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Pinwheel blocks

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Does your pinwheel block have points or a patch in the center? Click on an icon in one of the two groups below.

Points in the middle




Perpetual Motion

Yankee Puzzle

Patch in the middle

Friendship Star

Pinwheel Square

Twist Patchwork


What's a Pinwheel?

Pinwheels have identical, asymmetrical sections arranged around the middle of a block, as if they're rotating on a hub:

Pinwheel placement

To put it another way:


Each quarter of the block is identical to the others, but each is turned 90 degrees from its neighbor.