It’s always fun to try a new technique. I found a Disappearing Windmill block while thumbing through Missouri Star Quilt Co. Block Idea book. I picked it up at Country Manor Fabrics along with a Moda Layer Cake called Miss Kate by Bonnie & Camille. Love the colors in this collection!
Take two squares and put them right sides together. Then sew 1/4 inch seams all the way around the outside.
Cut the block point-to-point through the middle both ways.
Press the resulting four blocks to the dark fabric. Sew them back together. Pressing after each step.
Here’s where I messed up. I didn’t have a 1/4″ foot on my machine. I estimated 1/4″. After all that cutting and sewing back together, I can’t get a 12 3/4″ square pinwheel block that the book says I should have gotten. If I had, the block should have been cut into nine equal 4 1/4″ blocks. Mine blocks were slightly smaller.
Rotate the squares to make the Shoofly block below…
…or rotate the block to make the Churn Dash block.
You might remember the Disappearing 9-Patch block tutorial I did a while back. Here’s a link. Have fun!