Monday, April 1, 2013

Spools on my design floor

Paper Pieces calls them Spools, but I don't see spools; I see dots and surrounds. 

Here's the fabric.  This is what makes these little Dots and Surrounds so neat.

Up-close pics to see the fabric a bit better.

Can you see the swirly lines?  Maybe embiggen the photographs?  I saw this fabric at The City Quilter back in February, and loved the ombre, but hated the little swirly lines.  So, I didn't buy.  Then, a couple of weeks ago when we were in MA, we went to The Black Cat Quilt Shop, and lo and behold, there was the fabric and I fell in love.  And the best part was that swirly effect.  Go figure.  Different day, different moment.  Who knows?  All I can say now is that I'm so in love with this fabric.  Not inexpensive, but look at all the colors I can get out of those 1/2 yards.  I'm combining it with Kona white, just because I really like white these days to set off color.

These are just little 4" squares.  It'll take a whole bunch to make a quilt.  How big with the quilt be?  I have no idea; I'll work until I get tired of it all.  If I move quickly (hah!), I might finish it before the shop runs out of fabric.  Or not.  I can see a white border and an ombre border.  Or not.  I like to make it up as I go along. 


Annie said...

Your spools don't look like spools because of the fabrics you've chosen. You have no "background" fabric to make the spool pieces stand out. You need one fabric for the top and bottom of the spool, one fabric for the "thread" and another fabric for the background on the sides of the spools.

Ruth said...

Yep, I know, but I wanted to play around so now I don't have spools but something else. It's fun to do something not expected.

Bonnie said...

I love the colors and how these little blocks sparkle. Great job!

Paula, the quilter said...

I LOVE these! They look like the faceted 'buttons' you can make in Photoshop.

Gari in AL said...

Beautiful fabrc: cute squares.

Sarah said...

I can definitly see the borders with these graduated fabrics...maybe even a different colored fabric for each side. Love it!


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