Saturday, February 27, 2016

Scrappy Saturday Spools



Since returning from quilt camp, I am continuing to work on piecing together my scrappy rainbow spools. However, my design wall is not big enough to hold all these blocks and rows, so only part of the quilt can be on the design wall at one time. This is how it looked while I worked on the top edge. It's such a pretty photo... the rows look like ribbons of colour hanging down, don't you think?!? 
Maybe I should just leave it like this?!? LOL


I had enough extra coloured spools pieced to fill in the setting blocks across the top. But I did not have any extra grey/black spools made to fill in the right side of the quilt so I have to make more spools

I also do not have my friend Barb here today to organize me like she did when I was at quilt camp! So this is how it's looking at the moment. 
Two edges of the layout are done (left and top, and currently sitting on the kitchen floor), and I have two more edges to figure out (right and bottom). Today I will work on the right side, and eventually will tackle the bottom edge of the quilt.
Then I will finally join all these rows together, matching the bazillion seam joins. As always, I did not anticipate the amount of time and effort this layout is requiring. Hopefully I will find that it is all worth it in the end :) 

While sewing the setting blocks, I have made a few more brown leader/ender Alamo Stars.

To see how the other Rainbow Scrap Challengers are coming along with their projects, hop over to SoScrappy.

29 comments:

tubakk said...

I love your spool project. You have some eye catchers in between, I like that. I've just made two spool blocks, and it will take a long time before I can start to make rows.

Deb A said...

Spools are looking great! It will be worth it. Love the alamo chocolate and green - looks like a thin mint (sorry, girl scout cookie time!). Enjoy your sewing Kathy.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Coming along nicely! I love seeing your colourful projects each week. BTW, Jacqui finished her IOP and it is spectacular!

Lesley said...

Those spools are wonderful!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I like your ribbons of color :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I like your ribbons of color :)

scraphappy said...

Great layout. I am sure that it will be worth all the extra effort when all the rows are together.

beaquilter said...

your blocks are just awesome! are you just using any white/beige for the background?

Deanna W said...

Your spools look awesome and I am sure Barb would be just a phone call away! They are meant to be a quilt not ribbons....pitter patter, get at 'er!!

Sarah said...

Such a pretty quilt.

LA Paylor said...

ha! Those spools with black and white are delicious. So many spools of "thread" you're rich! Leeanna

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh yes - it is going to be worth it indeed!!! Love it so much - and you're right, that looks like ribbons of color! Gorgeous :*)

cajunquilter said...

Really does look like ribbons, really pretty.

Jennifer said...

I'm loving the border of the black and whites! perfect!

gayle said...

It really will be worth it - it's going to be gorgeous!
Though I like those ribbons, too. Maybe you'll have to make more blocks?

Peggyinno said...

What an amazing project. Can't wait to see the spools finished.

PaulaB quilts said...

Hang in there with the spools. I like the fade-out border effect. The Alamo blocks are a nice grouping. Keep up the good work!

Marly said...

Lovely layout of your spools; it's worth the extra effort to get such a beautiful effect.

Sophie Zaugg said...

Love the striped red and blue spool !

Mystic Quilter said...

What a mammoth task to set out these beautiful spools, but it's going to be a stunner when finished.

Angie said...

I feel like I should do a "go Kathy go! cheer for the spools quilt - it's going to be amazing when finished! The brown Alamo stars remind me of chocolate candies!

Cathy said...

Love that layout. Not sure how you are keeping it all in order. I would have been confused long ago and had it all mixed up.

Janet O. said...

I hope you feel like it is worth it. From the vantage point of someone who isn't doing the work, it looks good to me.
Can't get enough of those Alamo Stars!

Nell's Quilts said...

Spool streamers - so much fun!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Your spool are fantastic!

Magpie Sue said...

I have to work in quarters when I'm trying to build bigger quilts too. It's a challenge isn't it? Love the look of your ribbons of color!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your rainbow spools are so pretty! I love the way you are laying them out. It sounds challenging, though! :)

Sooli said...

Love it, its looking great! So worth the extra time.

Sally: Starflash Quilts said...

Love the spools xx