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Elizabeth Dackson is a passionate quilter, pattern designer and blogger. She is the author of Becoming a Confident Quilter, and a second book that will be released in the spring of 2016. Her work has ...

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Patchwork Wheel quilt block tutorial

from Don't Call Me Betsy
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Patchwork Wheel quilt block tutorial
Patchwork Wheel quilt block tutorial
Patchwork Wheel quilt block tutorial

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic patchwork

Pattern Description:

This particular quilt block has a rich history and dates back as far as the 1930's. It was first published as a Cheyenne block, by the Kansas City Star in September of 1933, but later in the 1960's was referred to as a Rock Garden block by Quilts magazine. When I look at this block, full of a rainbow of focal colors rather than two focal colors (dark and medium) as in the original, I see a patchwork wheel and that's how I came up with the name for this block.

This easy-to-assemble block uses some simple squares and half-square triangles to create a fun patchwork block that looks even more awesome when you multiply it into many blocks!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12.5" unfinished block


  • Various scraps of fabric

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