Dutchman’s Puzzle Quilt Block

Dutchman’s Puzzle Quilt Block

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The Dutchman's Puzzle Quilt Block is made of 8 flying geese units arranged symmetrically around a central point. Traditionally, the "inner" geese are the same color and the "outer" geese are made in another color.  The configuration reveals a pinwheel design.

Oftentimes this block is accidentally called the Flying Dutchman block, but the Flying Dutchman block is an entirely different design. However, both blocks share the same style of rotating symmetry around a central point. 

The design is attributed to Ladies Art Company 1898 (source: Jinny Beyer)


Grouping Example

illustration of a group of Dutchman's Puzzle Quilt blocks
A grouping of Dutchman's Puzzle Quilt Blocks

Block Construction

Image of Exploded version of The Dutchman's Puzzle Quilt Block
Exploded version of The Dutchman's Puzzle Quilt Block

And here is a short video to show how the block is put together:

Coloring Sheets

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