my attempt at understanding the instructions for the disappearing pinwheel churn dash block.
DISAPPEARING PINWHEEL – CHURN DASH
FABRIC: two layer cakes. – one solid colour /one floral – contrasting colours SIZE: - 10 inch sq. - precut fabric
choose one solid and one floral -put them right sides together.
sew all the way around the outside edge 1/4 inch
cut it both directions diagonally [IMG]file:///C:\Users\MADELE~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\ 01\clip_image002.jpg[/IMG]
you have your four half-square triangles. - press open.
set them together as a pinwheel – then sew pinwheel together like a four patch [IMG]file:///C:\Users\MADELE~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\ 01\clip_image004.jpg[/IMG]
Measure your pinwheel block – (12 ¾ inches) – Draw a line down the middle
Measuring out from the Middle – cut 2 1/8 inches from middle on all four sides
Note: IF -12 inch pinwheel – cut 2 inches from centre
take the two striped squares - turn these to the outside - all four of those –
and then pieces on the right - turn them to the middle
and it makes a shoo fly block - with your pinwheel in the centre [IMG]file:///C:\Users\MADELE~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\ 01\clip_image006.jpg[/IMG]
sew together like a nine patch