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I absolutely LOVE bright colors on a black ground and Home Front has all that and more. OK, so what is your inspiration when you begin to create in your quilt room? Quilt magazines? Art? Fabrics? Well, I love color and the wider the range the better. Color is an interesting thing, not much more is needed when creating a work of art! Color also affects our moods, frame of mind, and even our general health! Yellow gives us energy, blue and green are restful and red gets us all fired up!
The Wooden Spools quilt is a burst of happiness that combines what I love most, quilting, and how I love to express it, in lots of color! I can see the Wooden Spools quilt draped over my favorite chair in the quilt studio just waiting to warm my legs while I hand-stitch a binding onto a quilt or, draped over an Easy Display Quilt Hanger to add spice to the walls in my studio.
Elementary in construction, the Wooden Spools block is quite straightforward using only one piecing technique. One spool requires two stitch-n-flip units and a single rectangle. The Spools block is four individual spools each turned 90°, that’s all! It is an excellent skill builder for a beginner, and the subject matter makes it an exceptional gift for any quilter whether completed or as a kit. It is good to note that the binding is one strip from each of the sixteen fat quarters giving the perimeter of the quilt some sparkle!