Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Spools quilt block has been around for a long time. It is created with simple patches -- only the square and half square triangles.
This block gives the quiltmaker some practice in two different block styles -- the individual "spools" are sewn as a nine patch. Following that, you take four of the completed "spools" and sew them together as a four patch.
For this block pattern, I chose to use a wood grained fabric, reminiscent of those old wooden spools of times past, and some striped fabrics to be the "thread" on the spools.