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Instruction Sheets

Tessellating Pinwheels

Click here to download instructions for Tessellating Pinwheels (PDF file)

This quilt was designed to be pieced with dies from my Accuquilt GO. I use the 4.5 inch half square and the 4.5 inch quarter square triangle dies. A link to these Rotary Cutting directions for those without the GO are contained within the PDF file.

If you have problems opening the above link, right click on it and save it to your computer and then open it. Email me with any questions or problems at


My EQ drawing

The quilt can be made with 3 fabrics, or you can make it scrappier by using different fabrics in each block – choosing one of each – like my test block below.

Or you can go completely scrappy and use many different fabrics in each block like I plan to do. Here’s a scrappy version of my EQ quilt.

My finished top


10 Responses to “Tessellating Pinwheels”

  • Nita Williams:

    im not so great on the computer and wonder if you have a book I could purchase with all your great patterns? You really have some neat patterns – I’ve been sewing for over 50 yrs. and quilting about 30 yrs. and have seen many patterns in your collection that I would like to make.

  • Patricia McGowan:

    Followed directions, but when I assembled blocks together to make rows the blocks didn’t match up. What did I do wrong?

  • cynthia:

    i would love to make a QOV to donate some day = i have so much red, white and blue in my stash. this is amazing. love looking at your work!

  • Margaret:

    I’ve just discovered this treasure trove with all my favourites! Here goes with that red and white fabric that I’ve been keeping for something special! Thanks so much, Margaret, Edinburgh, Scotland.

  • Rebecca:

    PERFECT for a QOV! Another awesome pattern! Many thanks!

  • linda stoutenger:

    love your quilts

  • Susan Jordan:

    I will definitely be trying this one. I love it!

  • I just came to your site via y/group of accuquiltquilters. I’m contemplating of getting a GO! and EQ7. Looking at your patterns and instructions here, I find them very useful. Thank you!

  • Phillip Lahrmer:

    I really like the tessellating pinwheel pattern. Pinwheels are my faves.

    Could I get your EQ7 pattern. I really like paper piecing and I could print the foundations.

    Thanks for your help, and keep up the good work.

    Phil Lahrmer

  • Janine ward:

    thanks for yet another superb pattern mary. i will look forward to having a go at this. will be a good excuse to use up some more scrappy stash