This week in the Modern Quilt Block Series we are sewing up a unique block, called Cartwheel. The off-center spokes create some fun movement in the layout options. I hope you will click over and watch the video.


This linear block can be sewn with any fabrics you like, and a mix of fabrics would be a lot of fun too! All straight seams, without any angles to match up, makes this block simple to sew. And the results are fantastic!

A few of the layout options in the video are already my current favorites – I love the funky shapes. Be sure to watch and download your pattern today!

This week the Cartwheel block is free, next week it will be available for purchase in my shop. 

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I can’t wait to see what you make!

Happy quilting,


Cartwheel Block: Modern Quilt Block Series

4 thoughts on “Cartwheel Block: Modern Quilt Block Series

  • April 27, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Love the fabric choices for this block!!

  • May 11, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    I love this block; purchased it and downloaded it. I am definately going to use this block and pattern for a baby quilt.
    We have had a lot of babies (boys) in our family lately. I am considering using the cartwheel/starzone of another baby boy.
    I think I might make cartwhell/square dance for a single bed quilt.

    Two Questions and comments:
    1. When you are filming the video, would it please be possible for you to tell us what the finished quilt block size should be? You may have in the video and I missed it, but it was in the download. It’s always nice to know this before you purchase a pattern, and if it is regularly pieced or paper-pieced; (I have an eyesight issue and paper piecing for me is really a challenge I just can’t do anymore).

    2. I read somerwhere that I could sign up for the blocks and tutorials for a fee. Where is that link? I would definately do that. Not only are you an excellent teacher, but I love your designs. So count me in!

    Thanks, Amy!!
    Stay safe

    • May 16, 2020 at 1:51 pm

      Hi Anne,
      All of the blocks in this series are the same size, so you can mix and match them at will. And there’s zero paper piecing – I’m keeping it simple!
      Thanks for your note!

  • December 11, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    Amy, I just found this site by accident. I want to tell you that you are a great teacher because you are detailed and give great tips. I taught basic quilt making for around 25 years. When I first started teaching there was not much on the web to help teachers or beginners. I usually was searching for anything that would make a great class or workshop. I have found only a few teachers who, in my opinion, teach correctly or well enough I would recommend them to anyone. Although your blocks are simple they have great appeal due to the design or color used. The use of color and fabric designs can make great simple quilts. Although I have made many challenging quilts, today I would whether make quilts that are simple, but bright and interesting. I will continue searching your site to see what you do next. Keep it up. Charlcie Guthery in Oklahoma.


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