Wednesday, April 17, 2013

spools--top completed


672 spools.
At least 100 of them made with scraps from my mother's stash.
There are a couple of duplicates, but most fabrics used only once.
Set 24 by 28. I made them into blocks of 4, with one of each four made with pink fabric.
I used Kona Cotton Rich Red for the constant.
No borders. I love it!
Made with 3 inch finished blocks, as part of a year long challenge by Bonnie Hunter.

22 comments:

julieQ said...

I love it too! Your quilt is so special, made from your mother's fabrics.

April said...

This is really Beautiful! And what a sweet treasure.

Jean said...

The red is great with your spools. This is one of my favorite spool quilts I have seen.

Every Stitch said...

Just beautiful - contgratulations! I agree - no borders needed. And a great red!
Hilda

Melanie said...

I'm working on some spool blocks, but I love yours with red background pieces.

em's scrapbag said...

I absolutely adore this quilt. I often twist my seams lately.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Lynn! I love it!

Sharon

Kathie said...

LOVE it with the red wow!!!!
thats one of my favorite reds btw!
congrats on a great finish
Kathie

Synthia said...

What a wonderful accomplishment!! It is gorgeous. You do such beautiful work.

sophie said...

What a beauty! The pink blocks sprinkled across the quilt really makes it twinkle.

Quilts And Pieces said...

It is wonderful!

Jan said...

Love 'em on that Rex!

I Quilt for Fun said...

magnificent...

Ginette Rostedt said...

Unbelievably fantastic! Love all the tiny pieces repeating repeating repeating. Makes for a dynamic quilt. Well done!

Andee said...

Wow red really gives this a different look. Love the scrappiness of this...fun that you added pink in all over too!

Frog Quilter said...

Beautiful. Love the red constant.

Helen in the UK said...

STUNNING! I must admit to being biased about red (it's my favourite colour) ... but I just love how your quilt looks! As others have said, this is my favourite spool quilt :)

Quilter Kathy said...

This is gorgeous! What a great idea to use a constant background and the red is an inspired choice!

Nikki said...

Beautiful!

Wendi said...

Simply Stunning! I love the red constant!

Aileen said...

Love the Red. Really makes them POP!!!

Michelle said...

I just stumbled across this today. I was looking at the links on Bonnie's page, trying to decide whether or not I'd regret using tea dyed muslin for all of my spool backgrounds. Your red is GORGEOUS! And it gives me hope that my solid background won't look awful.