Apparently I designed a LOT of quilt blocks on 20 Oct 2017. These three are only a few of them. This post focuses on the third block. I’m sure this is a really common quilt block pattern, but I can’t find a name for it anywhere (though I’ve located a few very similar-looking blocks). I decided to call it “Whirling Diamond” till someone comes along and corrects me.

20 Oct 2017 — a good day for pattern designs

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It’s been a while since I developed any usable patterns. (I spent some time a few weeks ago working on one that turned out ugly every time—sigh.) Hence the lack of posts. In my silence I’ve acquired several new subscribers—welcome!

A couple of years ago (or more) I started working on pin loom patterns reminiscent of quilt blocks. This was after I began drawing the pattern diagrams on graph paper (instead of writing out all the instructions), but before I drew them on the computer. Few, if any, of the quilt block patterns have been transferred to electronic media. Some of them are pretty cool, if I say so myself. Perhaps posting this new quilt block inspired pattern will start an avalanche. Maybe.

I don’t know if “Kissing Triangles” is a legitimate quilt block name, but it sounded likely.

(See also: Triangle Kiss post.)

Kissing Triangles

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Just a little housekeeping here…

I’ve updated the Pin Wraps and Yardage info (and added photos). I’ve also added a diagram for the 2″ square loom.

And Wunderwag Industries has just launched three new loom sizes (3″ x 3″, 1″ x 2″, and 1″ x 6″)!!! Check out the updated/consolidated blog post on Windsweptmind here. Or checkout the also updated older, more photo-y post here.



Not long ago I was amazed to discover I had over 300 subscribers. I’ve been thinking about having a giveaway for some time, so I decided that when I reached 333, I’d do it. But I had to actually see the number three-three-three.

Here it is: The Big 333!

Now, what shall I give away? I could part with one of my small looms (2″ or 4″) or some squares (say, 3 + 3 + 3 = 9) or several yards of homespun yarn. In fact, maybe all three.

I think there are newfangled ways of doing drawings online, but I don’t know how, so let’s just say, if you want to be in on the drawing, send me an email ( with 333 Prize in the subject line. You many enter ONCE over the next three days. (Your email must be sent by 3:33 P.M. on 10/10/19.)

If your name is drawn, I’ll contact you and ask you for your mailing address (so make sure your email address will receive mail—I get a few people who can’t or don’t receive my replies to their questions). Sorry about this: Contest is open to US residents only (unless you’re willing to pay for overseas shipping). Please indicate your preferred prize in your message to me. Do not send links to any sites. And please be polite and kind in case I’m leaving out some important legal details. This is a friendly giveaway… 🙂

P.S. If you choose homespun yarn please indicate whether or not you’re allergic to wool.