Category Archives: disappearing blocks

New disappearing pinwheel variation

Look at this new way to rearrange a disappearing pinwheel block! To me it looks like a wrapped piece of candy. One of my students made it in the class I recently taught at HelloStitch. I’d like to see four … Continue reading

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I’m teaching 2 classes at HelloStitch on 6/10

The first class is Cathedral Window Quilt Blocks Sun, Jun 10 Jun 10, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Hello Stitch Studio, 1708 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA Cathedral window is a beautifully intricate quilt block pattern. Learn how to … Continue reading

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Disappearing pinwheel churndash

Here’s one of the disappearing blocks that I forgot to post earlier. I’ve already cut it into nine equal squares. When you rearrange the pieces you can make a churn-dash. Churn-dash is the name of an old quilt block. If … Continue reading

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Baskets!

I found a disappearing pinwheel block I’d never seen before on YouTube. It’s a basket! I made one and followed their suggestion to take a pinwheel from another block so that the “flower” on the basket would be a different color. … Continue reading

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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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