QM Scrap Squad: Spinout by Carol

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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:

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Today’s featured Scrap Squad member is Carol Vickers from Ohio.

 QM Scrap Squad: Spinout by Carol

Carol Vickers

Carol did a baby version of soft pastels.

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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.

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So I sewed 6″ x 3-1/2″ rectangles together in the appropriate colors and then used the paper shape as a template.

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Align the seamline on the paper template with the seamline of the rectangles.


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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.

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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?

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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.


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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.

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Baby Blooms from Debbie Mumm's book Cuddle Quilts

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Rockabye from PS I Love You Three by Lynda Milligan and Nancy Smith

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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.

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email: editor@quiltmaker.com.
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12 Responses to QM Scrap Squad: Spinout by Carol

  1. Hylla Reeves says:

    Thanks for answering so quickly we are going
    fabric shopping today.

  2. Carol Vickers says:

    Hylla, you will enjoy making Spinout!
    I think the fabric requirements in the pattern should be sufficient. The 6″ x 3-1/2″ rectangles aren’t much bigger than the pieces you would use doing the paper piecing method so it should all work. Mine, of course was all scrappy so I used more fabrics than the original pattern but not much yardage of each. Good luck with your quilt; I’d love to see pictures when you are finished!

  3. Hylla Reeves says:

    Carol I will be making your version of spinout and would like to know if I need to buy extra material.

  4. Ladybelle says:

    Those are just fabulous looking quilts. I may have to look for the magazine. Can I get it at the bookstore? Or do I have to get a subscription. Even the alternative method looks difficult to me.

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  6. Joanne inDesMoines says:

    Love it, Carol! Lovely color choices!

  7. Pamela Coughlin says:

    Pretty Pastels! Great color scheme! Keep up the great work!

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  9. Carol, what a great method for piecing the Spinout. I like the small border squares. Barbara Cline

  10. Linda Froggie Quilter says:

    Great quilt, Carol! I love pinwheel patterns, this one looks like a lot of fun.
    ~HOpppy quilting~

  11. Joanne Pringle says:

    Carol, I love, love, love your version of this pattern!! You are really creative!
    And what a great way to piece this without paperpiecing..!
    Beautiful quilts!

  12. Carol Vickers says:

    Thanks for the nice write-up Diane. You make my work look so good! This has really been fun.

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