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"Charming Spools" Quilt

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Category Quilting
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? 100% cotton fabric Cotton/polyester mix batting

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What are you most proud of? Machine pieced and hand quilted. I love all of the different fabrics that make up the colored squares. There are 150 different 'spools', and the quilt is sized for a twin bed, but can be used as a 'topper' on a double bed.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Cut and assemble all of your squares, and all of your 'step strips' first. I use a pant hanger from the cleaners to 'hang' all of my strips by color. Then use the 'chain sewing' method for assembling the blocks. The first 'steps' should be white on each side. Then the next steps should be the brown shades, then white again, and lastly the brown shades. This makes the spool ends shapely and pleasing to the design. The white sashing and side fabric for the 'spools' is all the same. I bordered it with a brown print that had stylized circles that looked somewhat like spools of thread. I hand quilted the quilt. It was a fun project. Took some time, but worth it.

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Such a lovely quilt. It looks so warm and inviting. thanks for sharing.

02/10/2016 Flag

what size are the blocks? Is there a pattern available?

03/05/2016 Flag

I wasn't finished...and I have no idea where what i typed went! It is a perfectly "charming " quilt. It looks a tad like a Court House Steps....so lovely.

03/05/2016 Flag

It is the traditional court house steps pattern. Cut pieces are: Center square 2-1/2" ; white side 'logs' 1"; top and bottom spool logs 1"; sashing 1-1/2"

03/05/2016 Flag

Thank you sooo much for the info... I can stop guessing now. I just love the look of it.

03/06/2016 Flag

Glad to be of help. Good luck on your project.

03/06/2016 Flag

Absolutely gorgeous!

05/09/2016 Flag