Disappearing Harlequin Windcatcher Quilt

Disappearing Harlequin Windcatcher Quilt | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by Brita Nelson the Questioning Quilter


This pattern is probably one of the most beautiful designs I have seen. It is called the disappearing harlequin windcatcher quilt by Brita Nelson the Questioning Quilter. It may look complex at first glance, but trust me, it’s not. These are just made using half squares triangles and cut into sub-blocks to make this stunning design.



  • 4 pieces of 5-inch charms (2 colors)
  • 4 pieces of 5-inch background square

Note: you can just use two colors, or you can use different colors. You can trade different sub-blocks to make a more colorful quilt.

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Step 1:

Get a 5-inch charm and a 5-inch background square. Place them on top of each other then draw a diagonal line from corner to corner. Sew on the line, and trim a 1/4″ seam allowance. Open and flatten the half-square triangles. Trim into 4 1/2″ square. Repeat with the remaining pieces.

Step 2:

Arrange the 4 pieces of 4 half square triangles into diamonds. Sew them together to make a harlequin block. It should measure 8 1/2″ by 8 1/2″. Cut it 1 3/8″ from the center seam. Rotate and repeat. Keep rotating and cutting until all sides are cut. This will leave you with 9 sub-blocks.

Disappearing Harlequin Windcatcher Quilt Tutorial
Image by Brita Nelson the Questioning Quilter

Step 3:

Move two squares from opposite corners and exchange them. They should now look like a bottle opener. Sew them together with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press them flat.

Disappearing Harlequin Windcatcher Quilt Project
Image by Brita Nelson the Questioning Quilter

Step 4:

Repeat steps 1 to 3 to make 3 more blocks for a total of four.

Step 5:

Arrange them together to make this pattern, as shown below, rotating each block until you can see a windcatcher in the middle. This will be your main block. When you combine 4 of these blocks together, you can see the other color forming a windcatcher in the middle.



Did you like this pattern? If so, visit and subscribe to Brita Nelson the Questioning Quilter on Youtube. She has tons of amazing quilt tutorials that you will surely love and enjoy making. 

Disappearing Harlequin Windcatcher Quilt

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