Thursday, October 05, 2006

SPOOLS QUILT


Remember when I posted a photo of a few spools I was sewing on in Minnesota? I finished about 3/4 of the blocks while at my daughter's house, then finished the rest when I came home. This week I got the top done! I love it! I made it for ME! The design is so simple and I do like simplicity. The blocks are 9-1/2" finished. Teri Christopherson, from Black Mt. Quilts, is the designer. It's in the book Sunflower Patch. I surrounded it with 3" cut squares and then a rust-red border. It measures 56" x 75". I was at the LQS on Monday and found the perfect backing fabric on the half-price shelf!
I spent today cleaning and organizing--still! But I have made real progress! The spare bedroom is once again useable. I removed all the boxes of fabric and stuff and got it all put away in my sewing room. I am loving my new cabinets! I can actually find things and put things away! What a concept! DD #1 is coming to visit tomorrow, so that was the incentive I need to get it done, I guess. :)

22 comments:

Linda_J said...

The quilt looks terrific and good for you on the reorganization and cleaning in your sewing room. The work you have done will pay off in the long run. Not so fun to do it perhaps when you would rather be sewing but having everything put away should make it a lot easier to see what you have on hand.

Hedgehog said...

I love the spools! The colors, the shapes, the little squares as a border... Way to go!

quiltpixie said...

those plaids look so very appealing as spools. Its a quilt I can understand wanting to keep :-)

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Well Hooray for making a quilt for you, you, YOU!!! It is great!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Fiona said...

The design is simple - but very effective - love the plaids.

Hanne said...

Your spool quilt looks so good, and making it for yourself is a good thing :-)
Good going on your organizing !

Gail said...

The quilt is just wonderful, the border of little squares is a great touch.

Angie said...

Wouldn't you know that would be the ONE book of her's that I DON'T have? *s* I love your quilt!!! Have always thought about making a spool quilt, and add to that the plaids, and I adore your quilt!!

EileenKNY said...

Just finished reading your last few posts. How nice to have things from your past. My Mom has never been very sentimental, so we never had much from her family. My Dad was from Ireland. He didn't have much from home.

Laurie Ann said...

I really like that quilt. I think it is the favorite spools quilt I have seen. Good job!

Bonnie said...

Very nice quilt! If you decide that you would rather give it away instead of keeping it for yourself, I will be glad to send you my address. : )

Sweet P said...

Your spools quilt turned out greate. I love the colors and your placement of the blocks. And, of course, getting the backing half off can't be beat.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Really like your spool quilt! I like Teri Christopherson's style too.. I have several of her books, but not the one you mentioned... have to go take a look see at that one now!

jpquilter said...

your spools are lovely and congrats on getting your sewing stuff sorted out - what a great feeling of accomplishment
Juliann

Mary said...

I love the quilt - what size blocks are they?

I spent yesterday cleaning too but I've got lots let to do.

ForestJane said...

I really like those spools. :) They make a great sewing room hanging!

Dawn said...

Oh I love it! No wonder it is for just you! I"ll have to get that book. I love it.

Ruth said...

Your quilt looks great! Quilts for yourself are very rewarding.

Libby said...

Your spool quilt is just great -- I love the fabrics. No wonder you love it ... I do to.

Quilting Kim said...

I just love your spool quilt. The design looks so warm and cozy with the homespuns - I'd keep it too. I've made a few of Teri Christopherson's quilts and they are my favorites. Thanks for posting the name of the book.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Oh, I love your spool quilt. I started collecting fabric to make that quilt when the book was first released but all the fabric still sits. I love your version. Very, very pretty!

Katjaquilt said...

I like the colours of your quilt very much.