We made the Spool block in BOW #3; this week we're going to turn it on its ear--and join it with some other spools in the thread drawer.
To make a 12" finished Spinning Spool block, you'll need (where would be without HSTs?):
(16) 1-1/2" Half Square Triangles, light/dark
(8) 1-1/2" x 4" light rectangles
(8) 1-1/2" x 4" dark rectangles
(4) 4" dark squares
Arrange and sew 4 of the HSTs, 2 dark and 2 light rectangles, and a dark square as shown:
Repeat to make a total of 4 spools (each will measure 6-1/2" square at this point
Turn the spools to make them "spin," and sew together into the block.
I won't suggest again that this would be great in scraps, because you all know by now that I think most blocks look good when made with scraps. You could make this one with a different color for each of the 4 spools, and use the same combination in each block of a quilt.
I like the spool block, and I very much like the spinning spools because it looks more like the spools in my house--they're sometimes in a bit of a jumble!