A Quilt Along, My Life

1(or more…)-A-Day, 3″ Blocks –Spool

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…


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