Spool Block Day
3″ blocks are quick,
& don’t take a lot of fabric!
I decided on my treasured Thimbleberries stash,
which ironically is still growing
(with the help of my friends & this isn’t all of it!)
although Lynette Jensen hasn’t designed any in several years.
- 2 black rec’s. 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
- 6 cream sq’s. 1 1/2″
- 1 awesome sq. 1 1/2″ notice I fussy cute mine ;)
Are you familiar with my “Lazy Susan” flying geese method?
Instead of drawing a line on the square,
I lay a ruler over the lined up square & rectangle
with the 1/4″ line corner to corner instead,
then cut off the corners.
I just noticed this morning that this Creative Grids ruler
is visibly able to align with both corners at once.
I typically use my 6″ Omnigrid ruler.
NOTE: This isn’t a typical flying geese block.
Typically you must do 1 corner at a time.
This gives me a place to align the scant 1/4″ seam.
Sew the 2 seams with scant 1/4″.
Press seams as sewn, then open for less bulk.
Sew awesome 1 1/2″ sq. between the 2 cream 1 1 2″ sq’s.
Press seams as sewn, then open.
Sew rows together.
I like that word…
Then cut some more fabrics…
to make more…
Show us your blocks at my Sewing With Susan FB Group
Just Keep Sewing…