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:

ES said...

Love love love how this has all come together!!

Ellen said...

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

scraphappy said...

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.

Deb A said...

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

Kristin said...

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

Lixie said...

This looks great!

CathieJ said...

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

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

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

Deanna W said...

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

Kate said...

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

Jennifer said...

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....

Kathy S. said...

This is looking great!

Julierose said...

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

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

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

AnnieO said...

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

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love the spools--so pretty!

Nell's Quilts said...

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.

Chantal said...

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

Janet O. said...

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

Teresa in Music City said...

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!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

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

Sally T said...

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

katie z. said...

I love it!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

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

Mystic Quilter said...

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

Nancy said...

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

LA Paylor said...

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

Quilting Nonnie said...

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

Becky said...

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

Cathy said...

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?