Monday, February 27, 2012

Spool(ish) blocks

I'm not sure what the traditional name of the spool-looking blocks is, but this pattern is another Schnibbles by  Carrie Nelson.  The fabric is Eva by Moda.  I'm making this because, well, I did once before.

Except that one was big.  When I bought the first Schnibbles book, which has patterns for making a large or small quilt of the same blocks, I fell in love with the pattern.  I found yardage here and there from the Eva collection and ended up making a full size quilt that looked almost exactly like this.  After it was finished, it didn't have a home designated, so it went in the quilt storage cabinet where I looked at it and wondered what I could do with it.  Then last year my brother-in-law's mother-in-law had cancer surgery.  When he visited last fall I decided that the quilt was perfect for an older lady who needed a little comforting.  I whipped up a label and sent the quilt in its way with him to give to her while she was recuperating.  I'm told that she loves it.

But I missed the quilt.  I liked the colors and the pattern.  However, I didn't need another large quilt - my storage area is becoming stressed by my productivity.  When I stumbled across a couple of charm packs of the Eva collection online, I grabbed them up.  Now I'm halfway to piecing a small version of the quilt I liked so much.  This one will take up much less space!

I want to quilt little cobweb shapes over every spool blocks, if I can figure out how to do it and not ruin the quilt by my ineptitude.


Pieces of Cotton said...

I recently made a quilt out of this pattern, and I call it double hourglass.

The Calico Quilter said...

That's a good name!