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The Dutchman’s Puzzle pattern is a simple 4-patch blockconstructed 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.
Quilting in America
Easy instructions for making a Dutchman's Puzzle quilt using precut 10" squares (layer cake).
Creativity and improvisation, common characteristics of many old African American quilts, provide insight into a rich heritage and history.
Originally produced to warm the body, quilting in America has evolved into an art form of texture, pattern and colors that warm the soul.
This quilt was sewn by my Great-Grandmother, Maggie Hellman in Lebanon, Pennsylvania sometime between 1874-1952. I would like to get an idea of its age
I bought a duvet cover at a local thrift store this weekend. I knew it had some kind of comforter in it but when I got it home and stripped off the cover
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