Monday, August 16, 2010

Mini Yo Yo Quilt


Sew Saturday (August 7) was New Project Day, so I decided it was time to give my Clover Yo-Yo Maker a try.  I must say it is a nicer way of making yo-yo's then the old template way.  The pattern is from Country Friends Go Quilting, by Gooseberry Patch, printed in 2000.


I thought I would have had my little 12" x 15" quilt completed by the end of the day, but that didn't happen. Maybe I spent too much time talking!  Anyway, I did manage to make the 80 yo-yo's required for the quilt, arranged them in rows and pieced the first four rows together before the day ended.  Last week, I finished piecing and added the finishing touches.  My little quilt is made from leftover Sandy Gervais, Fall Back in Time.


Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen

31 comments:

Vivian said...

Oh my gosh!! That is too cute for words! I need to seriously get a yo-yo maker and give it a try. Your button centers make it so special! New project, well done!

Tineke said...

80 yoyo's in one day....great! The resulting quilt is sooooo cute!

Marion B. said...

The colours are like a nice sunny day. Makes me smile.

Quilt Hollow said...

Perfect for Fall!

Ellen said...

The quilt looks lovely!
The template way doesn't work for me, but the yo-yo makers are just great!

katrien said...

Oh very nice yoyo's,and you used lovely colors for them and nice buttons.

Catswhiskers said...

so bright and beautiful
I love every detail.
Gina

Jackie said...

Love it!! Those button are the perfect finishing touch!!

Saskia said...

That's a lovely yo-yo quilt. Like the buttons! Now I even want the fall to come sooner..

Meredith said...

It is very cute. I like her fall fabrics.

Terry said...

So pretty! And such lovely fall colors! :0)

Crispy said...

Nawww I'm sure you didn't do much talking, there is never much talking at these things LOL. The quilt is lovely :0)

Crispy

Tudy said...

I love your Yo-Yo quilt. What size Yo-Yo-s did you use and where did you find the great buttons?

Sue said...

Oooh I love my yo-yo maker from Clover too! And your quilt is oh so lovely!

Mary said...

This little quilt is adorable. Nice touch with the buttons.

GRANNY'S HOUSE said...

What a cute quilt and I love the colors.

Sue-Anne said...

It's gorgeous Karen! I love the Clover Yo Yo maker too and I find them so relaxing to make, good to take in the car or waiting for an appointment etc.

yvonne said...

Wauwww!!!!

groetjes yvonne

Joan said...

THat looks a really great project...love the colours

Funoldhag said...

What a great little yoyo quilt! I have actually never seen anyone using one of the little yoyo makers, but they certainly come out great. Are they easier than just doing the usual way? It stands to reason that they are. Love your colors so much - you know how to put things together, Karen! Carol

Marieke said...

Wow, you made 80 yo-yo-s in 1 day? That will be a great and very sunny quilt!

paulette said...

Hi ~ I just stumbled onto your blog and thought I'd follow along!! Love your blog!
Paulette

Cybele's patch said...

This looks so sweet Karen. Love the tiny buttons on the yo-yo's. Lovely colours too.

Kate said...

Hi Karen,,,,Your yo - yo quilt is so beautiful...and the colours are awesome..I bought a yo - yo maker a couple of years back at a quilt show and have never used it - YET,,,Oh Boy!!! what are you doing to me? first hexies...Clam shells at a later date and Now Yo Yo's ....HELP....lol...great work Karen x

Carrie P. said...

Very cute. Love the little fall leaves.
I like the yo yo maker. I have heard others don't. To each his own.

quilting Jeannet said...

Ohhh, Karen! so much, and so nice, it looks so difficult, what are you going to do whit it ?

greetings, Jeannet

quiltobsession said...

Beautiful! The buttons you've added are a wonderful touch!

Zlaty said...

Oh I just love the colors and buttons on your yo - yo table runner! How adorable!

Renate said...

It is such a nice idea, I have never seen a quilt like this before. Beautiful!
Happy stitching
Renate

Robin said...

Too cute! I love the little button accents.

The Tile Lady said...

How adorable with the decorative buttons!