Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Quilt Story: Modern Confetti

You can find my Confetti Quilt and it's story over on QuiltStory today.
To anyone who hopped on over from QuiltStory and is visiting me for the 1st Time...Hi !!

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*