Monday, September 16, 2019

whirlygig, top completed

80 by 96 inches
120 blocks set 10 by 12
Block finishes 8 inches

I love the lattice look all the whirlygigs form over the top.
My design, use at your pleasure.

Solid: four 1 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch rectangles
Print: four 3 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch rectangles

Block directions here:

Keep center seams of blocks horizontal
Sew blocks into units of 4, pressing all horizontal and block joining seams in one direction.
Sew together two 4-block units, flipping one so all seams nest
Lay out 5 of these 8-block units into three rows, pressing all the joining seams in one direction, reversing this direction for each row.
This leaves just two long seams to assemble the top and all seams will nest..


Jenny said...

Another lovely design and such a great one to use up lots of bits and pieces. Thanks again for sharing.

Vicki W said...

That's a great quilt!

Frog Quilter said...

This is a beautiful quilt to be. I may have to try this one lol.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I wasn't sure I was going to like this one when you started it but now that it is together I like it a lot.

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

I think it's terrific! Love the combination of solids and prints.

cityquilter grace said...

beautiful! lovely melange of colors...

Ann said...

You’ve made a vibrant scrap quilt. Lovely top.

audrey said...

This is wonderful looking! The bright solids are a fabulous spark for the blocks.:)

patty a. said...

You have the top done already? That was fast. So many interesting fabrics in this quilt top. It's another beauty!

Anonymous said...

Love it! Thanks for the instructions.


Cathy said...

After I see one of your quilts or patterns I really think I need to invest in a variety of solids. What a great way to use a variety of fabrics and what a wonderful quilt.

Amy said...

Wow, your eyes just move all around this top, from one block to another and another. Love it!

Phyllis in Iowa said...

I am preparing kits for my quilt guild Sew Day. This block will be one of them. After 4 kits, I have not noticed a dent in the stash. I do notice the disappearance of pieces of my fabric stash.
Thank you for your generous gift quilt instructions to your readers.