Dutchmans Puzzle
Spinning Windmill

Dutchmans Puzzle quilt block

The Dutchman’s Puzzle pattern is a simple 4-patch block constructed of pairs of Flying Geese blocks. An old design, it originated in the very late 1800s.

It, or some variation of it, is frequently referred to as a Windmill block because the spiral of triangles is reminiscent of the famous Dutch windmills.

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