My spool blocks for the QAL :)

I was so inspired by Edyta Sitar’s spool block that I decided to make my own to fit this pattern for the QAL I am doing…

The pattern calls for 6 spools… but didn’t give a finished ready to sew size for anything but the spool part… it is a Quilt in a Day pattern and wants to make it easy … but when you change the pattern it just makes it more challenging… so let me share what I did πŸ™‚

Here is just 1 block ~ I made 3 of this color way…

Here is a different color way I did 3 more to total the 6 needed πŸ™‚

The recipe I figured out to make it the same size as the pattern needed to be with less waste than their way called for (mitered corners) is right here!

Β I do hope this pattern makes sense… but if you would like a little step by step I DID take pics πŸ™‚

First I made the spools by cutting creatively a 1 7/8″ strip from 3 coordinating (to me! ha) fat quarters or scraps… you will need each scrap to be 4″ long times the number of strips you want in that specific fabric πŸ™‚Β  For me I used fat quarters then fussy cut that 1 strip of 1 7/8″ to 3 ~ 4″ strips I liked :).Β  That gave me a ready to piece raw edged piece that was the specified pattern size of 4 x 4 1/2″ tall.

Next I marked all the C2 blocks with a diagonal pencil line…

Then I laid out my 9 patch of sorts like this…

Next I started sewing with the left middle white piece to the center stripped piece…

Next up I chain pieced the rest of the block by sewing the corners diagonally on the line drawn heading like I have them laid out here… RIGHT sides together … my white blocks look the same on both sides so I didn’t have to watch that πŸ™‚

Once you have chain pieced this all together and are left with only the middle left block remaining you can pull that one from your chain to add it!Β  Easy πŸ™‚

Because these blocks go together so easy and because I was fussy cutting and just having fun with this I also took time to save bonus triangles for hst later πŸ™‚Β  Do you ever save and sew our bonus triangles into hst’s ??Β  Interested in knowing more about that… comment below and tell me… πŸ™‚

And before I knew it I was done!Β  Tadaaah!

All 6 in the order I think they will go together πŸ™‚

What are you up to this Saturday ?

Have a blessed weekend!

Linking this post in a big WHOOP to Confessions of a Fabric Addict πŸ™‚
Β  Β  Β Β  and a crafty link with Karen at Sew Many Ways πŸ™‚


4 thoughts on “My spool blocks for the QAL :)

  1. Kathy ... aka Nana

    Awesome looking spools!! I've never made anything (yet) that has given me bonus triangles. But if/when I do, you bet I'm saving those bonus triangles … I love, love, love quilts with triangles!



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