Saturday, November 26, 2011

Yo-Yo Quilt

Hello Everyone,

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know we did! Now it's time to get into full Christmas mode starting today. 

While I was getting ready for the Thanksgiving company last week, I would leave the vacuum cleaner behind and sew a few blocks together for the Yo-Yo quilt.  Before I knew it, another quilt was born!  This pattern is called Welcome Wagon Yo-Yo Quilt and is in a book called Simple Graces by Kim Diehl. 

I've been making the 588 yo-yo's for months....since March 7th to be exact, but who's keeping track of time!  I became an expert making them in the car on the road to the cabin.  The only time I put my needle down was through the windy part of the trip. Wherever I went, my yo-yo making bag traveled with me. 

My granddaughter Emily, also helped me make yo-yo's. Click HERE to see the post from last March when I started this quilt with Emily.  Yesterday when she was here, she searched each and every block to find the yo-yo's she made.

I hope all of you are enjoying your turkey sandwiches.  Our turkey will be transformed into a kettle of soup today.  Enjoy your weekend everyone while decorating your home, shopping or quilting.  This is the "most wonderful time of the year."

As always,



  1. Oh, it's fabulous - truly fabulous! I need to get busy - mine is a Christmas gift. AARRGGHHH!!! :-)

  2. What fun! I love how you carved out a little time here and there for those fabulous yo-yo's! Too, too cute, Lynn!

  3. Hello Lynn and Emily,

    How wonderful that Emily could help you with this. It is beautiful and a quilt with a story of love between the both of you. Happy days.

  4. That looks wonderful. I don't usually like yoyo quilts, but this is the exception. I love how you did the corners of the borders too.

  5. Another wonderful quilt! Love all the colors in it. How big is it? Great job!