My SAHRR Spool Border

In case you missed it, the SAHRR has begun. Last week everyone shared photos of their center blocks.

This is mine; Sweethearts Block by Sandra Healy Designs

See the QAL schedule below:

I have done the SAHRR the past two years, but sadly the flimsies are still unquilted.

I am determined to finish this year’s SAHRR so I started with a 6 1/2” block this year. Once I added my spool border it is now my little quilt is 9 1/2” x 12”.

The funny thing about this particular block is that the spool block is not my favourite block to do. When I first started quilting with a great group of women teaching me all about rotary cutters and 1/4” seams (all the important things you know 😉) I went to a quilt retreat in Barkerville, BC. The retreat was hosted by a woman I admire greatly, who taught me so much and fostered my love of fabric. The pattern for the retreat was Barkerville Spools. You guessed it! I had to make 567 – 4” finished spools. Kathy’s pattern had 15 pieces in each block. I never did make the quilt top, but I did put spool borders on so many of my quilts off and on for 6 or 7 years. 😉. I did the math 3 times to make my spool border and only had to recut 2 pieces of fabric on this one so I’m calling it a win! 😃

I have recently been thinking of revisiting the pattern and thought I might consider giving it a try once I finish the other two classic patterns I’m working on (Dresden’s and Double Wedding Ring). The older patterns seem to be attracting my interest these days. Must be a bucket list thing! 😉

Thank you for stopping by. I do enjoy our visits and love getting to respond to your comments. 😃 Carol

Linking with Quilting Gail and Roseanne and Sue @ Home Sewn By Us


Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

25 thoughts on “My SAHRR Spool Border

  1. CAROL!! This was an ingenious idea! What a great way to only make ONE spool block. What a way to get introduced into quilting by having to make 567 of the same block. I have to confess that I probably would have skipped this round. Happy Friday to you and great job. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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