The QM Scrap Squad is making scrappy versions of Spinout from page 46 of the July/August issue of Quiltmaker. Spinout was designed by Barbara Cline. Here's the original Spinout in Art Gallery Fabrics:
Today's featured Scrap Squad member is Carol Vickers from Ohio.
Carol did a baby version of soft pastels.
She chose an alternate method to piece her Spinout rather than use the paper foundation method. You might really like this option. Here is what Carol wrote as she sewed:
I “cheated”…I like paper piecing but not the paper removal. I felt with just two pieces in each section, I could find an easier way.
So I sewed 6″ x 3-1/2″ rectangles together in the appropriate colors and then used the paper shape as a template.
Align the seamline on the paper template with the seamline of the rectangles.
Use a ruler and rotary cutter on a cutting mat to cut around the paper template.
I wasn't sure I could line them up well enough but they are coming out great.
Each spinner is a different fabric: two yellow, two lavender, two light blue, two light green, two pink and two peach. All these pastels are in the nursery fabric I will use for the backing and border.
I am about half way through piecing the spinners and I'm putting the rows together as I go. I like how it's coming out but…it takes a lot of care to get the right two colors together in the right position.
Later Carol sent photos of the finished quilt. Won't a baby in her life just love this?
I think the addition of the brighter orange really boosts the quilt's interest level. Pastels can be tricky like that—nobody wants to be the “loudmouth” but the group really needs one! The tiny little squares in the first border are fun, too.
Carol's Spinout adorably propped
You can see Carol's quilt page here. She's a busy lady. She also sent pics of three other baby quilts she had just completed! Take a peek.
Baby Blooms from Debbie Mumm's book Cuddle Quilts
Rockabye from PS I Love You Three by Lynda Milligan and Nancy Smith
Carol made this quilt from a panel which was in a huge box of fabric she bought at a garage sale!
The third quilt was donated to Birthright at Carol's church. Birthright is a group that supports young mothers who need a little help providing for their new babies.
Pretty impressive, I'd say.
Still six more Spinout quilts to be revealed in the days to come. Y'all come back now, ya hear?
You can see the first Spinout we revealed here.
Read More: http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures/2011/06/qm-scrap-squad-spinout-by-carol