Double The Pinwheel, Double The Impact
The pinwheel block is one of the most iconic quilting blocks there is. Whether you make it on its own or use it in conjunction with other blocks, it’s a real statement piece to say the least.
There’s a new way to use the pinwheel that I came across today– a disappearing double pinwheel. It has all of the impact of a regular pinwheel, but even more so because it’s the same effect twice.
Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Company stitches this up in one of her video tutorials below, and it’s such an easy way to do something different with your quilting routine.
To get started, here’s what you’re going to need:
How It’s Done
The full disappearing double pinwheel block is made up of 9 miniature blocks. Don’t let that number scare you, though. All of them are unbelievably simple.
To make the center, you’ll start with a plain pinwheel block, just like you’ve seen in a ton of other quilts. Then comes the surrounding blocks, which are even easier.
The 4 corner blocks are just half square triangles, and the blocks surrounding the sides of the pinwheel block are just regular halved blocks: one color on each side.
In total, you’ll have 4 half square triangles, 4 regular halved blocks, and one pinwheel. Just arrange it to form another pinwheel around the original, and you’ve got a finished block!
Watch Jenny create the full quilt in the video below, then you can get to sewing your own!