Thursday, January 19, 2012

Yo-Yo Quilt Class is in Session

Hello Everyone,
Last Tuesday, twelve women gathered together in the classroom at In Between Stitches and started their quilting yo-yo journey.  Yo-yo's every color of the rainbow were born throughout the day from 30's fabric...... scrappy.  You know scrappy and I are very compatible!

The quilt is called Welcome Wagon Yo-Yo and is in Kim Diehl's Simple Graces book.

The tones for Nanci's quilt were very soft and muted from moss greens to lavender to rose colors.

 Margie is going to add in some blues to her French General grouping.

More scrappies.

Batiks from Kathy's extensive stash.

The little baggies started filling with circles.

Madonna came prepared with bags and bags of finished yo-yo's that she and a friend made over the last several months.

Civil War yo-yo's too.

Everyone is working toward this quilt, the prize at the end of the rainbow.

Are you starting on a new quilting journey this week?  A nice slow tour through your stash culminating in a gorgeous new quilt?  No matter what, just enjoy the process.

As always,



  1. So many wonderful yo-yos for a beautiful project.

    I had to snicker! I have the same basket full of baggies with yo-yos. LOL

  2. What fun! I remember making my first yo-yo a looooong time ago! Funny how old becomes "new"! I'm just clearing a few things off my sewing table today, then starting on a brand new quilt tomorrow, Lynn!

  3. That's a beautiful quilt to be working towards. It will have a beautiful texture with the yoyos.

  4. It's going to be so interesting to see how different the quilts look at the end with all the variety of fabric types.