Sunday, February 6, 2022

Sew Much Fun - Quilt Block Tour - Week 28

 Hello, I'm glad you are joining me on the Sew Much Fun!! Tour.  I hope you have been following along and collecting (and making) all the awesome blocks. Here's the link, if you need to catch up.  And be sure to check in next weekend (Feb. 13) for another great pattern. The host will be Penny Spool Quilts  

I love playing with high contrast fabrics like black and white and pink for pizzazz. I decided to make a spool block. And since I'm a 2022 Island Batik Brand Ambassador I decided to share some of their great new fabrics for the block (pink is for contrast, not part of the block). Fabrics courtesy of Island Batik from the new Graphix Collection by Kathy Engle for Colourwerx. Pink is from the new Contempo Collection by Kathy Engle.

  PATTERN: Here's a pinnable image you can pin or save or print out with everything you need to make the block. *Note trim half-square triangles to 2"*

Step by Step Pattern for the 6 inch finished (6 1/2" unfinished) spool block using simple pieces and easy half-square triangles.

#1 -Background and Spool fabrics

     Cut 2 sets (4 pieces from each fabric)

2 squares - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"  (used for 4 corners -diagonal seam 1/2 square triangles)

2 rectangles - 3 1/2" x 2"

#2 - Thread fabric (block center) - Cut

1 square-  3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

#1 - Diagonal seam
- Half square triangles using 2 sets of light and dark 2 1/2" squares (background and spool fabrics).

Place a background and spool square right sides together and draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on back of light fabric. Then draw a sewing line 1/4" on both sides of the diagonal. 

You will sew on these lines. Cut on the middle line and press block to the dark. Repeat for 2nd pair of half squares. This makes 4 half square triangles. ****Trim units to 2".

#2 - Block Construction  **for nesting seams and no dark fabric shadows, I pieced in vertical rows not horizontal.

Left and right sides: 
 sew a 1/2 square triangle to top/bottom of each background rectangle, press in toward rectangle.

Middle row -
sew a spool rectangle to top/bottom of spool square, press out to rectangle.

Join left row to middle section and then add right side.  Press left & right rows to center. 


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