Sunday, January 18, 2015

wonderful wonky wagon wheels

This wonderful, wonky wagon wheels quilt came from an eBay seller in Redding Center, Connecticut. It is 55" x 72" and has an assortment of fabrics from the 1960s and earlier. Each block includes a radiating circle in the center, similar to a Dresden Plate design, and four wedges in the corners.

The funny thing is, while the wedges are probably supposed to create a secondary circular pattern, they don't line up. All of the motifs including the pink and orange "grandmother's sofa" floral sashing, are outlined with hand embroidery in red floss. When I saw the quilt, I thought, "What a hoot!" The maker threw perfection out the window, and that spirit is what I love most about the quilt. 


  1. I can see why you bought this one - it is just so cheerfully outrageous. I also noticed that the strip on the far left seems different from the rest of the quilt. My untrained eye notices that there is both more red in that strip and none of the green gingham and green stripe which is featured so prominently everywhere else.

    Have fun with this one!

  2. Great quilt! Love the bumpy design and the floral sashing.

  3. It is one of a kind! Love your term, 'Grandmother's sofa, floral sashing', although I don't think my Granny would have anything like that on her sofa.

  4. I love this one. It is delightfully quirky!