Fresh Spool Series ~ Log Cabin Spool Block Pattern

Fresh Spool Series ~ Log Cabin Spool Block Pattern

Welcome to week three of the Fresh Spool Series! I hope you’ve been enjoying making these little spool blocks as much as I have. This week I’m sharing my Log Cabin Spool block pattern.

Fresh Spool Series ~ Log Cabin Spool Block Pattern

This pattern is slightly different than the previous spool blocks. When you download your template, you will notice that you need to paper piece the smaller sides of the spool first, and then use those segments when you paper piece the finished spool block. (If you are new to foundation paper piecing, you can find a tutorial on my blog.)

Fresh Spool Series ~ Log Cabin Spool Block Pattern

You can download your own copy of the 6″ x 6″ Log Cabin Spool Quilt Block Pattern by clicking on the image below, or this link. As with all paper piecing patterns, be sure to print this pattern at “100%” or “Actual Size”, and check the 1″ scale icon before starting.

Log Cabin Spool Block Pattern : Fresh Lemons Quilts

You can find the previous spool patterns on my blog by visiting the Paper Piecing Templates section of the Tutorials page or clicking the links below:

Scrappy Spool Block
Triangle Spool Block

Don’t they all look cute together?

Fresh Spool Series ~ Log Cabin Spool Block Pattern

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!



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    November 5, 2015

    These spool blocks are beautiful!

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    Diann Bottrell

    November 5, 2015

    I do love your spools and have been having fun making them! One question for this week’s spool. After making the first two side parts, would you take off the paper before putting together the rest of the block?

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      November 5, 2015

      Hi Diann,

      You can do it either way. I left mine on and then when I was piecing them together, I put the pin through the printed lines where the points were supposed to intersect. That way I knew exactly where to stitch and everything lined up just right.

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    November 6, 2015

    Very nice. Thanks so much. May be using this on side B of a quilt for my daughter (a design major) that’s currently a WIP (like to do both sides) … this would be a perfect center. THANKS!!!!

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    Kim Young

    November 8, 2015

    Love the spool patterns. Always looking for the next pattern to come out on your blog! Thanks for sharing.

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    Rosemary B

    November 9, 2015

    Faith, these look adorable.
    Okay, I have not been using paper.
    I printed out the patterns on paper. Then, I taped the print to a hard surface and put some thin white fabric on top (good parts of an old bed sheet)
    I traced the pattern and used the fabric as my pattern to piece on
    It works great. Paper is fun, but fabric is just …. i have to get rid of these sheets lol. PLUS, I can make more without printing