The Beginnings Quilt Along Block 7 - Dutchman's Puzzle

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Hi Everyone,

I hope you had a chance to follow along on my Road Trip to Portland with Sally. I did some instagram stories and everything... more on that tomorrow. (Hint: There is a rumor that there might be a givaway.)

If you are using your Cricut Maker to cut your blocks here is the link to the file for this block, it also has pieces from the Lover's Knot block that is coming later, so add the extra pieces to your project box for later.

The video for this block can be found here:

Please note that you will need the written instructions to go along with the video. Here is a printable PDF. And the instructions are also below.

The Beginnings QAL (Printable PDF)

Block 7 Dutchman’s Puzzle (8” Finished)

For One Block (that is what you need for the quilt)

1 – 5 ¼” square of each of the two focus fabrics
8 – 2 7/8” Squares of background fabric

** all seams are ¼” 


  1. Mark a diagonal line on the back of each of the background squares 
  2.  Line two background squares up diagonally across each focus fabric square as shown. Pin in place out of the way of the marked lines.
  3.  Sew a scant 1/4" down both sides of the marked lines.
  4. Cut apart on the marked lines.
  5. Press toward the background fabric. In this case it is not toward the dark side.
  6. Place a background square on the corner of the focus fabric lining up the marked line with the inside point of the pieced unit. Pin.
  7. Sew a scant 1/4" on both sides of the line again. Cut apart on the marked line. Press toward the background. You now have 8 flying geese units.
     Note: the seams will come out right on the inside corner of where the last background square and the pieced unit come together.

  8. Square up your flying geese to 2 1/2" by 4 1/2". Make sure that your point is 1/4" away from the edge of the block, by placing the 2 1/4" by 1/4" point on your ruler at the point on your block. Please see the video for more instruction on squaring up.
  9. Lay out your geese to form the Dutch,an's Puzzle Block. As you can see it forms a cute pinwheel in the center if you use two contrasting focus fabrics.
  10. Sew two geese at a time to form 4 quadrants of the block. Sew with the goose that has a point on top so that you can keep an eye on where the point is and make your perfect points like you did when we sewed the pinwheels and friendship stars.
  11. Sew the four patch together keeping an eye on your points as well. Put a pin through the points at the center seam (shown in the video) then pin on each side, just as we have been doing with the other blocks to keep your points perfect.

And you are done:

Hope you love it! Come back tomorrow for something fun!


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