carpenter’s wheel quilt

by Dorie on August 23, 2012

My carpenter's wheel quilt, all finished

I’m so happy to be posting this. I love this quilt. I made it as a gift for my wonderful sister- and brother-in-law, started back last fall. I love how traditional it is, and that within the traditional pattern what stands out is the way the geometry works together. Un-fussy, if a little fiddly.

I owe the pattern to Anita and her wonderful instructions as part of the Carpenter’s Wheel QAL. I didn’t keep up with the quilt-a-long, but I knew I wouldn’t when I started. I wanted to focus more on my intentions than deadlines, and that felt good. I wanted to make sure I got all the love in the stitches. The process has shown up in little bits here and on instagram and flickr.

Carpenter's Wheel Quilt

The pattern is the most technical I’ve attempted, with many, many Y seams. I was good and I marked them (nearly all of them) like Anita said to do. I think it made all the difference.


Blair August 23, 2012 at 9:40 am

I am in love with this quilt!! Its tradtional, yet not too feminine or masculine, just perfect!

Dorie August 23, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Thank you! Yes, exactly – I wanted this to be something that a couple could love.

Lynn August 23, 2012 at 11:38 am

That’s a beautiful quilt! Is it hand-pieced or machine? I think you did get all the love in the stitches.

Dorie August 23, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Thank you. It’s machine pieced. The only thing I’ve ever hand pieced was just 12 inches big!

Anita August 23, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous! I love the simplicity of the colors chosen!

Natalie August 27, 2012 at 10:07 pm

This is stunning!! I love it so much. The fabric you chose is perfect for this pattern!

Kaye January 6, 2013 at 5:03 am

Stumbled onto your page this morning, as I searched for info on Tumbling Blocks, and I simply love this quilt — I can only begin to imagine the work involved. I’m a very ‘mature’ novice quilter, tormented this weekend by my inability to construct a perfect diamond template!

iaia.imma February 4, 2013 at 5:52 am

Beautiful !!!!!

HeatherMacFarlane November 23, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Love the quilt. Where can I get the pattern for it. Thank you. Heather

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