We're making some little Spools quilts in my Yahoo and Facebook Small Quilt groups this month.
In 2008, I fell in love with this antique Spools quilt after I saw it on eBay - I think it was all the different blues that got me. I had started an online small quilt group that year and so decided to design a spool block for one of the group's monthly challenges.
I started, but never finished . . . .
Many of you who are in one or both of my groups now are new to the challenges so we are recycling the block from 2008. I revised the block to be 3" x 3" this time around. You can make a quilt this month using any colors or any size block you like. Find another pattern and use set-in seams if you prefer. Remember to show us by posting a picture in the yahoo group or on Facebook. I hope I get a chance to make one for myself this time.
It makes you wonder - how did makers of antique quilts like this one come up with such wonderful color combinations?
Join one of my groups (see sidebar) to get the free pattern and then start having fun making your own little quilt.
Here's a vintage spools doll quilt I received a few years ago as a gift from a friend to inspire you -
Sweet, sweet, sweet.