Wednesday, February 23, 2011

WIP: "Spool Play" is finished!

Time to stop spoolin' around. You've seen the close-up:
So now it's time to see the whole quilt:
I'm still thinking of doing a quilt-along in late spring if anyone is interested. If you don't have a collection of selvages and couldn't care less about starting one, don't worry, there will be a couple of non-selvage options as well.

I'm off tomorrow morning to an annual quilting retreat in the mountains. If I don't go completely bonkers by the time I get my templates and all the gazillion little pieces cut get my act together, I hope to make some progress on the Single Girl quilt-along.  I'll be back Monday with pictures. Have a great weekend!

39 comments:

  1. Your spool quilt is fantastic - I love the spools, the borders, binding and quilting, well everything really.

    Have a fabulous time at your retreat!

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  2. Fabulous finish!!! I love it. Maybe this is what I have been saving my selvages for.

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  3. This is so wonderful! I really love that hand stitching in the border.

    Have fun sewing!

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  4. Gorgeous!!! And I love the idea of a quilt along, I would love to try my hand at some selvage spools. Maybe we could facilitate some selvage swaps if people have extras :)

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  5. You quilt is wonderful! I love the stitching in the borders!!

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  6. this is great! the hand stitching on the borders is just perfect. great job!!

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  7. I love this quilt! Spools are one of my favorites, but I like them when they really look like spools. Sometimes they lose the spool "look". This one is fantastic!

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  8. I love it!! Everything about this quilt is "you". I would love to do a quilt along to make this quilt...

    Jennifer :)

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  9. Wow, Cindy, this project is so gorgeous! I love every single little detail about it! The inner border fabric and binding fabrics are perfect. And that stitching in the outer border is like icing on a cake. Just perfect! I am so impressed with how quickly you put this together.

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  10. I LOVE it and would love to join in on a QA.

    Have fun at the retreat.

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  11. SOOOO COOL!! (And I'll bet it looks even better in person!) You really have an eye for what works. I love the variegated thread in the border... perfect!

    Have a great, productive weekend!

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  12. I'd love to do a quilt along of that quilt. Would be so cute for the sewing room. Could you email me to remind me when you are ready to start? I'm afraid I won't remember to come back :P
    Shelley
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

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  13. it's wonderful! Love the hand quilting!

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  14. Of anything that you've made and posted a picture of, this is my absolute favorite. It's beautiful.

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  15. Too cute. The varigated big stitch is perfect icing for this sweet thing.

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  16. Hand stitching is perfect! And the brown is lovely. I love brown on a quitl ; )
    mmmmm

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  17. Oh this came out so well! You must be so thrilled. Have fun at your retreat. I think I am quite jealous! :)

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  18. Love it! The loopy quilting in the border is so cute!

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  19. Eeeek Cindy, it looks awesome! You did such a lovely job!

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  20. This quiltie is perfect in every way. LOVE it!!

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  21. Very cute. Aren't selvages fun??? Nice job!!

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  22. If the spools weren't cute enough, the quilting of the needle and thread are just completely awesome! AWESOME!

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  23. Love it! I don't cut the selvages off my fabric until I have cut the pieces going the width, so my selvage pieces are too short to do anything with. This quilt makes me want to change my ways.

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  24. Wow, Cindy! You so are amazingly creative and talented!!! Grammy B

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  25. Love, love, love! I would definitely be in for a quilt along! I have a whole shoebox full of selvedges ready and waiting! : )

    Thanks for linking up, have a great week!

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  26. Love, love , L-O-V-E your quilt. Yes.....to the quilt along! Have a fun, fun weekend!!

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  27. I love your selvedge spools quilt, and have watched it come together with great interest. I would LOVE to join a quilt along and make one of my own. I can't think of anything better to hang in my sewing room!

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  28. i love this!!! I would love to do a quilt along for it! Its a great use of scraps, and I hate to waste, and just started my collection of salveges!

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  29. I just love that quilt! What a fun design. Have a great weekend!

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  30. Oh soooo cute!! I've been collecting selvages for awhile now and haven't used them yet..this would be perfect. I'd love to join in a QA...:)

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  31. LOVE this quilt! Just found your blog, and I like the idea of making something out of selvedge. So resourceful and so green!

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  32. I love it!!!

    what a clever way to use selvedges.... genius.

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  33. Oh Cindy, this is fabulous! So original, I think see I'm not the only one who thinks so. Great job!!

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  34. Love love love it especially using selvages. I did a spool quilt a couple years ago before selvages became so popular.
    http://sandyquilts.blogspot.com/2008/06/custom-quilt-my-first.html

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  35. I love the spool quilt! It would be so much fun to do a selvage quilt-along and will watch your site for it to start.

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