I am coming along with my Gentle Arts spools blocks. Still waiting for the baby monitor to arrive, so my sewing is happening on the kitchen table with Eva trying to help me out. They come together really fast, so I will finish them in no time.
Most readers have referred to this block as a Spools Block, and a few others insist it is a Bowtie Block. I did a little online research and here are some pictures to clarify things.
Bowties. This block has a strong diagonal design.
Spools. This block is definitely upright.
Spools quilt. Typically Spools blocks are flip flopped alternately one upright and the adjacent one on the side, as shown in the quilt above. As we are doing with our Gentle Arts blocks.
Bowtie quilt. Often Bowtie blocks are set as shown, but they can be flip flopped around as well, to form other designs.
How cool is this one: