I recently purchased Vintage Quilt Revival, an excellent quilt book that updates classic blocks. This excellent book is by Katie Clark Blakesley (http://swimbikequilt.com/), Lee Heinrich (http://www.freshlypieced.com/) and Faith Jones (http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/). If you are thinking about using classic blocks in a new way, you should check this book out.
One of the blocks in the book is Wheel of Fortune. I loved the secondary pattern that was created by the block and thought, hey, I should try this block! While the book comes with a CD that provides the pdfs for the paper piecing of the various blocks, I was too lazy to walk upstairs to the ‘puter and decided to check Electric Quilt 7 on my laptop to see what it had to offer. I found a block called Road to Fortune and printed that out. I was thrilled with the block and posted it to Instragram.
Well, Lee was kind enough to note on my post that the proportions seemed different from the original Wheel of Fortune and a concept was born! I decided that with the versatility of EQ7 I would explore various permutations of the block.
Here is the original block I made:
And here I am 12 blocks later:
And I finished up all the blocks, did a border, found a backing, basted the quilt and quilted this one up! I did a variety of quilting in each of the individual blocks and stitched in the ditches. overall very happy with the whole thing! I really enjoyed this! The pictures below are the finished front, back, and some detail of the quilted blocks.