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Monday, January 20, 2014

Gyroscope Quilt

I'm taking full advantage of the long weekend and getting in lots of sewing time.  I've always loved Rolling Stone quilt blocks.  There are lots of variations of this block, but I have not seen a quilt that connects them together.  So, I modified some of the measurements and sketched it out.


I think with the grid pattern in the background, it looks a lot like a gyroscope, so that's what I'm calling it!  The blocks are 13 inches, with 2 inch sashing.  The cutting and piecing on these is a bit time consuming, but definitely worth it!


54 comments:

  1. Love the cheerful effect the quilt creates. Great job.

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  2. I often have to find ways to connect blocks too. Love what you came up with.

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  3. I love the way they connect! Your fabric choices are amazing, Love everything about it.

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  4. Love the way the chevrons worked on their block! It think it adds some movement to the quilt and adds to the gyroscope theme. How are you going to quilt this one? Maybe a swirl is in order? Best, Kate

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  5. Your quilts are always like sunshine. Love them!

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  6. LOVE THIS! Be sure to post the pattern...I want to make one! smiles!

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  7. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Fabulous colour choices, Kelly!

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  8. Very pretty, Kelly! Your fabric choices really sing. I've never seen this block before, but I really like it -- the quilt top feels very fresh and fun. Any thoughts on how you'll be quilting it?

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  9. Looks wonderful! The amount of time it takes you to make a new quilt never ceases to amaze me. Even though you've told me how you manage it, I'm still secretly thinking that you've figured out how to squeeze in more than 24 hours in each day. :)

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  10. So pretty - I love the pattern and fabrics!

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  11. Gorgeous...pretty...fun...happy... I could go on and on. I do like this quilt...a lot!!

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  12. This is a super cool quilt. I can also see it in more masculine colors for boys or men.

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  13. That looks great Kelly! I love the rolling stone pattern too, and this is a fun variation to add to the books!

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  14. really great idea, you are always sewwwww creative. good job

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  15. Love it! Great variation on the rolling stones block.

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  16. What a fun and happy quilt! It looks great.

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  17. Great fresh modern quilt. Love it!

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  18. Such a wonderful looking quilt. Very bright and cheerful

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  19. Lovely bright colours, and it does look like a gyroscope, doesn't it!

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  20. Beautiful! I love that you connected the blocks. And the fabrics are so nice. Great quilt top.

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  21. Very cool with all those bright colours. Well done!

    http://www.busyneedle.ch

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  22. Kinda look like Ferris wheels which is really cool! The colors are so cheerful!!

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  23. Such pretty colours Kelly, this one screams spring!

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  24. So pretty! I'm agreeing with others above that this is a happy quilt. I, too, would love a tutorial!

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  25. Love your take on this! Such happy colors!

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  26. Beautiful quilt design Kelly!! I thought I posted already but....it disappeared. Thanks for sharing.
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  27. Love it! And such a bright, cheery Spring palatte!

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  28. oooh! LOVE this quilt, the colors are so happy and pretty!

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  29. Love those bright colours and the grid pattern is really cool!

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  30. Love this top...it is so light and bright. Beautiful!

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  31. Very nice! I like the way the blocks are connecting. And the colors brings sunshine on a cloudy winter day :)

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  32. It looks like Spring - yahoo!!!

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  33. This looks great! I love your pattern and fabric selection.

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  34. LOVE this one, Kelly!! I love the colors against the white background, so pretty :)

    -Soma

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  35. That's so pretty! I love the colors and the pattern.

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  36. That's a great color palette. It turned out beautiful.

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  37. Oh I like that, nice to see the chevron fabric used- I always see the fabric and like it and not sure of how to use it.

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  38. Wow! Just where is the bottom of this list of comments! Ha, ha! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Let's Bee Social, Kelly. Knowing you... This quilt top has probably already been quilted, bound and in use! Looking forward to seeing this beauty in action!

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  39. Love your color choices. It looks so Springy!

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  40. Nice piecing. This looks complicated but I can tell it's not too hard. Really gorgeous fabric choices and I like the white back ground. I'm thinking you should give this to me Kelly. Thank you so much. :)

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  41. happy quilt, must have been fun doing
    leeanna Paylor
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  42. your quilt is gorgeous!!
    I am visiting from Lets bee social glad to meet you
    Kathy

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  43. Just beautiful! I'm liking this ALOT!

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  44. Kelly, what a bright and cheerful quilt. Everyone should have one!

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  45. This is so pretty!! Love the colors. It's the kind of quilt you say, "Gee, I would love to make something like that."

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