Friday, March 21, 2008

Spool Quilt

The spool quilt top is done. I played with border ideas for and hour and decided finally to not add any. I've been sewing the backing and cutting the binding for quilts right away when I finish them. That way the backs and binding seem to match better. I can use fabric from the fronts before they disappear from my stash.
The color in the picture of the backing is off a little the blues are more navy. I had to do some creative piecing on the backing. But I used up some stash.

Spool quilt all folded with the backing inside and the binding cut and marked. I can put it away and it will be ready for quilting when I get to it.

12 comments:

Kim West said...

Very pretty quilt- I like the way you store them while they are awaiting quilting... I might have to try that for the ones I actually have backing for.

Patti said...

I have so many tops that I pieced years ago and no longer have any of the fabric for the binding. I've finally learned a lesson, and try to make the binding right after the top is finished - just like you are doing. It's a great idea - as long as one remembers where one put the binding!

FabricMom said...

Very nice top. I like the colors. Can't wait to see it finished.

Elaine Adair said...

My, my - you rascal you - you finished your top before MINE! Wahhhhh ... ok, I have one more border side to sew on , then .... sandwiching!

Elaine Adair said...

...one more thing ... it's really cool!

Lily Boot said...

How lovely! I have always wanted to make a spool quilt and yours is such marvellous inspiration. I also love yout star quilt - very very pretty.

Jacquie said...

OOOh, I feel another project coming on. This is so pretty. Glad I found your blog.

Lea said...

Oh, I love your spool quilt! Your color scheme's are perfect!

Finn said...

The spool top turned out soooo well Lizzy...just love it! Great job. Hugs, Finn

Eileen said...

Lizzy, thanks for the invite. Your spool quilt is great. What a great idea to add the backing and binding when putting the top away till quilting.

Amanda said...

I love the colours in your spool quilt Lizzie - will you hand quilt it or machine?

Aldana said...

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