Monday, January 18, 2010

Yo-yo's and Applique


Yo-yo's....I need many, many more of these cute little things! This project was put away for awhile (not telling how long!), and almost forgotten. It seems that January is the month to dig out our ufo's or phd's and make a list of those projects begging to be finished and this one was yelling pretty loud. Anyhow, the pattern calls for 384 yo-yo's. Yes, 384!! Not to mention all the applique and bias stems! Each hexagon block has 6 yo-yo's.......that comes out to a lot of blocks, 64 to be exact. Time to re-think this project even though I love, love the finished quilt, it needs to be quite a bit smaller. The design comes from Barb Adams and Alma Allen of Blackbird Designs and is in their book "Lovina's Pressed Flowers".

There are just too many new and exciting patterns, fabric, and techniques that I want to try, to ever get everything finished. Example in point: tomorrow three of my friends are coming over to play with jello! I just put my gelatin "plate" in the fridge to harden. Phil just rolls his eyes and shakes his head when strange things happen around here. Anyway, what does fabric, gelatin, and paint equal? Check back in a few days to find out. If you subscribe to Quilting Arts magazine, check out the cover of the Aug/Sept issue for a hint.
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6 comments:

Debbie said...

Fun site!!! So glad to have you on board with UtahQuilters.

marina said...

Wow that is a load of yo yo's!!
Perhaps you could ask for donations? I would be happy to contribute some. Say for a week friends could just make yo yo's instead of their other craft and send them to you to help you finish your quilt. Would that be too presumptious? It looks so nice to not finish it.

Will stay posted for gelatine explanation....
cheers
Marina

Carol said...

Looks like a gorgeous project. That's a whole lot of yoyo's. Reminds me of my m-i-l who worked at hers for years. Little baggies on every trip she made.
I do know what the jello project is. Have fun.

Bev said...

Thanks, Debbie

Kimara@weefolkart said...

I love the yo yos on this. You've inspired me. I need to incorporate some yo yos in one of my felt pieces. Your work is beautiful. I'll be linking on Facebook.

Bev said...

Thanks. I love the Wee Folk Art blog.