Last fall I made this 15" x 15" sewing spools "quilty" for a friend.
Because this week in the sew along we did the spools…
I thought it would be fun to show it to you!
This is my Fall Leaves Quilty from the book.
Do you all know what a "quilty" is?
I explain it all in my book but I'll tell you again:)
I've always loved to make little quilts
to hang on the wall or use as a
little table topper in place of a doily…
so I like to call them "quiltys" instead of "doilies"
I used my fall leaves block to
make a quilty for the book…
but most of my blocks in there
will work just as well!
For this one…
I just made 9 of my sewing spool blocks.
I cut 6 - 1" x 3 1/2" sashings for in-between the blocks
when sewing the blocks together
(two sashings per row)
Then I cut 4 - 1" x 10 1/2" sashings to go between the two rows
and for the top and the bottom.
Then I cut 2 - 1" x 11 1/2" and sewed to the sides.
I pressed my seam allowances toward all of the sashing strips:)
I cut 2 - 2 1/2" x 11 1/2" border strips and added to the sides…
then added 2 - 2 1/2" x 15 1/2" onto the top and bottom.
Cute and ready for quilting:)
I chose a fat quarter of my aqua numbers print
from my Gracie Girl collection for the back.
I layered it with batting in-between..
cut about 1" larger all the way around…
and machine quilted it:)
(I highly recommend using a walking foot
when you are straight stitch machine quilting:)
I decided to add rid-rac inside the binding for an extra cute little touch.
You will need about 70" of prepared binding for this quilty…
so cut 2 - 2 1/2" x WOF strips and prepare it.
I have a tutorial from a few years ago on
how I bind my quilts and also how I add rid-rac.
if you want to check it out!
And just as easy as pie…
I made a cute little gift
using just bits and bobs
from my 2 1/2" strips
scrappy stash basket:)
I love making something out of leftovers that could easily have just been thrown away:)
Because I cut my leftovers into usable sizes…
they are always ready for a sweet little project:)
for my scrappy stash tutorial and
to learn how I save my leftovers
so that they can easily be used)
I hope you enjoyed this little project…
let me know if you'd like to see more ideas on
different ways to use my Quilty Fun blocks!
Have a quilty kind of day…
and sew it like you mean it!!!