Scrappy Spool Mini Quilt

I made this for the My Favorite Little Quilt Swap.  Totally crazy to do at this time of year, but it was a nice little break to sit down and sew up this fun spool.

It only measures about 17"x20", and I used up a bunch of little strips from my overflowing scraps.

I made this aqua one a while ago to hang in my sewing room and had so much fun with it, I wanted to make another one.  This one is made with fabric selvedges.

I used the quilt-as-you-go method for this again, and what I love the most is that you don't have to get up to iron.  Each strip you turn over and quilt it down so it lays flat.  I just love doing random stuff like this.  Get a big pile of scraps and pull one out.  Pull another one out and sew it on.  It's just liberating to put all these totally unrelated fabrics together...

Just a little sneak peak of the next project.  It's already in it's new home, so I'll show you more later.


  1. oh I love that frog peeking out!!

    ~ Meagan

  2. I LOVE that spool! What a GREAT little quilt! I'm anxious to see your latest project as well. I love that woodgrain fabric! *DROOL!*

  3. Naturally I would ADORE the selvage quilt!

  4. Cute, cute! I am working on a purse right now in the quilt-as-you-go method. Agree - love the no ironing!

  5. you are so inspiring and creative.i am old enough to be your mother and am still only dreaming of becoming a quilter.awwww,someday soon.mum b