I just had to give a Spools update, mid-week. I have been working away at my blocks, and had a light bulb moment.
In yesterday's post I commented that I had sewn some narrower strips for my lattice for the Dimestore Schnibble, as the designer, Carrie Nelson, had suggested in her pattern instructions. In my Dimestore project, I interspersed some of the narrower strips alongside the wider ones in the lattice and liked the scrappy look and the addition of even more fabrics, plus a slightly more complex look overall.
Hence the lightbulb moment. Notice anything similar in my Spools blocks in the photo at the top of this post?
In the photo above, you see a regular block, with three wide strips forming the "thread".
Hello. How about putting in some narrower strips in the same color family? In this photo, you can see I added two narrower strips in the center of the "thread" strip unit.
I got pretty excited about this (thank you Carrie Nelson), and started cutting 1 1/2 inch fabric strips and randomly incorporating them into my blocks. I love my Spools blocks even more, now that they have a scrappier look.
And that got me thinking. My brain really hurts now. What a taxing effort all this thinking has been.
How about a Civil War fabrics version of Spools? Scrappy style? Of course I had to do a couple of test blocks.
Have you ever...seen.anything.so.darn.cute?
So, I will be making two versions of this quilt, one in Marmalade and one from my Civil War scraps.