Thursday, February 14, 2008
Yo Yo Quilts
I have never, ever wanted to make a yo yo quilt. Now, don't get me wrong. I think they're beautiful, and I admire anyone who has the patience to make enough yo yos, by hand, to craft an entire quilt out of them. Until this week, I could count on one hand the number of yo yos I've made in all my years as a quilter.
But, you see, it's still winter here in Illinois, and when it's cold I want to bake all the time. So, out of respect for my newly flat abs (the result of remodeling overwork, not working out), I thought I'd seek out a "comfort activity" that doesn't involve sugar, and decided to do a little handsewing.
I chose to make a few yo yos, after being inspired recently by Tess over at Made by Tess, and I must confess that I'm hooked and will be making more.
What will I do with these? Maybe use them as embellishments on a bag, or on a hat, or perhaps just let them continue to live in the sugar bowl on my desk (without sugar, of course). But I vow that I still never, ever want to make a quilt out of them!