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.
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!
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.
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.
I know EXACTLY what you mean! These blocks are totally irresistable…enjoy!
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.
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.
Ooooo so fun to dig through all those scraps for spools! It’s going to be a fantastic quilt.
Love spool quilts. Great way to use up the neck high scrap bin.