When I saw that Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms had recently released a mini version of her popular Spools pattern, I knew it was just the thing I was looking for.
I used a charm pack of "Happy Go Lucky" for the spool centers. The pattern was easy to follow. The best part was playing around with the fabric strips to decide the placement of colors for the spools.
Sewing together the spool tops and bottoms was a little fiddly, but there were only 9 spools afterall. Here's my finished top:
This little cutie measures just 16 x 18 inches. All you need for a backing is a fat quarter. I love it.