November Little Quilt

November Little Quilt Fab

November Little Quilt is here! Wahoo! Spools, spools, I love spools! I just couldn’t pass up dedicating one Little Quilt to a quilting theme, right?! So, here’s the skinny; our November Little Quilt is constructed with the Lasting Legacies collection. The kit is now available for shipping with the downloadable pattern becoming available November 2nd. Below is the tutorial for the first half of the November Little Quilt. Lets begin…

Construction starts with the spool blocks. I was gifted a collection of fat quarters designed to celebrate the wonders of New York City, and I wanted to use them in something very special to remember the giver by, so the tutorial quilt is made from these fat quarters! SO cute!

NovLQ15 A

In the pattern, I recommended to draw a line diagonally though the As, however, if you are good at eyeballing a sewn line skip this step.  A G is placed on one end of a C and sewn diagonally. This unit takes special care as the way G is oriented on the C is highly important, so be careful it is oriented in the correct direction.

NovLQ15 B

Once sewn, the corner is cut off and the seam is pressed to the corner.

NovLQ15 C

This project is ideal for chain piecing. It goes so fast! Prep your pieces before sewing by laying the pieces together and identical to each other, and place them the way they will be fed through the machine. This minimizes error.

NovLQ15 D

Repeat the process for the facing side of the C/G unit, however, stitch the second G in the opposite, diagonal direction.

NovLQ15 G

The G/C/G unit is sewn to facing sides of the F unit. I almost made a mistake here. I caught myself laying the second G/C/G unit turned the wrong way on F! Luckily I caught myself before the units were sewn, phew!!! So be careful!

NovLQ15 E

Voilá, all blocks are finished! The second tutorial for the November Little Quilt will be available November 2nd and the paid downloadable pattern is available at the same time. The next tutorial will include the final construction including blocks, setting triangles, borders and binding. See you then!


  1. Mary Agnes - October 19, 2015

    Gorgeous fabric.

    • Mari - October 21, 2015

      Thought you might like that Mary Agnes! They are perfect for this design! Thank you so much again for the gift 🙂

  2. Karleen Miller - October 20, 2015

    Love the setting of the spools

    • Mari - October 21, 2015

      Karleen, thank you! And, thank you for posting!!! We always appreciate feedback!