Saturday, April 11, 2015

Scrappy Saturday - Spools

While I had the large portable design wall up from last Friday, I thought I would take the opportunity to put all my spool blocks on the wall and see where the project is at. 

I have been making spool blocks since July 2013, and definitely have enough blocks to make a good size quilt. How many are there? 580 spools are in this layout so far! That's a lot of scraps!

I had planned on a totally scrappy layout, but then was drawn to try a rainbow layout, especially since this is a long time rainbow scrap challenge project!
"Charity"





I made the last four purple spool blocks for this quilt on my new/old Singer Featherweight. I got her working, and am so relieved she is not a boat anchor! She sews a very pretty stitch with good tension, and is a delight to sew on! I had to put a piece of tape down to mark the 1/4" seam. 
I am taking Swooze's suggestion made on a previous post and will call her "Charity". It seems like the perfect name for this machine considering how she came to join my herd.
To see what bloggers are sewing with their purple scraps today, hop over to SoScrappy.

29 comments:

  1. Oh, this is so fun!! Love the movement in this quilt--and the rainbow shading!

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  2. Oh I love seeing all of your little spools. Your hard work has really paid off! So glad you got your featherweight working, I bet she is happy too!

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  3. I just got my featherweight working again and a new foot pedal - now the tension is off a little bit so I need to play with her again this weekend - maybe I will finish my tumbler quilt on it - hope to get the stitch right.

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  4. Love the spool quilt. Thanks for the mention :)

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  5. Oh my gosh--your spools look wonderful and I love them set as a rainbow--awesome!

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  6. Charity is very nice and has found a good home with your herd! Your spools are great. When I first looked at the quilt I saw spinning pinwheels...then read and realized they were spools. They look wonderful. Wishing I had started them way back when!

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  7. Charity is very nice and has found a good home with your herd! Your spools are great. When I first looked at the quilt I saw spinning pinwheels...then read and realized they were spools. They look wonderful. Wishing I had started them way back when!

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  8. The setting of your spool blocks is great. It gives the quilt such a great back and forth movement. So happy your machine is working. What fun to think of her history.

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  9. WOW...this is gorgeous! Love the layout...the colors flow wonderfully...

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  10. I am so glad Charity works like a champ. The quilt will be gorgeous!

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  11. Your tiny spools came out so beautifully! I love the rainbow effect of so many of them...lovely...hugs, Julierose

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  12. Very pretty. So glad you got your little treasure working.

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  13. LOVE the spools layout - I hope you decide to go with that!

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  14. Just a few spots of Brown in that rainbow. I lkie the curvy pinwheels where the spools meet. Counting spools. I need to get my featherweight out again and prep it for the next Retreat!

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  15. Wow! Your spool quilt is going to be amazing! I just discovered that you can go to the link below and print out a certificate for your featherweight with the serial number.
    http://www.mysingerstory.com/

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  16. Your collection of spools is absolutely FANTASTIC . . . so much scrappy happiness and OH so pretty to look at. WOW!

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  17. LOVE those rainbow spools! This is going to make an awesome quilt.

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  18. You have an amazing collection of Spools, what a beauty of a quilt it will be.

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  19. Ohmygoodnessgracious! I love your spools!

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  20. I finally got a featherweight and haven't had it serviced yet. It's so beyond time to get it running. the quilt is beyond belief! Leeanna

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  21. You've probably told us in a previous post, but I looked at your blocks and wondered just how many there are. It reads like a great wash of color. I know you'll have fun putting it together. Charity is a sweet name for your featherweight. I am back from my guild's quilt retreat and continue to be amazed at the quilters that lug their monster sewing machines along - last year, I took my featherweight and they mostly regarded it as an antique or a toy. This year I took my 301. (I think some of the ladies regard ME as an antique for your sewing machine choices ;-)

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  22. Wow...your spool quilt is looking fabulous!

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  23. So glad you got her working Kathy, how exciting! Another wonderful quilt on th go…still don't know how you do it all! x

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  24. Wow, what a lot of spools! They look great in a rainbow. :- )

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