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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Yo-Yo Quilt

Hello and happy Thursday!

Today I wanted to share with you a yo-yo quilt that I finally finished!  Now, I am not a seamstress.  As a matter of fact, I hate sewing!  But, I really enjoyed sewing these little yo-yos!  This was a project that I started many years ago, then put away and practically forgot about.  Every time I came across it, I felt so guilty for never having finished it.  Tell me I'm not the only one who does this!  Anyway, I decided to give it to my nephew and his soon to be bride as part of their wedding gift.  I bought them something on their wedding registry, but I wanted to give them something additional that had some meaning. She loves hand created treasures, so I am hoping that she'll love this.  I made it lap quilt size, and I think it would look pretty at the foot of a bed, on the back of a couch, or draped on a chair.  Or even used as a tablecloth.

Here it is on my wicker love seat.
A close up shot.

And folded and draped on the arm of my wicker chair.  I really love how it has a sweet vintagey-cottagey look.  (ok, I know those aren't proper words, but I like to make things up sometimes just for fun!)
This is totally non-related to my quilt, but I thought I would show you a few pictures of some little visitors we had to our yard today.  Look closely and you will see a little baby bunny eating up all of my dill!  I used to have two nice rows of dill, that is until these little rabbits came along!  Our garden is right off our deck behind our house, so our dog was going nuts looking out the window at them!
Sorry for the poor picture quality here, I just thought this little guy was so cute sitting next to our hot tub.  this is just steps away from our back door!  What a brave little bunny!

That's it for today!  I am gearing up for Michigan's longest garage sale, which starts tomorrow, I can hardly wait!
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Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"Your quilt is SO pretty", It reminds me of a kaleidoscope...and NO you are NOT alone, I have trunks of "started projects"...
Love your little bunny!!!

Leo said...

Love the little bunny. THe quilt is lovely....I am studying it to see how you made it - looks like you sewed each one of the pieces together? Hard to tell from the pictures....Have a great time at the garage sale..hopefully you will score some great stuff!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your quilt is beautiful~ what a special gift! Love the little bunny~ I love watching them here, too (if they stay out of my hostas...)

Prior said...

Love your quilt. My mom stated one when I was young, but soon decided it would be a pillow. Lezlee

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh my, what a pretty quilt! That must have been a lot of work. You did such a good job. I've always wanted to learn to quilt. Maybe some day. The bunny is adorable.

I see your "email me" link! Yeah! But I still can not hit reply to email you back when you send me a comment. It still says "noreply" :(

kate said...

I love the yo-yo quilt! That must have required a lot of patience!

Debbie said...

Hi sweetie pie~~~your quilt is so pretty...LOVE the vintage look of it! I'm sure this gift will be treasured.
The bunnies are cute...but not fun!!!

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

Hi Donna!

Oh, I love the yoyo quilt! I have a bag of yoyo's that I ave been working on for, oh I don't know, 13 years? LOL I need to put them all together and do something with them. I also enjoy making the yoyo's but, finishing it up, I just haven't done it. Yours is beautiful!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Donna, your quilt is beautiful! I'd love to make one as a gift some time...Did you make the little pinwheels too? I know that probably sounds dumb, but they look really hard to make! This is one gorgeous creation--and what a magnificent gift...It looks so good on the back of your wicker piece...
And I love bunnies...what a precious visitor.

Unknown said...

This quilt is aMAZing! Just beautiful. The bride will be thrilled, I am sure.I have just wanted to make one or two yo-yo's just to put as an embellishment somewhere, but I have yet to get started!! Well done!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Now that is some serious work, thanks so much for sharing, it is beautiful.