Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Tumbling Spools in Handmade

If you've been around for a while, you know I'm a lover of Bonnie and Camille fabrics. Their newest collection that was introduced at Spring Market last month is called Handmade. Although I love all the collections, there are always favorites and this is looking like one of them. They introduced a soft black color and it's a winner in my book!

{There's also coordinating embroidery floss - I'll show you my little embroidery project soon!}

I ordered a fat quarter bundle from Amanda at Westwood Acres. She has one of the best shops for bundles as they're generally hand cut, so you never get a skimpy fat quarter. As an added bonus Amanda sent out packs of 3 1/2" squares of the entire collection for free with a preorder! I always feel a need to make something when I receive a collection early and wanted to come up with a project that didn't waste any of the 3 1/2" squares.


Here's what I came up with!


Several years ago I did a pattern for Moda Bake Shop called Tumbling Spools Friendship Quilt. I thought the Spool block would make a perfect mini quilt for the sewing room!


The original pattern uses 2 1/2" squares, so I changed the dimensions a bit to utilize the entire 3 1/2" square. For this version the print squares are 3 1/2", the white background is 3 1/2" x 1 3/4" and 1 3/4" x 1 3/4", and the colored solid is 1 3/4" x 6". the block finishes at 5 1/2" or 6" unfinished.


I had some Scrumptious in my stash and the dot and stripe worked great for a backing and binding.


It's a really pretty, fresh line - Handmade - will be available in September!

11 comments:

  1. Your tumbling spools pattern is a perfect way to showcase these lovely new fabrics! This looks like a mini that is sure to brighten up any space. :)

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  2. What a great quilt for your sewing room! In addition to the black and white, I love that little hexie print also!

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  3. Oh I really like this a lot. It is perky and pretty.
    Every now and then, we have to pull out some Scrumptous and add it to the party.
    It looks perfect!

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  4. Mmmm I love what you made!

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  5. What a sweet mini, the new collection works perfectly with the pattern.

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  6. Just beautiful! You are an amazing quilter!

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  7. I LOVE this quilt! If I wanted to use 5" squares for the spool can you tell me what size to cut the other pieces?

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    1. You could easily draw it out on a piece of graph paper and see what looks good to your eye. To keep the same proportions I'd make the tops of the spools finish at a width of 1.75" (cut at 2.25"). Your blocks would finish at 8", so the length would be cut at 8.5". That was some quick calculations, so double check me!

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  8. This is so beautiful! I love it so much!!! I have the same question as above. What size would the other pieces be is I used charm squares for the spools?

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