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 🙂
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 🙂
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!
I do hope this pattern makes sense… but if you would like a little step by step I DID take pics 🙂
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 🙂 For me I used fat quarters then fussy cut that 1 strip of 1 7/8″ to 3 ~ 4″ strips I liked :). 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 🙂
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! Easy 🙂
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 🙂 Do you ever save and sew our bonus triangles into hst’s ?? Interested in knowing more about that… comment below and tell me… 🙂
And before I knew it I was done! Tadaaah!
All 6 in the order I think they will go together 🙂
What are you up to this Saturday ?
Have a blessed weekend!