Yoyo Jeopardy


And now here is the host of Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek!

Alex: Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Hello and welcome to Jeopardy!, America’s favorite answer-and-question game. Yes, we give the answers, and then it’s up to these three contestants to come up with the questions.

Our categories today are Yoyo Coverlets, Chocolate, Quilts, Blogging, and Vintage Linens


Alex: Let’s begin. Please remember to phrase your responses in the form of a question.

Contestant: I’ll take Yoyo Coverlets for $100, Alex.


Contestant: What is “How many yoyos in the coverlet?”

Alex: Good!

Contestant: Yoyo Coverlets for $200, Alex.


Contestant: What is “How much does that many yoyos weigh?”

Alex: Yes! Next category?


Contestant: Let’s try Yoyo Coverlets for $300.


Contestant: What is “How big is each yoyo?”

Alex: Right!

Contestant: Yoyo Coverlets for $400, please.


Contestant: What is “When was the coverlet started?”

Alex: That’s correct. We have a minute to go. And now the last clue . . .


Contestant: What is “Where did the yoyos travel, as they were sewn?”

Alex: Good. And now it’s time for Final Jeopardy!


Alex: The category is still Yoyo Coverlets!

Players, I’ll give you the clue, and you will then have 30 seconds to write down your response. Be sure to phrase it in the form of a question.

Here is the clue.


You have 30 seconds, players. Good luck.

Contestant: I wrote, “When was the coverlet finally finished?”

Alex: Yes! Contestants, you all did very well, very well, indeed. But, our winner isn’t even here today. Our winner is Kerry Sanger! She wins for finishing the Yoyo Coverlet!

Alex: We’ll see all of you next time on Jeopardy! So long, everybody!

82 thoughts on “Yoyo Jeopardy

    • Most of the answers to the questions are in the Jeopardy clues–I went back, after I could see I was confusing people, and made the post clearer. There are 1575 yo-yos in there and it took about 2.5 years, although I worked on many other things along the way.

  1. Definitely a winner! A marathon win as well as a Jeopardy win. It weighs 5.5 lbs? And each yo-yo is 1.75 inches? Impressive. Now I am wondering if the dollar amounts are the labour costs or the material costs or both. 😉

    • Thanks, Deb. I honestly don’t know what I will do with it. I have cats that think it is very interesting so I may just fold it up and put it away. I find that once I’m done with a project, I kind of lose interest in it . . .

  2. My Mom would have gotten such a kick out of this post–she and Dad watched Jeopardy all the time. And her on-going project was a yo-yo quilt. She hadn’t gotten very far but it traveled everywhere with her. She made me a yo-yo Halloween hanging a couple years ago too–time to get that out. Your quilt is wonderful–truly a tour de force!

    • Thanks, Jean! Do you have your mother’s yo-yos, beyond the ones in your wall hanging? You could sew them together! I actually have a whole bunch of vintage ones I bought at yard sales. Maybe I’ll go find them and sew them together. Or maybe not . . . 😉

  3. Fun post Kerry, your creativity seems to be never-ending! I just love the Yo-yo’s. And I too wonder if you have a bed they will delight or if you have other plans??? Congrats on sticking to it, I recall your post about the yo-yo’s being fun to make, and not as fun to sew together. It is stunning!

    • Yes! I remember you being upset about postage costs or something! The yo-yos really were perfect in terms of a project on the go. I will need to find a new portable project now . . .

    • I used most of those fabrics for a quilt I made years ago and had lots of leftovers. It was interesting that, when I needed to buy more fabric, I had a very hard time finding those kinds of colors. Fabric colors go in and out of fashion just like clothes!

  4. Yay!! Well done and congratulations! It looks wonderful 🙂 and as well as saying ‘Thank-goodness it’s finished!’ you must be feeling so proud of yourself for keeping going and not giving up.

  5. HOLY GUACAMOLE!!!! I’ve been hanging out to see this finished – and was it worth the wait? You bet it was!! I just gasped Kerry – what a marathon piece of work – what a prize winner – what a show stopper!!! I’ve never seen Jeopardy – but I understand the format……. perfect for revealing the labour, the time and even a hint of the finished size………:-) I hope you are feeling not just relieved that you came to the end after two and a half years, but also a little bit in love with this beauty? Congratulations, well done and let’s all raise our glasses to the queen of yo-yo making!! Happy Dance ❤ ❤ ❤

    • Pauline, you are so sweet! You may be more excited than I am that this is finished. I am actually a bit verklempt . . . but I’ll get over it! It was fun to make and it does please me very much–I like the way it turned out, especially considering that it began with leftover fabric and simply as a way to have a project I could carry along with me. Thanks for cheering me on, the whole way!

  6. They look like little frosting dots/flourishes, and just as sweet! (I don’t know what those things are called.) That it quite an accomplishment and it sounds like you’re quite relieved! 🙂

    • Thanks, Melanie! I am relieved, in part because it was beginning to seem like it would never be finished and partly because I have a quilt top waiting to be quilted and I wouldn’t let myself start that until the yo-yos were done. Always a lot of projects in the queue . . .

  7. Like Pauline, I have been waiting to see this post!
    1575 YoYos. wow!!
    What a beautiful accomplishment this is, Kerry. Congratulations and thank you for sharing.

    • I’ve been waiting to the post, too, as you can imagine! Knowing that I could show the finished product to all of you was a big motivation for me. Thanks for all the encouragement!

    • Thanks, Susan–I had fun with the theme (although it didn’t make a lot of sense to the non-American readers–oops!) You’ve been watching this coverlet grow since its inception–thanks for the encouragement all along the way!

    • When I started, I just wanted a little project I could take with me when I traveled. But then people kept saying, “well, what are you going to DO with those yo-yos?” Ummmm . . . I’ll make a coverlet! Thanks for coming along for the ride!

    • Thanks, Marieken! The colors kind of kept me going, when I got bored with the yo-yos. I have about 10 projects underway–but that means nothing ever seems to get finished!

  8. The coverlet is amazing! I really love how you used the blue-greens to sash the blocks, but also included those colors within the blocks.
    And I would really like to play the chocolate and vintage linen categories. And quilts. And might as well play blogging too. Now that you have time you used to devote to making yo-yos, coming up with those posts should be a cinch. 🙂

    • I like the sashing with the solid colors, too–I saw the idea on Pinterest, in a vintage quilt. And I saw the points at the border on Pinterest–who says we just “pin” stuff and never get back to it! I just realized I didn’t include a category for weaving! Too weird, since that’s what I seem to be most focused on these days.

  9. How Gorgeous! And even as a Brit I managed to follow along – very clever post! Shame if you’re going to pack it away though; it looks too beautiful to be hidden in a cupboard 🙂

    • Thank you! I know–I hate to put it away but I would also hate for my cats to find the texture interesting for purposes of claw sharpening. We’ll see–I need to ponder my options!

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