Victorian Wheeling Spools Quilt

This was originally posted over at Suture for a Living on April 9, 2010.


I began this quilt in the fall of 2008.  I actually finished piecing it nearly a year ago, but until a few months ago had not decided how I wanted to quilt it.  I found two quilting stencils that worked wonderfully. 

The fabric for this quilt was purchased in the 1990s.  It is from a collection of 33 different fabrics called “Victorian Wheeling” which was designed by Jennifer Simpson. I bought a set that included a fat quarter of each fabric. The fabric was then put away until I decided how I wanted to use it:  the spool block.  It combines my sewing (the spool of thread) and does a nice job of showing off the fabrics.

The quilt is machine pieced and quilted.  Each block is 6 in square, but the finished quilt measures 41.5 in due to some slight shrinkage with the quilting.

It is difficult to see the quilting on the black, but on the squares you can see it.   Here are a few close shots so you can appreciate the lovely fabrics.


About rlbates

plastic surgeon who quilts, loves family, dog person, walks/jogs, a work-in-progress
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