Spool Blocks, Doll Quilts and Auditions


Boy, oh boy!! Have I been busy. It is like a fire has been lit under my bee-hind.

I have so many irons in the fire it is hard to keep track. For you too, huh!!

Well, two sets are finished. They can be used as doll quilts or holiday table toppers.

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One more is about finished. Decided I wanted gold polka dot circles appliqued to the quilt back. This is how I will probably place them.

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More on the Sneak Peek from yesterday…. I am using some of my scrap blocks to make a Spool Block quilt. The first one will be a mini one. Table topper or wall hanging. Here are the pieces assembled.

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And here are six blocks I made using my scrap blocks as the centers. Cool, huh!! The blocks are made using the snowball block technique.

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So far I am liking how to make them. Haven’t sewn the blocks together yet. Need to decide on the borders. I am thinking I should use this red dotted swiss instead of the red polka dots with larger irregular dots. Though the irregular is my favorite type polka dot fabric.


Two fabric auditions…

Got this green print yesterday at JoAnn’s. Wasn’t 100% what I was looking for but the color seemed about right. At least it looks better than the solid green.

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And I think these fabrics will go well together to make up table mats.

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Most of this stuff I am making is for my craft show. The only one I have for this winter. It is the second weekend of December. So I have been putting finishing touches on some stuff made but not finished. And making “this” to go with “that”. I still have to get price tags on everything. And I want to do a dry run and set up my display table. Two years ago my display table made the local newspaper. Maybe the same will happen this year.

More photos coming up…


Tutorial on how to make the spool blocks can be found here.

http://fredashive.blogspot.com/2010/01/string-spool-tutorial.html