Project Commencement – Tumbling Spools Scrap Quilt

Time to get another project underway. I posted about the Patchwork & Stitching Tumbling Spools design a while back and I have now started work. The size of the pieces is good for using up scraps – the biggest spool piece you have to cut is a rectangle that’s 2 1/4 by 5 3/4 inches and then there are the spool ends that are just half square triangles.

Compared to making stars, as in my most recent project, this was pretty easy but I was very concerned that the cutting instructions weren’t quite right. The components just seemed too big for a 5 1/2 inch block. Here they are laid out.

Cut squares and rectangles for Spools Block

Spools Components - Too Big?


The only thing to do of course was try it, which I did last night. Seems it’s going to be OK.
Two Spool Blocks laid out against Two straight Edges

Completed Blocks


I’m safe to keep going.
By the way the two straight edges were $12 or so at my local hardware chain. Just for a change, from that particular chain, the quality is fine and the price was excellent. You just never know what discount quilting tools you might be able to find in a hardware store.

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One response to “Project Commencement – Tumbling Spools Scrap Quilt

  1. licensed2tinker

    looking good

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