Option 2: Spool Quilt BlocksThe top and bottom rows of the Spool quilt block are assembled using the quick Flying Geese method. Completed units will look a little different than traditional geese units -- triangles won't meet along one side of the rectangle as true geese do.
- (3) 9-1/2" x selvage width strips; cut (36) 3-1/2" x 9-1/2" bars from the strips
- (4) 3-1/2" x selvage width strips; cut (48) 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" squares from the strips
Green/print fabric: (fabric used for star backgrounds)
- (1) 3-1/2" x selvage width strip and (1) 3-1/2" x 22" strip; cut (18) 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" squares from the strips
Make 18 Spool Blocks
- Pair two 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" green squares with a 3-1/2" x 9-1/2" print bar. Use the quick flying geese method to sew the squares to ends of the bar, taking care to orient the seams as shown on this page.
- Repeat to make a total of 36 identical units.
- Arrange two expanded geese units as illustrated for block rows 1 and 3, with a row made from two green squares and one green/pink square between them.
- Sew the squares in the middle row together. Press seam allowances towards the center square.
- Join all rows, matching edges carefully. Press. The quilt block should measure 9-1/2" x 9-1/2".
- Repeat to make a total of 18 identical quilt blocks.