Celestial Spools

This was my very first self-designed project, and the first thing I entered into a contest.

The pattern is the basic "Spool", but I did two different executions of it.

The 4 center blocks place the fabric so that the "spool" design stands out.  All other blocks use the fabric so that an "X" shape develops, and I used fabrics that looked like space nebulae.

This quilt currently hangs in my dining room in an alcove.  It remains one of my favorite works.