When we visited Amish Country in Holmes County, Ohio, last fall, I noticed so many quilts and wall hangings with a spinning star design.  I had never seen this particular block before and was happy to find a pattern for it in one of the many quilt shops in the area.  They call the pattern #124 STAR SPIN QUILT OR WALLHANGING.  I finally had a chance to try out the block in a smaller size which I made into a pillow. This is by Oregon Treasures, 4790 North Road G, Vale OR 97918.  (I received word on 5/13/08 that their phone has been disconnected, so this address might not be valid.)   UPDATE:  I received an e-mail on 7/17/08 (thanks, Jeanne) that a free paper-pieced pattern is available on the Quilter’s Cache website under the name, “Spinning Color Wheels”.

UPDATE:  On 2/5/09 received word from Dan that this is the correct phone number:  541-473-3754.

I like to make backings out of my huge pile of scraps.

It’s an interesting block to make and not that difficult although it’s easy to get the various colors mixed up.  The quilts on display in Amish Country used a very large version of the block in the center of the quilt and then smaller blocks (such as I used on the pillow) to accentuate the center.  I may try a large quilt some day but for now, I’m glad to have another interesting block to add to my files.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.


  1. I tried phoning Oregon Treasures to order the SPIN STAR quilt pattern, but alas their phone has been disconnected!!! Do you have any other suggestions on where i might purchase the pattern? I do sooooooooo want to make it!!
    Thanks and hopefully yours, Joyce Lindquist

  2. I know that the phone # for Oregon Treasures has not been disconnected. Perhaps you have a wrong number. Try (541) 473-3754. This is their phone and fax. I spoke with Bev Vickery on this number 2 days ago.
    Good luck!

  3. Hi, My mom and I designed the “Star Spin” Quilt pattern 24 years ago, but I still print it and sell it. It is a wallhanging or Queen Quilt pattern. The pillow above must be made of the small pieced border. The pattern is available from me. Send me a check for $10.00 and I’ll mail the pattern to you. My address is Bev Vickery 4851 North Road G Vale, OR 97918. Thanks for the interest.

    1. Thank you for offering this information. People love this pattern. You’re right that the pillow was made from the smaller border pattern. Lillian

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