|Will's baby quilt|
The spool blocks are rather fun to make, and the alternating colors come up naturally if you use the shortcut method to make the blocks.
The end result of all the turning is the spool shape that first catches the eye.
Making the striped triangle is simple. A long piece of each of the two fabrics is sewn together on the long edge. You then cut triangles from the strip, putting the long side (hypotenuse for those of you who already have the geometry figured out) of the triangle on the edge of the strip.
The fun part about doing this is that you can (and should) flip the triangle template up, so the long edge follows the edge of the top strip in your sewn together set. Those triangles will have the opposite fabrics at the tip and base as the ones you cut with the long edge on the bottom of the strip set.
And no fabric waste.
You can just see at the right of the detail picture the opposite colored blocks. All you have to do is use the opposite color for the solid triangle, and you have a negative image block. Easy-peasey. Well, easy to do, not so easy to explain without diagrams.
The quilt is finished with an eyelet lace.