Monday, February 4, 2013

Scrappy Spools Quilt

One of my favorite things in the world, is giving handmade gifts. I have always loved it, but even more so since I started sewing. Last year, I made quilts for almost all of my siblings (still working on one more). It was so much fun practicing my quilting skills and learning new things along the way. 

Just after Halloween, I got the opportunity to head to Nashville to pick up my sister who had been serving a mission for our church for the past 18 months. It was the perfect time to take her the quilt I had been working on for her. 

I used the Spools quilt pattern by the very talented Camille Roskelley. I loved this pattern so much! It was a lot of fun to piece... I got a little crazy with it and added a scrappy border just for fun.

I used a Moda Sophie layer cake for the "thread" on the spools and the scrappy border and then used some solid and gingham printed linen for the "wooden spools". 
I love the way it turned out... but more importantly, my sister loved her quilt too! Job accomplished! ;)


  1. Awesome quilt. That is such a nice gift!

  2. Hey, I live in the Tennessee Nashville mission! Who is your sister? Did she serve in McMinnville? Was she English or Spanish?

    1. I am not sure the exact areas she served in, but she was spanish speaking. Her name is Hermana Birch... :)

  3. what a beautiful quilt how lucky your sister is -love dee x

  4. You did a great job! It looks good. I am glad that your sister loved it :)

  5. Wow! I'm not normally a fan of quilts (don't hate me!), but that is beautiful!!! I love the colours you chose (it's so cheery and delightful), and the spools make such a cute pattern!! This is definitely turning me into a fan... :)

  6. I want this!! Maybe someday I'll try...This quilt is adorable!!! Great job!!

  7. That is such an adorable quilt! I love your choice of fabrics. I might have to make one for myself!!

  8. Did you use the pattern for the small quilt and then just add extra borders? I'm a first time quilter and was wondering if you would mind giving me the extra measurement you used for the scrappy border pieces and also for the extra white and print border? That's my favorite part! I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks you!


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