I did my general surgery residency in Wheeling, WV. When this fabric was “issued” more than 10 years ago, I knew I “had to have it”. There were 33 different fabrics in the collection called “Victorian Wheeling” which was designed by Jennifer Simpson. I bought a set that included a fat quarter of each fabric. I put it away. Recently I decided I really needed to decide what to do with it.
After a false start, I settled on the spool block. It seems right to me. It combines my sewing (the spool of thread) and does a nice job of showing off the fabrics.
Each spool block is six inches square. I machine pieced each block, but when I sewed the blocks together by machine I didn’t like the way the “points” came together. I took them apart and sewed the blocks together by hand. The quilt is going to be a wall hanger. I’m going to add a black border with more spools in the corners. I think I may hand quilt this one, but am not sure yet.