Monday, October 18, 2010

What I'm working on...

We are having a block exchange in my Clothesline Club this month. Soooo....better late than never...I thought I'd better get mine finished up in time for the exchange next week.

We are making blocks that are reminicent of the depression era. I need to make 30 blocks to exchange.


The rules are that they must be 8 inch finished...


We must use Kona Snow for the background...



And we must use 1930's reproduction fabrics.



I decided to make blocks from a pattern that I designed in 1998 called "Scrappy Spools"...



All 30 blocks are complete...I just have to add a little applique to each one and I'll be ready for the exchange!


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26 comments:

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning sunshine on my screen..
ok spools..and yes they look like variegated threads...clever.. and the spool part is what size?? I can see meself making one of these..I have scraps now lol...Long story..lol
30 blocks for an exchange..isn't that a quilt? lol
love your design Lori..
piece be with you.madame samm

Carol said...

What great blocks!

Jackie said...

I just love it!! Especially in the thirties prints!! This is going to be a beautiful quilt!!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Cute blocks!

Nedra said...

You ladies come up with the most fun ideas with the Clothesline Club. Love the spool design.

joliesjunebugboutique said...

I have been reading your blog for about 2 years now, and I do believe this is the first time I have commented!
I love, love, love these blocks! I love how the thread area is peiced together and I love how the bottoms come in as pinwheels!
Seriously LOVE!

Brenda said...

Love those blocks. I really like 30's fabric although i don't own much. Some day i will. Beautiful blocks.

Kim Walus said...

That is going to be an awesome exchange. I look forward to seeing the blocks that you get in return. Have gun at clothesline club.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love these. I have to laugh because they are very much like my spool string tutorial. We are always on the same page. It is eerie. I have to laugh at it because our likes are so close. This is going to be really cute.

Sherri said...

They are so cute...can't wait to see the applique' you add to them!

Sandi said...

Oh, this is going to be so sweet, Lori! I love anything 30's!!!

donna said...

I just love the fabics.

Susan said...

These are the cutest spool blocks ever!

scottylover said...

Oh how pretty! I love 30's repros and used to be part of a group that exchanged blocks but it is no longer going. We did 12" finished and a certain color every month. Mine are all waiting to be WIPs. :)

Sandy A

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh Lori, these are just adorable. I hope you show a picture of one with the applique, I would love to see it! Have a wonderful day today!

Jeanette said...

Oh goodness, those are so yummy!

How does one become a member of the clothesline club? I am trying to find a group to join, but being a bit of an agoraphobe, I don't want it to be too far from home and all the groups I have found are in Utah county =0(

Karin said...

I love your 30's reproductions, I have to know where you got them, especially that UBER CUTE yellow bunny print?!!!! Love love love it!!!

belinda said...

Well I'm just being sooo crazy over that brown plaid you included!
Wonderful spools!

janine b said...

Love the spool blocks - they look so cute! what a great way to use up those little scraps i've been saving. i'm such a sucker for 1930 prints. would love to see a block when you are finished.

a little bit biased said...

(Of course) I think you have gone above and beyond on your blocks. They're really cute! Great job!

Wendy said...

That yellow bunny fabric is just adorable!! I love bunnies in all shapes and forms - where did you get it from?

RETRO-fabulous said...

ADORABLE! Somebunny is going to be a very lucky swapper!!!
=)
Happy Quilting,
Heather

sewprimitive karen said...

Those are the prettiest spools ever!

Thimbleanna said...

Very cute little spools! Only we need to get you trained with Bella Whites LOL!

Quilts And Pieces said...

How cute is that! I love that idea!

Trish said...

Lori,
Do you plan to sell your spool pattern or would you share it with us?
Trish quilttalesandcattails@gmail.com

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