Wednesday, March 03, 2010

FOOLS FOR SPOOLS


 
 I have been having fun making these little spools this week. Joan from Keeping You in Stitches, got me started. She was looking for people to trade spools with, so I joined in. We traded 25 spools with each other. Then I asked Karen from Sew Primitive if she wanted to trade some spools also. She and I traded another 12 spools.  In the end I laid them all out and this is what I got! I will be adding another border, but don't know exactly what yet. The blocks finish at 4-1/2". So far the top measures about 38" square.
 


Also, I have been doing a little cross stitching in the evenings. This is a darling one from Blackbird Designs. You may know that they have a blog and show a lot of their stitcheries there. Also they have free patterns occasionally. I have made a couple of those as well.  Don't we all just love to keep our hands busy!


16 comments:

Darlene said...

Oh, Marcie the spools set on point look adorable. I traded spools last year with 5 other bloggers and it's a favorite quilt. Trading spools is the way to go - incredible variety.

That's a sweet x-stitch project.

sewprimitive karen said...

Love the spools, Marcie, and what a pretty cross stitcher you are.

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, and P.S. I'm going to copy your spool layout hahaaaaaaaaaa.

Libby said...

What a fun trade! Quilt friends rule *s*

~Joan said...

Amazing, Marcie! I don't know if I'm going to be able to wait to get my other two sets! I should not have opened yours!! Drat!! I need self-control!

Thanks for your contribution.

~Joan

Kathie said...

very nice! I have been bitten by the spool bug too!
now I have seen them on so many blogs...
can't wait to get started on them
can't wait to see the creative border you put on yours...
Kathie

Sue said...

Well, I can see why you love them. Your quilt is really pretty. I love those colors!

Rebeccah Louise said...

ooh! So cute! I will be an aunt soon and I'm making my brother and sister in law a baby blanket!
I am trying to be a better Patch...
You know, by quilting. :)

Janet said...

I love your spools!! What a great trade. I want to make a spool quilt too - there's so many popping up in blogland these days - yours is the first I've seen set on point. Yes, I'm always happy to have my hands busy. Your cross stitch is so pretty.

Karen said...

I have seen the spool blocks on a few blogs this past week. Did you machine piece yours or by hand?

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh this is sooo cute! I traded with darlene last year and you've "seen" my spool quilt. It is on my bed and I LOVE it. But I ahve to say, I love them on point!

Janet said...

I love the setting on your spools quilt, it's fabulous. I'm off to see the links soon, thank you. I love all the blackbird cross stitch designs, I wish I had more time to indulge.

Lori said...

Love the spool quilt and the layout!!
Your cross stitch is so cute! Way to go!!

julieQ said...

Such pretty spools. Did you make them with connector corners, or templates??

Quilty Ramblings said...

very nice!!

I'm making a set of 25 to trade with Joan too.....

these little blocks are VERY addictive

Annemiek said...

Are you getting into spools too? It's becoming a hype in my country and they are popping up everywhere. We call the spools "klosjes", and some are declaring saturday as 'klosjesdag"/day It looks awesome I must say!