By Lucy A. Fazely
Welcome to Coats & Clark 200th Anniversary Quilt Along.
Coats & Clark asked me to design an quilt to celebrate their two centuries of providing quality threads to sewers, crafters and quilters. What pattern could be more appropriate than the spool block? Celebrate with Coats & Clark by making this quilt and be sure to share your progress with us by commenting here on the blog.
To start off the fun, we’re going to cut the borders and binding as well as preparing the templates. Be sure to put what you cut into a bag, label it and hide it where you’ll never find it(!). Or, stash it somewhere obvious and write a note on this pattern page so you’ll be sure to find it when you need it in December.
Block #1 is four spools with set in centers. It is slightly challenging. If you take your time (and you have a month) then it will turn out spectacularly. What a fabulous block to start with so you have it to admire the rest of the year!
Be sure to come back and get the directions for Spool Block #2 in April.
“Quilting should be fun!” is the philosophy of quilt teacher Lucy A. Fazely. “If you’re having fun, you’ll make more quilts and quilting will be a hobby that will give you pleasure throughout your entire life.” An independent quilt designer, Lucy is also an author and fabric designer. She has been a contributing writer to numerous quilting publications and created designs for Coats & Clark, fabric and batting manufacturers. Learn more about her at LucyFazely.com and follow her on Facebook page.