We’ll be sewing at least six 6” bonus blocks during our fun quilt along. They’ll pop up here and there during the year. In March we pieced a Friendship Star, one of my all time favorite block patterns. I thought since our April block was sew much fun, I’d throw you another bonus block – yippee!
I’m hoping the bonus blocks will build on the skills and tips we’ve already covered in past tutes, so the tips and instruction here will be light. The bonus for April is the Spool Block. You only need TWO fabrics for this block – I know, call me crazy! As usual, I pulled from my stash.
- Lights: 2 each 2 1/2” x 6 1/2” rectangles
- Medium or Dark: 1 each 2 1/2” x 6 1/2” rectangle and 4 each 2 1/2” squares
Here are mine
Make the side units using the flip and sew method as described in our Tips & Tricks January posting. Take the light rectangles and piece the 2 1/2” squares and sew them onto each side…using the lines drawn on the back as your sewing line. See below:
Don’t forget, I like to sew an additional seam to create an extra HST – look in the photo below….
Cut between seams and press.
Sew these end pieces to the remaining dark rectangle – here’s how I laid out my block.
And my completed block – measures at 6 1/2” UNfinished.
Our 2nd bonus block is completed – cool! Please post your blocks in the Tips & Tricks photo album (or my crickets studio blog flickr group) and show off your blocks!
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