Pinwheel Quilt Block

Skill level: easy/beginner

Pinwheel quilt blocks have long been a staple in patchwork designs. They are often incorporated into other quilt blocks and can be made using half-square triangles or flying geese. (See the Pinwheel Geese Quilt Block and the Clay's Choice Quilt Block for examples.)

This version is probably one of the most basic of pinwheel designs, using simple light/dark half-square triangles which are rotated around a central point in a 2x2 (4-patch) gride.

Grouping Example

illustration of a quilt layout using Pinwheel Quilt Blocks

Block Construction

Illustration of the Exploded version of the Pinwheel Quilt Block
Exploded version of the Pinwheel Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

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