Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hundreds of YoYo's

It's been a while since I put up anything quilty. Since I've been home, I really haven't worked on much except doing the little bunny block which is not quite finished enough to have it's picture taken. In the early 90's, my sister was very sick in Illinois. One of the things that she did to keep herself occupied was to make yoyo's and from those there were several things that she made. After coming home from visiting her, I cut a lot of circles from my stash and sent them to her. I also cut some for me. This was the result of my yoyo making. There are over 1100 of the crazy things in this coverlet and, of course, they are laid out in the Grandmother's Flower Garden pattern. I think why I was so taken with them is that I can remember a yoyo coverlet on my grandparent's bed - but I have no idea who made it or whatever became of it. What fascinated me was that it looked like a bunch of little tams! We should ask more questions when we are younger!! I used a lot of scrap cream on cream and blues and pinks. Those colors were what I used most in my early quilting days - there was lots of blue in our homes. (Click to enlarge)

2 comments:

Janet said...

Making all those yoyos I sure was great therapy for both your sister and you. My mother encouraged busy hands to keep us out of trouble (but also a great creative outlet). This quilt will pass on the memories to your children and grandchildren too. I tried the side by side posting instructions and it works. Thank you for finding out.

cjh said...

hello! I have the Needlecraft magazine with the girl embroidering (5th one down) framed on the wall in my sewing room, along with two others of the same year and by the same artist. Isn't it fantastic?