Jumping on the Spool Wagon

Okay, okay, I know…I am suppose to be working on UFO projects.  I am suppose to be quilting the double wedding ring quilt or my UFO Perkioman Daydreams.  But-I caved to the pressure-rather than pressure I should just say cuteness.  I caved to cuteness.

About a year ago, Bonnie Hunter from Quiltville put out a spool challenge for people to see how many spools they could make in a year.  At the time I was tempted but didn’t cave.  I just tried really hard to ignore it as I didn’t want to start another project.  Well today, I saw those cute little spools all together in a quilt and I couldn’t hold off to the pressure any longer.  I ran to the sewing room and whipped up these guys.


They are so quick to sew…I have a box of 1 1/2″ scraps that have been calling for attention.  This will be perfect.  I know I really don’t have time with the house and wedding and what not.  I think I am just going to make about 10 bags, with enough for 10 blocks each.  Then I think I will just pull out a bag here and there and use them as treats  for me.


Now the problem…not to just not make this into a full blown project!!  Oh temptation…how I love you…how I hate you.  I admit it.  I jumped on the spool wagon.

To see what others are working on in the spool department, head on over to Quiltville oh and don’t forget the giveaway going on here.

8 thoughts on “Jumping on the Spool Wagon”

  1. They are lovely! If I didn’t have a leader/ender project already these would have got me on the bandwagon, too. I have a 1 1/2″ strip box….. no…. I must be strong!

  2. I’m a fat quarter away from being a fabric hoarder. Yet seeing your box of scraps makes my fingers itch to pick out two and get going.

  3. It’s always good to have a project like this one. I started them a few months ago . I only get to work on it when I need to sew something that doesn’t require any brain power this is a fun one for sure.

  4. Thanks again, Jo! i just got finished with cutting up leftover quilt borders into 2.5 inch strips, so my trash bag has a lot of strips that ‘didn’t quilte measure up”! After reading your post i think i’ll go and dig in that ‘trash’ bag and see if i can find any hidded spool blocks waiting to be kitted up.
    I Just remembered that i also have had a perfectly good honey bun that’s been sitting around for ages, just waiting to find a home. so there’s some more potential spool blocks to be made.

  5. Ha-ha! A girl after my own heart! I’m thinking of doing the same thing, but I just finished kitting some Moth in a Window blocks, so I better be careful.

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