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. Here’s a link to the Rotary Cutting directions for those without the GO.

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 mmcjohnson@gmail.com


My EQ drawing


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 thoughts on “Tessellating Pinwheels

  1. 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


  2. 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


  3. 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!


  4. 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.


  5. 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!


  6. Patricia McGowan

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


  7. 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.


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