I know, I know… it seems that I always gush a ridiculous amount about every quilt I finish. But I’m telling you, this quilt is the end all and be all for me. This quilt, the Spool Souffle quilt for the Fat Quarter Shop quilt along is the quilt of my dreams from when I was an 8 year old girl in the 1970s. You can download the pattern for free at Fat Quarter Shop. They also have a kit that you can buy using fabrics from the Hazel & Plum line from Fig Tree Quilts. This is a super fun and easy pattern that uses a layer cake, you only need background fabric and border, binding and backing fabric.
For this quilt I chose to go more traditional than usual, I used fabrics from the Little House on the Prairie line from Andover fabrics. So if you were around in the 1970s, you may have been as obsessed with the Little House on the Prairie book series (not the TV series) written by Laura Ingalls Wilder as I was. I was OBSESSED. I read those books over and over and over. So, I was piecing the quilt top and thinking about how I was going to quilt this one, I decided that this quilt must be tied. It was screaming at me to be a tied quilt.
Tying the quilt created a quilt that’s a little more “slouchy” than I’m used to, but the quilt is SO snuggly. If you’re wondering about how it washes up, I can tell you that after I took these photos I washed the quilt on the gentle cycle in my machine and I dried it in the drier. It washed up wonderfully and is actually even more snuggly. So if you need me, I’m channeling my 8 year old self, snuggling under my Spool Souffle quilt reading Little House on the Prairie books. If you think I’m kidding you should know that since I finished this quilt I’ve already read Little House in the Big Woods and the Little House book, now I’m reading On the Banks of Plum Creek.