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Spool Blocks Are Becoming 9-Patches


I’m now sewing my 3″ spools into 9-patches.  My original intent was to use a solid orange/cheddar for the sashing with purple cornerstones. But since I’d like to finish this top sooner than later (can I get it done by the 19th?) what ever I use has to come from my stash.

Several years ago I bought 3 yards of this fabric because I liked it, but I had no idea what I was going to do with it.  It was some of the last “speculative” fabric I bought. The fabric is Fancy Cat Leaves by Makower UK.


The print is small enough it won’t look weird when I cut my 1″ (finished) sashings.  So although it’s not a solid, the orange is strong enough the print won’t compete to badly with the mishmash of prints in the spools.  That just leaves the cornerstones.

I  have a length of purple, but because it is a hand spray the cornerstones will vary widely in color since only a 1″ square will show.  But I found a dark green tone-on-tone which works nicely with the leaves. Since it’s a piece I have used for other projects I may have one or two spools make with it, If I do, I’ll just have to make sure those spools are not in a corner of the 9-patch.

2 Thoughts on “Spool Blocks Are Becoming 9-Patches

  1. I love the idea of spools being 9-patches! And I think the orange sashing is the perfect zippy addition!

    It’s fun to find these perfect solutions in our stashes, isn’t it?

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

  2. Cute Spools. Reminds me of FALL and Pumpkin colors. I didn’t get enough Summer, I protest!

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