Modern Irish Quilting Bee February

Gosh time flies. 18th of February already? Only ten days to March? I must getting old…

But I have made my February blocks for the Modern Irish Quilting Bee. This month’s hive mama is Cindy of Fluffy Sheep quilting. Cindy has a lovely shop online which I go for the modern fabric shopping.

Cindy was talking about spool blocks a lot since the beginning of the year which made me wanted to make my own spool block. But this is the real one I had to make ones she wants.

Cindy choose the “Aurifil spool” for us to make. I never even imagined to make Aurifil spools for the blocks. Very very different and so cute. Here is the instruction. To my surprise somebody had already made them.

I had two options for the sizes of blocks and I chose one big, three medium and five small to make.

Cutting Kona red for spool itself and Kona white for the background was easy.

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Bit messy sewing table of mine.

Then I realized the how big the big one was. 6″ by 10.5″! I don’t really use big prints and this is ginormous for me. Cindy wanted fabrics for the thread bit to bi monochromatic. I had to deep very deep in my stash box.

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Actually I cut the big one wrong at this point so it is not that big.

 And these are the finished blocks.

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I posted them to Cindy yesterday afternoon and she got them before lunch time today! Sometime post system here works scary fast!

I am happy to hear she is happy with them 🙂 Now I’m off to my own project.

 

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2 thoughts on “Modern Irish Quilting Bee February

  1. Hi Tomomi, I like the way you have made up our Aurifil blocks, they look great. I particularly like the larger print and, as the red ends represent Cotton Mako’ 12 which is the thickest of the threads in the range, it looks just right.
    Jenny

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