Week 10: Tumbling Spools Quiltalong

Finishing Touches!
I can’t believe it we are at the last week already! Don’t know about you, but the last two weeks for me have flown by. I’ve been busy quilting up a secret quilt. So I haven’t had time to review those two books yet! Yikes. And I haven’t been able to do the words on my quilt I was making along with you all! But lots of you have! Let’s have a look at some of them.

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Prize Winner

The winner of the week 8 prize which was the wonderful new book from Jenny K. Lyon called Free Motion Quilting: from Ordinary to Extraordinary is @PippasPatch. Congratulations!, I’ll be in touch.

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The winner of the week 9 prize which was the fun perpetual calendar version of Leah Day’s 365 Quilting Designs is @Patchworklady. Congratulations!, I’ll be in touch.

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If you’ve only just heard of this sewalong, then you can get the pattern here

Week 10 - The Big Finish

So here we are on week 10 of the quiltalong.  This week you may still be finishing up quilting. And hopefully attaching the binding and displaying proudly in your craft room. I made scrappy binding for my quilt to add an extra bit of colour.

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Week 10 Prize!

To celebrate the end of the Quiltalong and to thank you for sticking with it we have two prizes up for grabs this week! To be in with a chance just share a picture of your finished quilt (or at least how far you have gotten with it!) to your Instagram page. The first prize up for grabs this week is from Quilt Now Magazine. One lucky winner will receive a 6 month subscription to the magazine.

Quilt Now is a fabulous UK based quilting magazine. It features patterns that are bright, colourful and contemporary. My original spools quilt, without the added sampler blocks, was featured in Quilt Now a couple of years ago.

And the second prize is from me: The Crafty Nomad. Another person will win 5 patterns of their choice from my website. (International winner will get to choose from my PDF collection only)

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To be in with a chance of winning one of these two fabulous prizes just share a picture of your quilt (however far you got with it!) to your Instagram page using the hash tags #tumblingspoolsqal and #thecraftynomadpatterns ! Deadline for entries is 8pm (GMT) Thursday 14th March 2019. On Instagram you can ‘follow’ the hashtag. I would encourage you do that so you can meet all the other people joining in and encourage them along and get wonderful inspiration.

Note: your profile settings must be set to public (not private) for everyone to be able to see your posts.  If I can’t see the post then unfortunately you can’t be entered into the prize draw that week! 

Looking forward to seeing all the different versions of this popping up on Instagram!

Happy Sewing!!

Q & A on Pattern Update

Q: How do I know if I have the updated version?

A: The file name on the corrected version ends in ‘Revision 1’ or ‘Rev 1’. If you are using this one then it is correct.

The pattern was updated on the 12th January 2019. If you bought it on the 13th or later you will have the latest version. Those people who bought the pattern before the update, were emailed the updated copy. If you didn’t receive it then please check your junk or spam folder. If still not there then please email me and let me know the email address you used to buy the pattern and I’ll sort it out for you.

Q: I’m making the Sampler version and had already made the first block before I got the update, what do I do?

A: Block 1 and Block 2 in the original file were the correct size, so you are fine! Just use the updated version from now on. Only blocks 3-8 were affected.

Q: I’m making the sampler version and I made all the blocks and now have Block 1 & 2, that are larger than Blocks 3-6. What do I do?

A: You will need to make blocks 3-6 using the updated pattern. Don’t throw away the small ones though, these will be perfect to make other items, such as Mini Mini Quilts, Mug rugs, incorporate them into zip pouches or other fun things you want to sew.

Q: I’m making the plain block version and I already made one (or more) block. Do I switch to the new version?

A: No, not necessarily . If you’ve already started making the plain blocks from the original pattern then I would say stick with it. You will just end up with a slightly smaller quilt that is all. Alternatively, as above, you could use the blocks you’ve already made for other projects and start afresh using the revised pattern.

Q: What pages were altered?

A: Pages 11-16 were changed. An additional sentence was added to Page 5 to give you the finished block size. So you just need to reprint those pages not the whole thing.

Any other questions, please email me, I’m more than happy to help!


There will be a prize assigned to each week of the sewalong.  It will be clearly stated if it is available to be mailed to an international address or just UK postage in the weekly post/email. 

In order to be considered for a prize, you'll need to post a picture of that week's completed task to your Instagram page by a certain time/date stated in the weekly post/email.  You'll need to add the hashtags: #tumblingspoolsqal; and #thecraftynomadpatterns, to the text of the post and tag @thecraftynomadfleet in the post.  Make sure your profile is not set to private.  It will need to be set to public so we can all see it.

It is possible to join in on Facebook but you'll need to follow these steps to make sure that we can all see your picture.  When posting, select Public from the drop down box.  Use the hashtags exactly as given above (no capitals or spaces).  And tag @the crafty nomad in the post.

The weekly winner will be announced a few days after the weekly deadline. 

It's fine to sew ahead.  If you know you are going to be busy one week and want to sew your blocks ahead of time, that's absolutely fine.  Just remember to be considered for the weekly prize, the posts must be made within the allotted time frame so I can see it when I do my search.

By joining in, you agree that any photos you share using the hashtag may be reposted by me to social media or shared via email to others joining in, or on The Crafty Nomad website.  They will always be attributed to the maker.

In order to get the prize, you will need to supply me with a mailing address.  This information will be treated in the same way as other personal information using my Privacy policy.

In the unlikely event that a prize becomes unavailable then a substitute will be sent instead.

As per Instagram rules, this promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.

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