Wednesday, July 10, 2013


This has been a week of "getting close."  Getting close to finishing a knit tie I am making for my son.  (This is an experiment, I don't know if he will actually want to wear it.)

Getting close to finishing the Dancing Spools quilt. Here it is all quilted and ready for binding.

The back of the quilt is kind of fun.  I used four spool blocks, but had them fade into the background fabric rather than contrasting with it.

I've decided to use leftover charm squares from the spools for the binding.  According to my rough estimate, a minimum of twenty will do the job.  And that happens to be exactly how many charms are left over!

I plan to cut each square in half (each section will be 2 1/2" x 5" wide), and then join the short ends into one long strip.  If all goes well, it should make a nice scrappy binding.

What have you been working on lately?

I've linked up with Fabric Tuesday, Sew Much Ado, and Adorned from Above,  and Freshly Pieced.


  1. The back of the quilt turned out really neat!

  2. Love your dancing spools! Great job on the quilting!


  3. I love the spools! and the extra spools on the back is a great touch.

  4. The charms will make an awesome binding. I love scrappy bindings :)


  5. can I ask where you got the pattern for the dancing spools block, I love it. I checked you shop and it said no patterns. thanks in advance. P.

    1. Thanks everyone for your compliments on my quilt.

      I will be making the pattern available soon in my Craftsy pattern shop. It will be using charm squares (of your choice).

  6. Dancing Spools is amazing! Hope it's for you. I'm in awe of the fact the spools match up with the binding on the back - so clever!

    JB @ Note to Follow Sew

  7. loving your quilt!! The quilting looks so very nice from the back.

  8. I love it!! That's a great quilt!

  9. What an amazing quilt......its beautiful, inspiring and I love it! Just stopped by your blog via Freshly Peiced! Love your work thanks for sharing!

  10. Wow! That is so fun. I love the little spools you put in the alternate blocks. And perfect idea for the binding.

  11. I absolutely love the quilting on this quilt. I find that deciding on the best quilting is sometimes the most difficult part of finishing the quilt.

  12. Anxiously awaiting your Dancing Spools pattern!!! It's amazing!