Monday, March 4, 2013

Design Wall Monday–March 4, 2013

Playing with a Two-fabric  Disappearing Pinwheel

I think this layout is my favorite.  IMG_5651

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  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




  1. Love the fabric with this. Love it!

  2. I know this web site offers quality dependent content and other material, is
    there any other web site which gives these kinds of things
    in quality?

    Here is my web page ... top wordpress plugins
    Also see my website :: wordpress seminar

  3. Great versatile block! I think I like the one with the churn dash in it.

  4. this is a fantastic idea to add to our "disappearing" repetoire (sp?)!

  5. I like the one with the churn dash best. Looks like a lot of fun to play with them.

  6. Pretty! This has been аn inсredіbly ωonderful post.
    Мany thanκs fοr prοvіding this information.

    my web ѕіte Hämorrhoiden
    Also see my page - Highly recommended Web-site


Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I love knowing that I'm not alone, blogging into thin air.

Print Friendly and PDF
Related Posts with Thumbnails