Welcome to the VTMOOSES Whirlygig Gallery
on the pictures or titles below to view a short, 1MB Windows Media Player
video (.wmv) of the whirlygigs in action.
So Sew is actually the first crankshaft
or camshaft whirlygig I've made and took some trial and error. It
has the following:
a. The vane comprised
of a clothes line with a quilt showing the pinwheel or whirlygig pattern.
This turns it into the wind.
b. The quilter figure
sitting at her sewing machine. I made this one up.
c. The propeller which
sports three quilt block patterns, the pinwheel, 9 patch, and one I
This quilter is holding a ruler and
is wielding her rotary cutter with abandon. When the propeller turns
counter clockwise it says Measure Once Cut Twice, but when it rotates
clockwise it says Measure Twice Cut Once...that's the ticket!
These boats tack, their
booms shift, and they lean when the sails fill with wind since they
are hinged by their keels. The dolphins at the base of the keel
help counterweight the sail. This is an example of a horizontal
These colorful mooses gleefully
leap over the full moon. Doesn't happen very often. Cows
got nothing on them! This is an example of making the subject part
of the propeller, or vice versa.
The Great Waldo Piecer
Intrepid pilot Waldo
Piecer, with pink scarf flying, speards the word about the quilt show today.