Friday, December 23, 2011

The Yo-Yo Quilt is Done!

Hello Everyone,

I've been very 'quiet' this week.......and I'm thinking you know why. All of us are in our homes across the globe shopping, wrapping, baking and decorating. In between all of the preparation, I would spend a few minutes a day at my quilting machine and finished the Yo-Yo quilt designed by Kim Diehl. 

Before it goes on display at the shop, I thought I would enjoy looking at it for a few days, and put it on S&B Luckett's Improved Cloth Measurer.  This is one of our antique treasures that we found in an antique store in North Carolina on one of our cross-country junking I mean searching for antiques junkets.  The fabric would be rolled onto the roller, turn the handle and it would dispense a yard at a time.  Here's a view of the side.


Since I work in a quilt shop, am I the New Improved Cloth Measurer?  Just a thought. I can dispense yards at a time....I can also dispense fat quarters!  I'll bet S&B Luckett's Improved Cloth Measurer can't do that!  Can you imagine having only one or two choices for fabrics. I used over 400 different fabrics in this quilt!

I'm all for having choices.  It's making the right choice that is key to all decisions in life and quilting.

So here's to happy and varied choices on how you plan to spend your day. My day will include a trip to the grocery store for all of the last minute items for our Christmas feast.  I have a bit of wrapping to finish and yes, I'll be quilting too with Christmas music in the background......I never get tired of Christmas music.

As always,



  1. Your Yo-Yo quilt is adorable on your antique measurer. Merry Christmas my dear old friend, We aren't antiques yet.

  2. what a beautiful quilt! Must have taken long time to make. Have a Merry ho ho!

  3. Another beautiful finish for this year! I bought this book because I loved that quilt.. .but haven't gotten to it yet. The quilting you did is beautiful also. Merry Christmas!

  4. Wow, I've never seen anything like that, it is amazing!!

  5. Great looking quilt. perhaps it will motivate me to get back to mine. Merry Christmas.

  6. Teehee, now I'm wondering if you've got a handle on your side too?

    The quilt looks wonderful, but I bet it's very heavy?

    Have a lovely Christmas.

  7. Ohhhhh - what a masterpiece, Lynn! I'm sure it will be hard to take it to the shop! Love the Measurer! At least it didn't talk back to you in the old days - lol! With only one or two fabrics available then, it's no wonder our "fore-mothers" tore up old clothes and flour sacks to spice things up! A very Merry Christmas to you and Mr. Joe!

  8. What a beautiful quilt. The quilting is perfect for it, thank you for sharing.

  9. Wow! I have never been a big yoyo fan and wasn't sure how this quilt was going to look. This one is just stunning! GREAT job!!

  10. now i'm on a mission to find an antique measurer! that is cool!...and your yo-yo quilt is the best i've ever seen!