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!

1 comment:

Cheryl Finley: said...

Oh Cheryl,
You are evoking a strong memory for me. My mother used to talk about making Yo Yos, and although she sewed many things, that wasn't one of them (she was too busy making our clothes and curtains, etc). Yet, when I see you yo yos I think of her. Thank you! They are delightful colorful bursts (and mandala shape too!) that are pleasing to the eye. Even to have them displayed in a bowl is a wonderful accessory.
Keep creatin' (and thanks for stoppin' by my blog :)