While I knew that my great grandmother was an avid quilter, I hadn’t seen her handiwork in many years. On a recent visit with my mother, she pulled out several quilts that I easily remembered from childhood. Here’s one that was on my parents bed.
It’s called Carpenter’s Wheel. This seems to be a favorite block design. Using two colors make a flat block, but with the large ‘corner’ triangles around each block, the background seems to change. This quilt is especially amazing because it’s hand pieced & hand quilted. We have several more in various fabric combos and it’s interesting to note differences.
A third version focuses on the star without the diamond wheel and features the square and one diamond in the same color. A long six-pointed star emerges between the main blocks. The star seems more like a minty pinwheel.
There is more than meets the eye with this block design!