Sunday, September 9, 2012

Lou Bee - Sampler Swap Tutorial

The lovely ladies of the Lou Bee (who helped me create this wonderful quilt) have decided that for our next round, we will each create a sewing-themed Sampler quilt.  Each of our quilts will include the same blocks; but done using our own fabric and our own color themes.  I think it's pretty awesome to know that there will be 8 of us with similiarly-different quilts.

My month was first and as usual, I couldn't just pick a block, I had to create my own.  While this tutorial has been created for the Lou Bee girls, there's no reason you can't make a Spool block of your very own.  I've provided all the information you need below.

This is a digitally-enhanced mock up, as I've currently
only completely 1 "strip" of this 3 "strip" block.

And here is the same block in illustration form, as you can
see I took some liberties with piecing the smaller "log" units to
make them uneven...feel free to do the same.


This block measures 18 1/2" x 18 1/2" unfinished

Cutting and Layout directions HERE

 Paper Pieced Spool found HERE
 *When you print this out, I've included a reference 1" x 1" square
so you know the printout is the proper size*

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