Broken Wheel

I don’t know about you, but this block has made my day. Back when I was a rookie quilter, I thought that this was a really complex quilt block, but the Broken Wheel quilt block is a piece of cake!

via Cindy's Antique Quilt
Cutting Instructions for the Union Square quilt block

Remember that FINISHED SIZE means the size it will be in a completed quilt. The measurements given already have the ¼ inch allowance included.

Finished Block Size

*SQ = Square/Squares

Cut 4 SQs from main fabric
Cut 1 SQ from background fabric
Cut 1 strip from main fabric and background fabric
Cut 16 SQs from background fabric

9 inches

3-1/2 inches

3-1/2 inches

1-1/2 x 14-1/2 inches

1-1/2 inches

12 inches

4-1/2 inches

4-1/2 inches

2-1/2 x 18-1/2 inches

2-1/2 inches

via Wabi-Sabi Quilts
Names of the block

Alternative name for the Broken Wheel quilt block are: Block Circle, Johnnie Around the Corner, Single Wedding Ring, Squirrel in a Cage, Wheel.

#REFERENCE: Maggie Malone “5500 Quilt Blocks Designs”
via Bernina
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via lieblingsdecke
Block variations

Most quilts depicted in the images here were made using the variation block of our tutorial, with the main fabric as the center square. Beautiful blocks can be made with all these different variations. 

The Wedding Ring quilt block appears also in the Farmer’s Wife Quilt series, as a Single Wedding Star. You can see it in the link below.
Single Wedding Star

Video Tutorial of the Union Square quilt block

I hope you will enjoy this video tutorial on how to make the BROKEN WHEEL quilt block and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel for more quilt blocks!

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