Thursday, July 28, 2022

Rainbow Spools

I've got a new quilt flimsy!

Fat Quarter Shop asked if I'd like to sew up one of their short cut layer cake patterns - this is called Layer Cake Spools!  You can download the free pattern here and checkout the tutorial video!

The pattern contains instructions for 3 different sizes.  I went with something slightly smaller - ~ 45 x 60 - but may go back and add one more column before quilting.  I'm thinking this one will be a gift!

I really love the fabric - Ruby Star Society Hole Punch Dot. (affiliate link)   The colors are beautiful and it was tough choosing which ones to use in the quilt!  (One more column means I get to choose 4 more colors!)

One of my favorite things to do is chain piece so I enjoyed the sewing process.  Each 1/4 spool block was 8" unfinished.  The pattern called for a bit more trimming than I'm used to but it went together quickly.  I choose to press my seams flat.

For the layout, I chose to bring all the color together but a more scrappy layout would have been really fun too.

A picnic at our local park gave me some great photo shoot locations!  Want to make one of your very own -  you can download the free pattern here and checkout the tutorial video!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Very nice! How great to be invited to make a pattern. Will your review and/or quilt be available to see on the Fat Quarter Shop website? What will they do with what you made? I've never made a quilt using only a line or collection of fabrics, unless it's been solids, but I can see the appeal of doing that. Fabrics already go together, so that makes choosing a little easier. Those "Hole Punch Dots" prints are pretty! Will you be quilting it yourself?

  2. What a lovely pattern. It’ll be fun to see how large you make it and how you quilt it! 😉


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