Monday, June 2, 2014

Stephanie's Spool Quilt

Happy June!  Last year we moved into a new house and I was able to have my dream quilting studio.  We spent all summer turning the previous owners' wood shop into my quilting space.  I have had very little desire to decorate since it was finished.  That is my major project this summer.  I have very high ceilings and lots of wall space…..

This is the wall behind my long-arm.  This is where I plan on putting the quilt we will work on this month!

I have decided that I want to do a spool quilt.  I got my inspiration from this and this.  Here are two of my finished blocks.
The grey is supposed to be on top but I can't get the picture to rotate!

Anyhow….. I would like you to follow this tutorial.

Instead of using a 4 1/2 inch square of fabric I would like you to use several different strips of fabric like a string quilt.

You will need to cut the following for each block: 

2-    1 1/2" x 4 1/2"  white rectangles (Pure white.. no tone on tone or cream please.)

4-    2 1/2"x 2 1/2"   white squares

2-    1 1/2"x 6 1/2"   solid grey rectangles

1-    4 1/2" string square.

Please make 2 blocks.  Here are some pictures of the colors in my sewing room.  I just want them to be bright, cheerful, and modern.  No dark reproduction prints please.  I do like 1930's so that is ok.

The wall behind my sewing machine

I redid this chair a couple of years ago.

 My daughters sewing table
  My pegboard
George Straight calendar…

Happy sewing!!!!

Stephanie (USA)


  1. Thanks for sharing Stephanie! I love that we are going to make a quilt for your new sewing room. You'll have to post another photo a year from now when the quilt is up and you have really gotten settled in your space and used it a lot.

  2. This looks fun Stephanie. I really like your plan to use different sized strips of fabric for the centre. It will a lovely quilt to display on your wall.

    Thanks for the tour of your room - what a great way to help us choose colours and fabrics. I am envious that gorgeous green sewing table.

  3. This is a great traditional block. I really like traditional blocks in modern fabrics. The example that you have included in you post is great. I really like that the spools don't sit neatly on top of one another. I love the higglety-pigglety look of it. Now I need to order some more pure white, we have been using quite a lot of that recently.

  4. Hi Stephanie,
    Have you sent your address? I am done and would like to send it before I head off to Denver to see my gram! Thanks,