This pattern is free currently on Connecting Threads and I really like it--Its Wooden Spools by Mari Martin. (Thank you Connecting Threads) I've always wanted a Spool quilt so I made a few blocks--
These finish to 6" so its a good size. You need 16.5" of a 2.5" strip for the focus fabric. I'm adding these blocks to my Rainbow Scrappy Challenge blocks for 2017. The pattern has a black background, but a dark background is hard for me to sew AND since my stash and scraps are mostly mediums and darks I opted to use a light background. This is an apricot peach solid I had in my stash. How did I choose my focus fabrics--they were on top the box of chunks I found recently. Yup, pulled out the first 4 fabrics that I found. I wondered if I could use lighter fabrics for the focus print--and I think the light pink I used will be OK.
Next I finished trimming my En Provence Clue 5 units--
I made mine using squares and drawing a line diagonally. Old school. You can see I had very little to trim off. I'm linking to Patchwork Times and Quiltville.
No weekly goals. There are 2017 Guidelines to think of. The next En Provence Clue is Friday. A few New Starts to work on. The Double Square Star blocks are now sewn into 9 bigger sections--I work on them each night before I'm done for the day. A few seams each day moves them along. And I have a few more tops to prep for quilting. Next is getting backings made/dyed/planned for the tops backlogged.
One more Christmas celebration and then its on to the New Year. Its cold and windy and we've had an inch of rain! Rain is usually not a Christmas occurrence!