

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  3. What a great collection of spool blocks! The purples and blues make a great collection. Love your setting plan, sounds perfect for keeping the scrappy theme going.

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  4. Wow! Those look amazing together up there. Good luck getting her into a top.

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  5. Fantastic! This is going to be so pretty when it is done!

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  6. Wow, there are a lot of spools there. I am looking forward to continuing to watch your progress.

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  7. I have been attracted to old patterns lately and the spool is one of them - I recently saw a new spool design on pinterest that I had never seen before and it is very interesting. I like the splashes of red in yours

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  8. It is amazing. Almost makes me want to start one too!!Said almost!!! Good luck with getting it finished!!

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  9. The on point setting really works with those blocks. It's going to be a beautiful scrap quilt when you get it all finished.

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  10. looks great! you did a wonderful job- can't wait to see the finished top. maybe I should add spool blocks to my RSC15 list... hmmm....

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  11. Oh this will be a real stunner, Kathie. So beautiful with all those soft colors hugs, Julierose

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  12. You sure do have a lot and they look so pretty all together in that layout!

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  13. Sew pretty! These are small spools and will definitely brighten up a room with their big color splash!

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  14. I wondered if you had enough for a quilt - yup you sure do. It's going to be gorgeous. Like the idea of the on point with extra spools along the sides.

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  15. So cool to see them all playing nicely together. Love the on point setting too.

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  16. When I saw the thumbnail picture of this quilt on my blog roll I was smitten. This is a wonderful setting--looks so pretty!

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  17. These are SO FUN Kathy!!! Love seeing them together like this. I think your idea to focus on them in December is an excellent idea!

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  18. You must have as many scraps as I do and you make the best use of them!

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  19. That is really a fantastic set for your blocks. I can't wait to see the whole thing come together. Absolutely fabulous!

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  20. I just love all this spool scrappy goodness! A super December project.

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  21. This is a real delight! Love the way you have it set.

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  22. Your spools - the colors, the arrangement - are just beautiful! How big are they? (It's hard to tell sometimes without a point of reference.)

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  23. exciting traditional blocks! All the color will be so much fun to see together. Leeanna at not afraid of color

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  24. I love the way the spools look when all laid out. Great pattern! A new quilt in December--isn't that great?

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  25. love how your spools are coming together. They will make a great quilt

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  26. Oh, love that setting. I'm going to watch what you do on this because I'll be right behind you doing the same thing (when I get enough spools). So, how many spools is enough? And what size quilt do you think you will have?

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