February's Block of the Month is once again a 12.5" square to finish at 12". This block is a simple yet bold block named Spool, and an example can be found in the book Modern Blocks.
For our purposes, the background should be a dark gray, black, navy or other fabric that reads as such, and a solid white fabric used for the thin strips. Good choices for the center square (thread) fabric include large-scale modern fabrics, graphic prints, or tone-on-tone textured type fabrics.
Two different examples have been shown here. Have fun making these blocks, and let me know if you have any questions. Bring your block(s) to February's meeting for an opportunity to win them all!