quilting

A rose bud and a spool quilt blocks

Spool block is a classic.

This 12″ version is quick and easy to make. It’s also perfect to make it scrappy or to use your favourite prints. Use fabrics with high contrast for better results.

The construction of the rose bud is similar to another floral block I’ve made before with some leaves added.

Let’s learn to make these large blocks:

Rose bud

Cutting directions

  • 1 square, 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ in pink
  • 1 square, 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ in pink
  • 1 square, 4 7/8″ in green
  • 3 squares, 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ in the background fabric
  • 2 squares, 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ in the background fabric
  • 1 rectangle, 2″ x 3″ in the background fabric
  • 1 rectangle, 2″ x 4 1/2″ in the background fabric
  • 1 square, 3″ x 3″ in dark red

Finished size

12″ x 12″

Spool

Cutting instructions

In the light blue print cut:

  •  2 squares 4” x 4”
  •  2 rectangles 3 1/2” x 6 1/2”

In the medium blue print cut:

  • 1 square 6 1/2”

In the navy fabric cut:

  • 2 squares 4” x 4”
  • 2 rectangles 3 1/2” x 6 1/2”

Finished size

12″ x 12″.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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A rose bud and a spool quilt blocks

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