I’ve been playing around with the Disappearing blocks that I’ve seen on the internet… One of my guilds asked if I would teach them at our Sew-In last Thursday…
1 Layer Cake (Pre-cut 10 inch squres)
40- 10 inch squares cut from a coordinating background fabric
BSK (basic sewing kit)
I used a Moda Layer Cake called “Hope Chest” by Laundry Basket Quilts. I paired the layer cake (pre-cut 10 inch squares) with 10 inch muslin squares.
I put a layer cake piece with a muslin piece, right sides together and stitched 1/4 inch around all 4 sides of the square. Then I cut them on both diagonals. This leaves you with 4- half square triangles. (They are on the bias, so you have to press carefully as to not distort the shape.)
From this point, I divided my Layer Cake into dark prints and light prints. I’m going to make a Disappearing Pinwheel with the light prints, and a Disappearing Hourglass with the dark prints…
After you cut them into a 9 patch you rearrange them like this:
Again, you make the block the same way, just positioning it into an hourglass (I’ve always called this “Broken Dishes”, but traditional quilt blocks have more than one name.)
Cut into a 9 patch using 4 1/4 inch measurements as before. Then you reposition the pieces as shown below:
These are such fun blocks and look so much more difficult than they are! I still have a bunch of work to do, but the layer cake will make 40 total blocks, so I’m shooting for 2 quilts. A smaller 4 X 4 layout with the churndash/pinwheel, and a 5 X 5 layout with the star/hourglass block! More to come when I get farther along!
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