Saturday, May 10, 2014

Disappearing Pinwheel Block

SQUIRREL!  Yep, that is me as soon as I read Paulette's blog post.  I watched the Missouri Star Tutorial on her technique of making a Disappearing Nine Patch block, went back to Paulette's blog post to see another version on another blog and was off and sewing!

I chose not to piece the Missouri Star tutorial way and used 4.5" squares to start so my blocks are small.  Once I cut my pinwheel block into in nine equal pieces and assembled to look like this I decided to mix them up and made more blocks in a jiffy!
I've now rearranged the center pinwheels to give these blocks more of a scrappy look.


Karen said...

What size did your blocks end up being?

AnnieO said...

Squirrel indeed! Love churn dash blocks--and filled with a pinwheel? Even better!

Scarlett Burroughs said...

Hi, I love your disappearing pinwheel blocks. I talked about your post right here,

Scarlett Burroughs
Quilting Editor, Craft Gossip

Little Penpen said...

I really like the fabrics mixed up like that.

Pokey said...

Wonderful! The fabrics are happy to be mixed in with their buddies. You made me laugh, we quote "Squirrel!" often ~

Sue said...

Wonderful blocks and great choice of fabric !

Wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day !

julieQ said...

That pattern caught my eye right away too!! I sure love your blocks, and the fabrics that you chose.

Rebecca in AK said...

That is a great block! Beautiful fabrics too! I will check out Paulette's blog post. Thanks!

Rebecca in AK said...

That is a great block! Beautiful fabrics too! I will check out Paulette's blog post. Thanks!

Darlene said...

You must tell us how you resized your blocks, Mary. They are fabulous.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!

JoAnne said...

I've made a few sizes of these, too. They are so fun! The little ones are so cute--especially the tiny pinwheels for the center.

Janet O. said...

Oh, the temptation!!! I have been seeing these around blogland and trying to resist! I especially love your scrappier, smaller version. As Karen queried, what size do your blocks finish?

Sharon said...

I was looking for a quilt block with a unique look for a disappearing nine patch. Your block sure gave me great ideas.

Joyful Quilter said...

That block and tutorial is on my bucket list...I really like how you switched out the centers; scrappy is always good.

Diane said...

One of my quilting friends bought their book with this in it and after seeing it, I came home and watched the video. I've been thinking about it all day and wondering about different sizes. Thanks so much for posting and I love your scrappy version.

belarmina said...

precioso tu bloque!!!
me gusta
buen domingo

Anne said...

Love that block. And scrappy makes it even better!

paulette said...

SQUIRREL!!! Love it...and love your scrappy centers!! The little guys are adorable!! Some of your readers want different sizes so check here~

Needled Mom said...

Those look great, Mary. I like the scrappy look to the pinwheeels.

Carol said...

Love the way you mixed up the centers....that will be a great quilt!

andsewon said...

Love the scrappy look of your blocks best. ;-)

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love scrappy - and Churn Dash! blessings, marlene

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love how you changed up the pattern and switched the pinwheels. We have one of our sewing day groups making this block. Half are doing the double pinwheel and half are doing the Churn Dash - they all look so great.

Vivian said...

As I'm not much of a modern-day movie aficionado, I can thank a daughter for explaining "Squirrel" to me.
Disappearing pinwheel blocks were demo'ed at a guild meeting a few months ago, and I'd forgotten about them. Thanks for the reminder, and love your mixing of fabrics.

Jeanna said...

Haha. I've been seeing too many squirrels lately. (Love that reference)

Your little blocks are adorable.

Kindred Quilts said...

How clever to mix the pinwheels for a scrappier look! Such a fun looking block!

Jo said...

These blocks tempted me too!!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Love those!

Julia said...

Love your blocks
I'm doing these blocks too, aren't they the cutest blocks.
I started mine at 6" sq's

Bari Jo said...

Brilliant!!! I REALLY like the scrappy centers! THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS! :O)

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