Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sewing Spools Studio Mini Quilt

I saw this spool quilt idea posted on Pinterest, and I couldn't wait to try it.  You can download the free PDF pattern at  This is going to hang in my studio - it has all my favorite colors.

I'm happy with how the free motion quilting turned out.  I also liked how the sample had straight lines to represent thread on the spools.  My one modification was to change the sewing machine included.  The original had a sort of abstract foundation pieced machine that didn't really work for me.  Instead, I did a google search and found a simple machine image that I liked. 

Here's a link to a similar one by A Lemon Squeezy home.

 I saved the drawing, flipped it, printed it, and traced onto fusible applique paper.  I like that it sorta looks like my Singer 201-2.  I added the little heart.  I still need to hand embroider the spool of thread on top of the machine.


Michele said...

Absolutely adorable. All my favorite colors too!

Jane said...

Love this little quilt. Looks like you did a good job!

Superior Threads said...

What a great addition to your quilt room. The colors are so happy!
Superior Threads

Kristin said...

So cute! I wish I had a sewing room (a sew at the dining room table) to make it for! I *love* the colors!

Kathy said...

I love this! It's one of my favorites. It will look adorable in your studio.

LisaAnn said...

Adorable! I have this on my Pinterest too ;)

Robyn said...

So cute! I didn't know people actually made anything they pinned! Is that the idea :-)
I'm really good at pinning, but that's where it stops for me!

Unknown said...

This is so adorable! I normally am not a big fan of quilts, but I really love this one. I hope it really makes you happy when you see it in your space.

Anonymous said...

OOh I just love this little quilt!

Alexia said...

Oh! I love this version of my pattern that you made!!!
Would you want to share it to the green bee patterns flickr group?
Happy quilting!