My local quilt guild donates quilts to the local hospital's pediatric sexual assault treatment team. All patients receiving treatment go home with a quilt. It's horrifying how many quilts they need each year.
One of the ways the guild generates the quilts is to post a block idea each month in the newsletter and the guild members make as many blocks as they want to donate. They collect the blocks and a committee of hard working folks put the quilts together. It takes a village!
The November block idea was the disappearing pinwheel. I've enjoyed making many variations of "disappearing blocks" but hadn't tried this one before. I watched 2 tutorials.
The first video was Jenny Doan, but her cutting measurement did not work out for me and I made a cutting error so it wouldn't go together properly. Jenny did say to divide your block measurement by 3, but when she mentioned a specific measurement she used to trim from the middle - I cut what she cut. See how the blocks turned out to be different sizes?
The second video from Teresa DownUnder also said to divide my block size into 3 but didn't give an exact number. What is 12.5 divided by 3? It's not a measurement that is on the ruler! So anyway I made it up and the next block worked out better.
Here are the 3 good blocks I made. I really love how they turned out!
NO... wait... for heaven's sake what is going on with the top block?
Where's the seam ripper!?!
Are you having these kind of days in the sewing room?
Or is your brain still firing on all pro-covid cylinders?
Linking up to Small Quilts Design Wall Monday