Free Quilt Patterns
Block of the Month Series

WHEELS pinwheel quilt block - May BOM 2000
"WHEELS" Block Quilt Top Layouts
BOM #1 

This block is listed in Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns as block #1278
and first published in 1976 in the Progressive Farmer 

Many settings of this block are possible. By coloring the smaller or larger blades of the pinwheel to blend into background fabric or to "pop" out the look changes.
Putting the blocks on point is a nice variation.

This is Page 1 of sample quilt tops
Page 2 is here

This look for a bold wall hanging or pillow top.


An old fashioned 1930s fabric look.


On point laid every other block


On point in a lattice arrangement


An old-fashioned simple look


sample quilt top with WHEELS block

Dropping one set of smaller blades every other block.

page 2 "WHEEL" BOM #1 Quilt Block QUILT TOPS is HERE

Quilt images were prepared by Susan Druding with Electric Quilt 4.0 and PhotoImpact graphics program.

Susan Druding