Karen has been waiting so long for me to get to her quilts; here is the first one. Isn't it a wonderful quilt? Her workmanship is amazing - I can't imagine piecing those blocks with the circles. Her applique is also excellent.
She says she found the pattern in Quilters Newsletter Magazine in a 2003 issue and the block is known as Wagon Wheel, Rising Sun and Clog Wheel. The fabrics are from a collection of Cocheco 1880 reproduction fabrics - the colors are so wonderful. I'm not usually a big fan of reproduction fabrics but I do like these.
Karen sent me more detailed information about the pattern: It was in the November 2001
issue of Quilters Newsletter and the pattern is 'Ezekiel's Wheel' by Cindy Vermillion Hamilton.
I recently read the categories for MQS and discovered they have changed the Miniature category: wholecloths are no longer eligible. Well dang! That's all I have time to get finished between customer quilts - I don't know what I'll have to enter this year.