Whirlwind Quilt Block Pattern

This whirlwind pattern is also called Pinwheel or Whirligig, and the variations for this block are almost limitless. Smaller triangles are joined together to form a larger triangle, which is then stitched to a larger triangle. This forms one-quarter of the completed block. By alternating colors and rotating the sub-squares, there are scores of design possibilities.

This pattern is perfect for using up colorful scraps, along with a basic background solid or combining a coordinated series of prints and solids to make a unified pattern. This block pattern looks good set straight up and down. However, it has a lot of appeal when set on the diagonal, separated by plain colored squares.

Click on image to print the 5" block of the Whirlwind Quilt Pattern.

Below are additional vintage patterns. See the whole line-up on the Quilt Pattern Index page: