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Thread: Disappearing Pinwheels

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    Disappearing Pinwheels

    We have a tutorial on QB for Disappearing Pinwheels but I was over on Roolens site and noticed she took it a bit farther. By making all the cut units measure even, she could change the arrangements of the cut pieces in interesting designs. I had to try it and just used construction paper. Let's see if I can post these.
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    First one maybe
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    second one and how many different ones you can do
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    Well, that's just fun. I've been setting here arranging in my head. There are tons of combinations with just one color way. If you added a second, you could go on forever!

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    Oh cute, cute, cute. Love them.

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    love your ideas
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    Looks like fun!
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    OMG thanks for pointing out the site. that is so cool.
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    Thanks for sharing! I'll have to check it out!
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    certainly another twist. Also, very interesting. Of course, now I will have to put this on my bucketlist. Thanks for posting.

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    That is a great idea.

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    Could you post a link to the site where this is shown? I can't find it.
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    Never thought of using construction paper to experiment. I'm going to have to try this block now. You have my curiousity up.
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    I like the amazing variations on this block. Thanks for the construction paper idea! I need some clear document protectors so I'll add construction paper to my office supply list!
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    Silverneedle, the site is in Russian and the pictures are about half way down her page. I Googled her name under Roolen and her blogspot came up. I tried to do a link but it won't work, sorry. The Disappearing Pinwheel tutorial is in our QB tutorial section but on Roolen's site she divided her Pinwheel square into 9 equal sized sections so they can all be interchanged.
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    Try this and click the translate button for English. http://roolen.blogspot.ca/

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    That's my blog )) Another link - http://roolen.blogspot.ru/2013/02/blog-post_19.html

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    I will have to try this. Things like this make the day go so fast. Thanks for the posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    second one and how many different ones you can do
    How to I get to that site. Please

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    Quote Originally Posted by roolen View Post
    You are amazing with your idea. Also Tartan another great idea with the construction paper. Never made a disappearing block before What is the size of the blocks? Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Try this and click the translate button for English. http://roolen.blogspot.ca/
    Thanks so much for info. I didn't realize you could translate!!!
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    how cool is that

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    The reason I used construction paper is because I wanted to see the effect without worrying about the seam allowances. If using fabric you will have to try out different size squares to see what you end up at. I think I would start with 4 - 8 inch squares? ( 16 inch block with no seams) You will lose 1/2 inch on the squares as you cut them in half diagonally and you sew them together, another 1/2 inch both ways as you make them into the Pinwheel block. ( 14 inch block?)
    When you cut your Pinwheel block into 9 equal sections, you will be sewing seam allowances on all the pieces as you put them back together into a block. Minus 1 inch on both the vertical and the horizontal for a 12 inch block with no seam allowance so a 11 and 1/2 inch block sewn together? Math is not my thing so don't count on my calculations.

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    How much fun this is.. I went to the roolen link.. wow.. talk about a bunch of variations.. I have boxes of scraps, this could help get rid of some of those.. thanks for posting. I'm off to the sewing room now!
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    How do I get to Roolens site? This is neat. Thanks

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