Free Quilt Patterns
Block of the Month Pinwheel Series
WHEELS pinwheel quilt block - May BOM 2000
"WHEELS" Block
May - 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.

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Fun for a child's quilt? 

A monochromatic choice.

Same as above, but with multi-color blades.


A dramatic effect with black background fabric.


A 'carnival' look. Small blades dropped out.

Similar look, but this time alternate larger blades are dropped out.

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

Susan Druding

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