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Spool Block

Posted on: July 24th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Just a little something I whipped up on a whim last night….  A 9″ (finished size) spool block.

I have been working on my current quilt for quite some time now.  And am almost finished.  But I needed a little distraction.  So, I sat down with a pad of grid paper and drew up this block.  I have seen some around on the interweb, but I did a search for a pattern and came up dry.  Do you know if anyone has made a pattern like this?

It felt good to get the bins of fabric out and choose some scrappy bits to go with the plan.  Can’t you just see a whole quilt of these?  Well…. at least a mini quilt for hanging in the sewing room?  What do you think?

9 Responses

  1. I think it's lovely! It reminds me of your blog button!:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  2. Very cool! would make a cute throw in rainbow colored spools!

  3. Vicki says:

    I love it! I like the 5 different colors on the gray spool! It's a great size, too. I'd say you have a winner.

  4. Lovely stitching as always! Look forward to seeing the finished mini-quilt, or whatever you choose to do with it 🙂 Kate

  5. I have a spool pattern drawing. It surprised me when I first saw it. It looks like one of those perspective optical illusions (is the box coming at you or going away?) or a drawing of a room (google image search \”perspective empty room\”). Here's another take that uses triangles: http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpatternsprojects/ss/graces_spools.htmYours is lovely! 🙂

  6. Anne says:

    What a cute spool!! I can't wait to see what this ends up in. 😀

  7. It's a variegated spool! Love this block you've made. It could really start something bigger, if you wanted it to.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Very cute and just my colours! A very nice wallhanging for a sewing space. Distractions are good!

  9. I'm so glad you linked to Needle and Thread Thursday, Lorna!:) Kelly

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