Monday, July 23, 2012

BOM Rehab . . .

I am so happy that Sinta is hosting this weekly BOM Rehab.  If I accomplish nothing else during the course of the week, I'm motivated to at least work one Northern Lights block into my schedule.

This week I decided to make the spool block, it goes with the general theme of things in my sewing room right now!

These are big spools, this block is 16 1/2 inches.

Here's how it looks surrounded by the setting blocks.


Two focus blocks done, 5 more to go!

You know how I said Free Spirit Medley looked better in the pictures than in real life, the total opposite is true of this project, I can't take a picture that captures the soft, mellow, loveliness of this project, but trust me, it's going to be a beauty!

Here's the pattern cover that came with the project, and what I aiming for.

The majority of the fabrics that I'm using are Lumiere de Noel by French General for Moda and some Park Avenue by 3 Sisters for Moda.  Older lines of faric that I had on hand that I think work well together.   I have also been able to use 3 different pieces of the fabric that came with the BOM.

This pattern is by Marti Michell, here is her version.

I just love seeing the same quilt made with different fabric.  If these two quilts were hung side by side, I'm not sure you would notice that they are made from the same pattern.

Hey, Mary Caldwell, you won the Spools pattern but I don't have a way of contacting you, please send an email to me at with your mailing address. THANKS!

If I don't hear from Mary by tomorrow I'll pick another winner.


  1. What a beautiful quilt Thelma! I'm thinking I may need to take a closer look at that pattern. :)

  2. That was such an interesting blogpost Thelma. I am pondering about how some quilts look better in photos than in real life...and vice versa....hmmm wondering why that is. I know exactly what you mean.
    And also I am amazed about your current project...I love your version, but really dislike the Marti Mitchell version....hmmmm....lots to think about.

  3. LOVE your neutral spool quilt!! You are so right about the two quilts not looking anything alike!! LOVE the neutral but the colourful one I wouldn't have given it a second glance! Interesting!!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oooh, I like those spools! Like the whole thing so far!

  5. Look great Thelma. You will have it done in no time.

  6. Hi Thelma, you have mail. I thought my email would be attached to my comment - somehow. Thank you~!!

  7. I just love those SPOOLS ! It is hard to believe that both of these quilts are the same pattern. What a difference !

  8. You must run the Betty Ford Center of BOM rehabilitation facilities! Your project looks fantastic, the way all the neutrals have come together. It is going to be an elegant quilt when finished.

  9. I'm loving your quilt even more than the example. I especially adore this block...I think it's my favorite, until the next one goes up:-D


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