Spool and Bobbin Quilting Block
The Spool and Bobbin quilt block is 4-patch quilt
block that has been further subdivided into 16 grids or patches.
This block is a little more difficult to piece
than some of the beginning 4 patch blocks. Two of the patches in this
blocks are just squares. However the patches that are further subdivided
have two small triangles that are pieced to a small square. There are some
shortcut methods do to this, but you can also do it by cutting triangles and
attaching them to the sides of the small square.
used this block to illustrate cutting single triangles and how to piece them to
a square in a quilt block. See
Cutting Single Triangles for a full explanation of how to make this block.
Some of the blocks that I call 4-patches are
technically actually 2-patch blocks. However most quilters think of them
as 4-patch blocks, and they work well with other 4-patch blocks.
This is a block that is often used in a sampler
quilt. It is a great block to practice working with triangles.