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Patchwork Wheel quilt block tutorial


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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! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY basic patchwork SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 12.5" unfinished block

Supplies Needed

  • Various scraps of fabric

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Don't Call Me Betsy
Elizabeth Dackson is a passionate quilter, pattern designer and blogger. She is the author of Becoming a Confident Quilter as well as her new release in 2016, The Quilter's Paper Piecing Workbook. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including Quilt, Quiltmaker, Fat Quarterly and more. She teaches quilting in venues across the United States, from local guilds to national events such as Sewing Summit and QuiltCon. She adores the creative outlet she's found in quilting and loves sharing it with others!