So last Saturday, I shared the first of my new patterns that will be arriving soon. See it in this blog post here. Today, I want to share the second of my new patterns. This one also has 2 projects in it and they are for the table, but I added some applique to these. The pattern is called Bloomin’ Spools:
In the pattern are instructions for the long table runner and for the square table topper. Both are embellished with some pretty floral applique that you can do by hand or machine.
This pattern was inspired by the spool block, versions of which have been around since the 19th century. Quilt blocks were often designed and named for ordinary household items. I image the women who designed and named this block based it on the wooden spools that held their thread.
This antique quilt also inspired this pattern:
I loved the scrappy-ness of this old quilt. The different color spools and different color backgrounds inspired me to make my runner and topper scrappy in my pattern.
Here’s a close-up of the applique on each of these projects:
Look for this new pattern at the end of the month, hopefully! It’s being written and tested as we speak.