Thursday, January 24, 2013

Spools A'Plenty Progress

I spent the evening working on my Spools A'Plenty project and I'm truly lovin' it. 
There was a near panic but fortunately it was averted.  LOL
The pattern calls for almost 4 yards of the background fabric; my local quilt store only had 1.25 yards on the bolt and 4 fat quarters.  I bought that thinking I'd find the rest on line.  The joke was on me - no one seemed to have it stock.  After a little more searching I found it at Thrifty Needle - whew!  LOL


Spools A'Plenty with Tapestry by Fig Tree

Two rows down/two to go - woohoo!!! 
I haven't worked with Fig Tree fabrics in a quite awhile so this is a nice change.

I'm meeting a friend first thing in the morning and when I get home I'm planning to sew the day away.  Won't finish this baby but I'll get as far as I can. 

I hope your days have been pieceful.

In Friendship!

28 comments:

shez said...

Darlene its looking fantastic,well done.xx

carol fun said...

Oh these are so pretty! The fabrics are wonderful - glad you found more of the background. I know you will enjoying sewing these blocks.
Hugs -

Sherri said...

It's gorgeous!

Leanne said...

I must get onto my fig tree kit, yours looks beautiful.

Cheryl said...

Looking good! Thank goodness you found the fabric on line. Have a nice weekend.

Karen said...

Every time I see Fig Tree fabric used in a quilt, I seem to like the look so much. Then I wonder why, when I use it, I am not happy with the result and I give the quilt top or blocks to a friend. I had quite a bit of Fig Tree fabric and passed it on to a friend to use. Yet I am still tempted by it. Darlene, I so like your Fig Tree quilt that you are working on.
When I am searching for a fabric I need to match up like you were doing, Thrifty Needle often comes up in the search.

Vicky said...

You should sing out if you're short on something. Who knows? *Someone* may have it in their stash! :) Love the spools!

Sue said...

I really think this is so pretty! I get a little panicky when I can't find just the right fabric in some situations either. Glad you were able to find yours!

Betty Lou said...

Love the way you little spools quilt is coming together. Have a happy sewing day, it's my plan also, hope "life" doesn't ruin my plans.

Carrie P. said...

I have been searching for some background fabric for my row quilt I am doing with Bee in my Bonnet. No luck so my quilt might be short a row or two. Love your spools.

Cindy said...

Very soft and pretty, Darlene. May I ask what quilt shop you frequent?

AnnieO said...

Very pretty spools! I find good backgrounds are hard to find sometimes--glad your search was successful after all. Have a great weekend!

QuiltNut Creations said...

I loves it so much in the Fig Tree fabrics.

Loris said...

Love your spools! so glad you found more fabric. I know what you mean about Fig Tree fabrics...they are kind of nice :-)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I love it! Happy stitching!

Kindred Quilts said...

Very, very pretty! After seeing this, I may have to hop over to Fig Tree's website. I love the traditional spool block, and these fabrics really do it justice!

Wendy said...

This is looking really good!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful spools in Fig Tree fabrics.

paulette said...

Lookin' good...mighty good!!
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Just Ramblin' said...

I really like your spools. So glad you were able to find your background fabric. Nola

Carol said...

I sure do love those spools...and I'm crazy about how you're putting them together! FUN! FUN! you're having FUN!

Lesley said...

Love your spools...so pretty!

Quilter Kathy said...

These are gorgeous spools! I love this block and it is on my list of projects I hope to do some day!

Ranch Wife said...

What a darling collection of spools! Very happy to hear that you found enough of your background fabric - it looks like the perfect choice to showcase those very pretty prints! I really like the way you are setting these, and I look forward to seeing it finished.

Ranch Wife said...

What a darling collection of spools! Very happy to hear that you found enough of your background fabric - it looks like the perfect choice to showcase those very pretty prints! I really like the way you are setting these, and I look forward to seeing it finished.

Wendy said...

I'm so glad you found the right fabric. These spools are looking fantastic. And the fig tree fabrics fit perfectly.

Denise in PA said...

Boy, I have been there - MORE than once! So glad you found the fabric - whew! o:)

Carrie said...

You're making this for me, right? :)

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