A couple of years ago I made my Tumbling Spools quilt for Quilt Now magazine. I knew I wanted to release it as a pattern as there was a lot of interest in it. But I decided I wanted to redesign it before releasing it as a pattern. I wanted it to be smaller so it would be perfect for most people’s craft rooms. I also wanted to make it a bit more interesting!!
So, say hello to the Tumbling Spools Sampler Mini Quilt.
A stack of spools on the left that look like they are about to come tumbling down and some Quilty words on the right.
The quilt finishes up at about 22x32 inches.
I’ve made the centres of the spools into sampler blocks so each one is different. You can choose to make up the six different sampler blocks if you like. But there are also patterns where the centres are plain so you can fussy cut your favourite fabrics instead.
When it comes to the words you also have a couple of options too. Quilt them in place. Or appliqué them! Templates and instructions for both.
The really exciting thing about this quilt for me is that this one is going to be at Quilt Market and Quilt Festival in Houston this week!! So if you are going and want to see it in the flesh then head on over to the Sulky of America booth.
I’ve used Sulky 40wt. Rayon threads as they are perfect for the quilting as they really catch the light and stand out so well. In the UK these are sold under license by Gutermann and also I think directly from Sulky.
The pattern is available as an immediate download PDF on my website. So you can print at home and get started straight away!
You might also be interested to know that I’m hosting a Quiltalong for this mini quilt in January! Plenty of AMAZING prizes from AMAZING sponsors!! And plenty of time to get the pattern and gather your supplies! You can sign up to a Quiltalong Newsletter so you don’t miss a thing!
Here are the amazing companies sponsoring the Quiltalong:
The quiltalong starts on the 4th January and will run for 10 weeks.