This version of Cartwheels is made in Joel Dewberry’s new line, Bungalow. I’m usually not a big fan of autumnal color palettes, but this line takes fall colors in a direction that I love—they feel like autumn, but they’re still bright and fresh.
And if you’re looking for a fabric line with lots of stripes, this is the line for you. I used all those stripes to my advantage by creating radiating lines in the Cartwheels blocks.
I always love seeing my patterns with completely different color choices than the first time around. In case you missed it, the original Cartwheels was a baby quilt in gray, pink, and yellow, with the color placement in a careful pattern. So this version looks like a whole different animal! I think the randomly-placed colored blocks work just as well as the more structured placement of the original.