This sampler has 12 blocks in it, all of them made from a pinwheel block cut into a 9-patch block an rearranged to obtain 11 different blocks. More variations are possible.
56 inches x 42 inches
The block is 10 1/4 inch square.
Making a disappearing pinwheel block 11 different ways
Learn how to make a disappearing pinwheel block and its many variations in just over 2 minutes, and see the finished quilt up close:
The initial 4 half square triangles (HST) obtained need to be trimmed to 6 inch squares.
Fabric needs for 1 block
- Cut one 9 3/8″ squares in the main fabric
- Cut one 9 3/8″ squares in the background fabric
These are the 12 blocks on this quilt.
Disappearing pinwheel block – variation 11 – make 2 blocks in different colours.
Finish the blocks
Add a border to each block.
For each block cut in white fabric:
- 2 strips 10 1/4 x 2 1/2 inch
- 2 strips 14 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch
And sew as shown on the picture below.
Free motion quilting
Quilt each block individually with free motion quilting.
Learn how to do free motion quilting tutorial in just over 2 minutes:
How to do Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG)
This quilt is put together with quilt-as-you-go (QAYG).
The finished sashing width for this project is 1/2 inch. Learn the technique in under 3 minutes:
For the one block sandwich
- A piece of backing fabric the same size as the block (I used half square triangles for some blocks to make a star)
- A piece of batting 1 inch larger than the block
- One finished block
For the sashing
- One strip of sashing fabric 1 1/8 inch x the length of the block side
- 1 strip of sashing fabric 1 3/4 inch x the length of the block side
The binding length is 170 inches.
The quilt is finished with machine binding and a flange.
This is how you add faux piping to your quilt:
And finally, sew the binding by machine.
Learn in 3 minute how to sew the binding to the quilt:
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Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt