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Disappearing hourglass eight ways!

I took an EBHQ fabric marbling class on Monday. Above are three of the eighteen fabric pieces I dyed. I showed them at the East Bay Modern Quilters meeting on Tue. Stacey asked me what I was going to do with … Continue reading

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Disappearing hourglass quilt

This is what I’ve been working on. It’s four disappearing hourglass blocks, sewn together. I picked this version of disappearing hourglass because it makes my favorite eight pointed star in the middle. I’ll quilt it to emphasize the star. It … Continue reading

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Disappearing pinwheel arrow!

Here’s my latest disappearing block. I found it in this YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFyLNGMEHrg. First, I cut it into nine equal parts. Since it was 12.75″ each cut was 4.25″ wide. Then I rearranged the pieces and sewed it back together. I … Continue reading

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Rectangular Disappearing Pinwheel

Well I’m still here, exploring disappearing blocks. This one is a disappearing pinwheel that only gets cut and reassembled in one direction, so it becomes a rectangle.   Here it is, cut into three even pieces. Here it is, reassembled. Note … Continue reading

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Disappearing pinwheels

I’m continuing to experiment with disappearing blocks. Here’s a pinwheel. I started with squares that were 5″. In the next photo I have cut it apart into nine pieces, each 4 1/8″ square. Then I rearranged the pieces. Here is option number … Continue reading

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Disappearing all over the place!

Have you heard of a disappearing hourglass block? I hadn’t until I saw a YouTube video by the Missouri Star Quilt Co. I would have called this a “disappearing broken dishes block,” since that’s what I call the base block, before cutting … Continue reading

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Another four patch

I found an interesting four patch here: http://round22.blogspot.com/2012/07/disappearing-4-patch-with-twist.html . There are complete instructions on how to make it on the link, but here’s my quick version. Here is my four patch with 2″ from the corner marked on all sides. Here it is again … Continue reading

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