Monday, May 17, 2010

Quilting Spools & Needles

I've always wanted to use this quilting motif on my own "someday" spools quilt. I've imagined just how pretty it would be. Sadly, this isn't mine.

The owner was kind enough to let me show a few peeks of her quilt just because I wanted to show how wonderful this particular quilting is on spools. Several months back I played with this design on solid fabric as though a wholecloth. Wouldn't it also be fun stitched out as pre-quilted fabric for totes? I've got ideas here!

46 comments:

Nancy-Jane said...

That's really neat. I haven't seen that motif before.

Quilt Rat said...

Definitely Fab!

bettyp said...

WOW!! Thats so pretty !! Your a good quilter!!

Karen said...

I love it! How perfect for a quilt!

Dresden Quilter said...

That is so amazing.

Fiesta said...

Very interesting Mary. I have never seen this motif before and it is interesting indeed.

Pat said...

Very nice. You did a ggreat job.

Darlene said...

Very very cute! I remember when you did it as a whole cloth.

Terry said...

I love that quilting design! Before I even read your post I was looking at the picture and thinking how great that would look on a whole cloth quilt! Great idea about the totes! :0)

Lori said...

I don't think I've seen quilted spools before. I love it!!
I'm sure the owner will lvoe it too.

Barb said...

Love it...

Carol said...

Thanks for the cute quilting on my spool quilt. This will look great in my sewimg room. Guess I better go make my binding.

Kim D. said...

It's beautiful Mary.. I'm bet the owner of the quilt loves it.

Pat said...

What a pretty quilting pattern!

Sue-Anne said...

It is perfect for spools. I love it and haven't seen that pattern before. Maybe I will have to send my spools quilt to you for quilting (if I ever get it finished).

Michelle said...

I love that design -- it's just wonderful!

AnnieO said...

That is a fun design. Love the swooping and twirling thread!

Janet said...

How perfect for the spool quilt and yes on a solid fabric there would be possibilities.

Gran said...

Your work is so exciting. It is a treat to see your ideas on the quilts. I wish I was the one going and getting my binding ready... Nice quilt top and nice quilting!

QuiltSue said...

It certainly would be great on fabric for tote bags.

Kaaren said...

How cool is that!!!

Shelley said...

That's the neatest pattern I've ever seen! Yeh, I can definitely see it on a bag! Your machine quilting rocks Mary! I wanna quilt like you when I grow up :)LOL

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Very, very cool! I can think of lots of applications for the design too.

luv2quilt2 said...

That is such a neat pattern.

Sue said...

That is just beautiful! I LOVE the spools and your quilting amazes me.

Lynn said...

How terrific, I've never seen quilting like that, really clever and unique!

Connie W said...

Is this a panto or did you freehand it? I like it a lot.

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Love it!!

andsewon said...

Love it! Yes a great design for a sewing bag, tote, machine cover/bag..shucks sewing chair pad, window shade...will send fabric and more ideas...haha!
Hugs,
Lola

KatieQ said...

This quilt and your quilting is definitely a match made in heaven.

Wendy said...

It's prefect!

Brenda said...

Love the quilt design. it would be perfect for a bag. Love it for the spool quilt though. A perfect touch.

Carol said...

Very cute!

Cindy said...

Perfect quilting for a perfect quilt. And I know just who it will be mailed back to. LOL

You will definitely make her smile - BIG !!

Mary - you are ingenious.

Sharon said...

Another beautiful quilt design!

Cathi said...

I love that quilting design!!! How large are the spool blocks?

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful design, I do love seeing things like that in quilting. I plan on doing some solid batik styles, so I can practice quilting on them.

Debbie

Loris said...

That really does look lovely.
Hope you get to use it on a quilt you can keep someday :-)

Karen said...

The pink and green are so soft and pretty. Can't wait to see the whole thing.

Vivian said...

Now that's a keeper, both the quilt and the quilting! Lovely work.

miniaturequilter said...

So cool! It's perfect!! I've not seen that quilting design either. Beautiful work!!

Beth @ The Quilt Ladies said...

Wonderful, I love it !

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

And good ideas at that! I love the quilting design, and the quilt is so sweet.

Teresa said...

Perfect pattern for that quilt and you have done it beautifully.

Needled Mom said...

Fabulous idea. It is the perfect quilting for a spool quilt!

Nishant said...

That's really neat.
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