May 2015 Block Party Pattern

Spool Block - Background provided

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This month we will make an Spool block with a black background fabric. The brown spool
fabric and the thread color will come from your stash.

From the black background fabric:
1. Cut two (2) 4 ½ inch squares
2. Cut two 5 X 4 inch rectangles

From your brown fabric:
1. Cut two (2) 4 1/2 inch squares
2. Cut two (2) 5 X 4 inch rectangles.

From your thread fabric:
1. Cut one (1) 5 inch square

Make two (2) 4 inch half-square triangles from the black background fabric and your
brown 4 ½ inch squares.

Place the squares right sides together.

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the fabric (solid line in diagram).
Sew 1/4 inch from each side of the drawn line (dotted line in diagram).
Cut the squares apart on the drawn line to get 2 half-square triangles.
Press the seam to the darker color and trim all 4 half-square triangles to 4 inches.


Layout the half-square triangles and the 4 X 5 inch rectangles like the diagram below and
complete your block. It should measure 12 inches when complete.


may_layout         may_block


Please do not square up your block. Turn in your block and your name on a
small piece of paper in at the June meeting for the drawing. Good Luck!!

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