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Yo Yos and Fabrics

I’m really glad I’m not participating in Judy’s Stash Busting exercise, as I’d be high into the negatives this week.

Here are the pretty fabrics I needed to complete projects for Spring Market, that I’ll be attending as an exhibitor. You’ll have to wait until May to see the finished pieces .. I want it to be a surprise for those that come visit my booth.

fabrics

A couple of weeks ago I came across a Twitter friend, YoYoCottage With a username like that I figured she must know a thing or two about yo yos. So, I browsed around Donna’s Etsy store, admiring all the pretty yo yos. I just had to have some. So, I ordered 200, 1.5″ yo yos for the special projects above.

yo-yos

This saves me a huge amount of time making them myself. Thanks Donna, I’m thrilled with what you sent me. The fabric they are sitting on is what will be used for the background.

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This post was published on March 13th, 2009. Post topics: My Quilting Journey. Post tags: .

4 Responses to “Yo Yos and Fabrics”

  1. Loreen Leedy says:

    I’ve been making yo-yos out of Christmas fabric to decorate a wreath. (Getting a head start!) Love the Clover yo-yo makers. But this looks a lot quicker!

  2. Holly says:

    Wow that is a lot of Yo-Yo’s. Can’t wait to see what you do with them.

  3. Mary-Kay C. says:

    I was never a big fan of yo-yos until I saw them used as eyes on a fish purse,on top of a flower pin cushion and on a dresden plate quilt. I have since bought all the sizes of the yo-yo makers and recently finished a dresden plate quilt with yo-yos in the center of each plate. It’s a great method to make yo-yos with consistent results each time.

  4. […] are ~58×70″ each). Judy quilted the map quilts for me on her longarm. Remember the yo yos I purchased ages ago? Now you can see what I wanted them […]

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