I finished my Red Hot Chili Peppers Spool Block Quilt. I machine sewed the binding. I am getting used to how a machine sewn binding looks. Flat on the top. But wider looking which I like.
It is larger than the first one. Nine spool blocks for this one.
This is how I made the back.
I was going to be lazy and just do all one fabric but didn’t have one piece large enough. So had to do a pieced back.
And the binding I wanted to use… the white with black speckles… didn’t have enough of that one either. Only had one Fat Quarter left.
So went with this black with white swirls instead. I think it looks OK. Just the “pop” it needed. Not too much. Just right.
Quilt measures 35″ by 37″. Colors are cranberry, forest green, white and black.
This is my favorite photo. Stippling. Oh how I love you!!
When I am stippling, I feel so free. Free to go left, right, wiggle around. Go whichever direction I want. But always thinking ahead about an exit strategy. Don’t want to be boxed in or cross over any stitches. I flip over the back every few minutes looking for tension issues. So glad I took the time to watch numerous videos on how to stipple.
I love the crinkled look.
You can read more details on how I made it here.
Go here for the Freda’s Spool Block tutorial.
My next project…
Since it took several days to make and finish the Red Hot Peppers quilt, I wanted my next project to be something I didn’t have to “think” about. Or worry about. Just sew. Strip by strip. It is a quilt-as-you-go table runner. I saw the directions somewhere on the net. Have to find the site so I can link to it.
For now, this is where I am.
Back decided on and sewn along the batting top edge.
And a few strips sewn and pressed.
The PRESSING is a pain. PITA!! But it is necessary to have a straight seam before adding the next strip. So, I will be Slow and Steady.
Update 12-23-11: Found the site.