Playing with a Two-fabric Disappearing Pinwheel
Here’s how I made it. I started with 4 – 5” squares, cut them on the diagonal, sewed them into half square triangles and then sewed a nine patch.
I then trimmed the pinwheel block to 8 1/4” ( it needs to be divisible by 3). To do this, I trimmed one side at a time by measuring from the center 4 1/8” and cutting. I then turned the block and trimmed each of the sides.
Once the block is trimmed and measures 8 1/4” I make four more cuts. Measure in from the outside this time and cut at 2 3/4”. Until it looks like this.
Now start playing by rearranging the cut pieces.
Go ahead, make at least one block, you know you want to play along. If you’d like to see where I played with a four-fabric block, head over here.
As a reminder, I didn’t think this up all on my own. I saw pictures of it on this blog http://roolen.blogspot.com/2013/02/blog-post_19.html. It’s in Russian but you can see the pictures. The only thing I did was figure out some measurements, it can be made in a variety of sizes, you just have to figure out how to make it divisible by 3.
To see what others have on their design walls, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.