Monday, January 10, 2011

Top Done!

The top of my selvage spools is done! I changed it a bit...there was too much space in it...I squished the spools together more. Makes it more colorful and fun. I overestimated the wall space available to hang it, so it had to get a little smaller. The good news is that I have 5 spools left over. Maybe a little gift for someone?
I had to post all three pictures just to show how nutty I am to get a picture of a quilt. Neither wind nor snow can stop me!
Isn't it cute blowing in the wind? Wouldn't a bunch of quilts brighten up the woods at this time of year? I digress.
One more bee block complete. This one is for Cheryl. I adore this block. Cheryl wanted curved shaped blocks. So mid-century modern. I think I hit her inspiration target, at least I hope so. For those of you who are asking how I made this. The orange and brown curved sections are pieced into the background. The philco tv shape is fused and attached with raw edge applique. Then I cut the final curved shape of the block.

55 comments:

connie said...

I love your spool quilt, it turned out so nicely. What a great use of salvages. Now the block you made is absolutely perfect. Thanks for your continued inspiration!!!

Jennifer said...

ooh ooh ooh! have a contest for those extra spools! if there is one, can I win?

teaginny said...

I love this use of selvages Jacquie. Inspired!

Panhandle Jane said...

I love the spools! A number of quilts would definitely improve the landscape. Perhaps a Cristos art project type of thing?

live a colorful life said...

The spool quilt is simply fantastico!!

Exuberant Color said...

Neat quilt! It looks great out in the elements.

Kritta22 said...

I started saving my salveges now!

What a great block!!

Tammy Vasser said...

AWESOME Spools! So bright and fun. Love it! Cheryl's block is wonderful! You are so creative. Thanks for sharing it with us!

kelly lautenbach said...

i adore this spool quilt... simply adore it. :) It's on my mental list of things I must sew to remain happy. :) Hope to see you this week but the weather's not looking overly cooperative and that silly grandson of mine has yet to arrive. :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What fabulous spools blowing in the breeze Jacquie! So fun!

beth said...

Love those spools. Another quilt that I want to make someday!

Vicki said...

The bee block is amazing, so unique. Your selvedge quilt is too cute!

WandaFish said...

I love those spools! Selvedges are there own art form in the right hands :) Thanks for being a constant source of inspiration.
That's a really cute bee block too.

capello said...

love the spools!

and oh, how my boys are loving the outdoors right now. i'm enjoying the easily-mop-able floors we have instead of the carpet we use to have.

Paige said...

I am in love with those spools. Fantastic!

grendelskin said...

I love the spools layout, the bursts of color look great close together. I like your windy photos, I have a great mental image of quilts hanging off the trees in the forest, so much prettier and more reliable than hardy-to-zone-3 plantings!

Kerry said...

I love the spools, but i love the mid century mod block even more, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful

Amy said...

Your mid-century modern block is wonderful. I've never seen anything like it!

Lisa said...

The spools quilt is awesome! Love it! And that block is so cool- very original.

Chic Quilt Geek said...

Your spools quilt is absolutely delicious! Love love love it

traceyjay said...

it's beautiful Jacquie! :)

very nice.

Stephanie said...

What we won't do for a photo! I really love these spools. They look awesome in the snow. A really great curvy block too.

Beth said...

Love the quilt top AND the block! FABULOUS!

Poppyprint said...

Your spool quilt is so cheerful and perfect for your studio! I bet there would be line-up of would-be recipients for a gift of your leftovers!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, you do inspire! Just love the spools and the modern block is inspired. Your block swap buddies are so lucky. I'm taking vicarious delight in their good fortune. Thanks for sharing...as ever.
Greta

em's scrapbag said...

Beautiful addition to the dull colors of winter. I just love this quilt.

O'Quilts said...

Very nice...great job on the design.

Deb said...

I love your spools! I've been saving my selvages for just something and now I know that it is - a quilt like this! It's wonderful!

Suzanne said...

The spots of color against the winter snow are so pretty.

Julie said...

I like that in the photos of your quilt top, it appears as if the tree is hugging the quilt, wrapping itself around the quilt, or pointing to a particular spot in the quilt (on the right side). I thought you might have done that on purpose.

And I liked the curved quilt block...how does one do that? A tutorial perhaps???

Diane said...

I agree about colorful quilts hanging from every tree this time of year.I love Cheryl's quilt block. Is it raw edge applique?

Nova said...

your spools are fabulous! so gald you braved the snow to share soem pics! love it :)
x

Ethne said...

Gosh you really are on a roll now - I really like the selvage spools but LOVE Cheryl's blog - it's just right right right.

Lynn said...

I love the spools. When we all started sewing, did we ever imagine that we would use selvedges to such an artistic purpose?

Jodie said...

The woods full of quilts...oh my I like the way you think.

Sarah said...

It's wonderful! I love every bit of it!

Cheryl Arkison said...

You definitely hit the target! Awesome.

Sarah Craig said...

Jacquie, that spool quilt is awesome - and isn't it fun taking pictures against the snow? It makes such a pretty backdrop!

NorthernStar said...

Your spools are so bright and fun. I love them!

Anonymous said...

So very clever--using selvages and the way you turned a traditional spool pattern into something quite contemporary. I love it and will not be a selvage saver!

Barb said...

what an awesome new top - love the strings.
the new block is very cool too.

Tif / Halu-Halo said...

aaah, that spool quilt is so pretty!!!! andso fun, i can't wait to see it done!! :)

sewfunbymonique said...

I'm in if you are giving your extra spools away!! I'm like you~ gotta get the picture!

Crystal Hendrix said...

Love this top! I have a bunch of scraps coming with some colors, I will have to start making one like this! Awesome idea

Lindsay said...

Your new selvage quilt looks great! I especially love how it pops against the white of the snow.

Nancy said...

I love the quilt and it looks spectacular against the snow!

Adele said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THE SPOOL QUILT !!!

I have admired your spool idea since it first hit your design wall and have been anxiously waiting to see how you put it all together.

It has inspired me to make a spool selvage quilt of my own. I may even give it to my sister who has been there every step of the way teaching me the quilting process. Feel free to send any sample spool selvages my way to add to this quilt !!!

Thanks for your blog !

I am a huge fan Jacquie! I have used your straight line quilting tutorial ALOT and have done ALL of my own quilting in straight lines and I LOVE IT ! As well as your wonky tutorial...like I said HUGE FAN !

Charline said...

Love the condensed version of the spools! Can't wait to see the book!

Eliza Jane said...

I love love LOVE the quilt! It's inspired me....

audreypawdrey said...

This is so beautiful. I love your spools, and I now want to try using up some of my selvedges even more. The wind action shots are perfect, and I do think a walk in the snowy woods with quilts hanging sporadically throughout the trees would be a great way to spend the day.:)

Josurin said...

This is just a neat idea! What a great way to use selvage.

MightyMom said...

oo I love it!! I'm getting down my todo list! feels sooo good!

Selvage Quilter said...

Oh I love the selvage spools quilt!

It looks great photographed in the snow too.

Leslie said...

this spools quilt is so amazing. you are inspiring.

Angela said...

I love your selvage spools quilt. Tutorial, PLEEEEEAAAASE?????????