My Favorite Block Quilt Along BONUS Dancing Spool 6 inch block Tutorial

I just loved Kym of Fabric  Fascinations Pincushion and Dancing Spool Block for the ‘My Favorite Block Quilt Along’ Quilt.  I especially loved the wonkiness of the ‘Dancing Spools’.  I decided that I wanted at least one 6-inch ‘Dancing Spool’ for my quilt so I came up with an ‘enlarged’ pattern for it.

Cutting Instructions


IMG_7515Fabric 1 (grey/white print)
2 – 3.5” squares
1 – 4” squares

Fabric 2 (black)
1 – 4” squares

Fabric 3 (orange)
4 – 2” squares

Sewing Instructions


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Draw a diagonal line on the 4” square of fabric one.  Face it right sides together with Fabric 2

Sew along the line you drew with a 1/4” seam on either side.

Cut along the line and iron toward your darker fabric.

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Square your two half square triangle blocks up to 3.5” squares.

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You can lay out your block like shown above to see where things are heading.

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Draw a diagonal on the wrong side of each of the 2” squares you cut for fabric 3.  Lay them out on the blocks as shown above.

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Sew right on the diagonal line you drew. trim off the excess corner.

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Iron towards the smaller triangle or Fabric 3.  Layout as shown above.

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Sew together to make a 6.5” square!

Isn’t that fun!?  I love this block!

3 comments:

  1. nice pattern. makes me wish i needed more blocks. i just realized you commented on my blog two weeks ago. woops! guess i still have a few glitches to work out on my new website :) but anyway, i'm super excited to hear i might have a fellow janiac in the future ;)

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  2. What a cute block! Thank you for sharing.

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