Spool Blocks Are Becoming 9-Patches August 14, 2013Posted by Pam in KC in Uncategorized.
I’m now sewing my 3″ spools into 9-patches. My original intent was to use a solid orange/cheddar for the sashing with purple cornerstones. But since I’d like to finish this top sooner than later (can I get it done by the 19th?) what ever I use has to come from my stash.
Several years ago I bought 3 yards of this fabric because I liked it, but I had no idea what I was going to do with it. It was some of the last “speculative” fabric I bought. The fabric is Fancy Cat Leaves by Makower UK.
The print is small enough it won’t look weird when I cut my 1″ (finished) sashings. So although it’s not a solid, the orange is strong enough the print won’t compete to badly with the mishmash of prints in the spools. That just leaves the cornerstones.
I have a length of purple, but because it is a hand spray the cornerstones will vary widely in color since only a 1″ square will show. But I found a dark green tone-on-tone which works nicely with the leaves. Since it’s a piece I have used for other projects I may have one or two spools make with it, If I do, I’ll just have to make sure those spools are not in a corner of the 9-patch.