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I have actually finished this long desired Yo-Yo quilt. I have always admired the vintage yo-yo quilts I've seen over the years and always wanted to have one of my own. I was able to complete this quilt with the help of many blogging freinds who kindly sent me scraps to add to the overall peach, pink and yellow color scheme. I thank you all very much. Another great factor in completing this is the Clover Yo-Yo maker, it sped things up considerably, and was so easy to use with great results. There are 1,176 yo-yo's and the quilt measures 42" X 63". Each completed yo-yo is 1 1/2". I was looking for the essence of ice cream sherbert! It is bordered by one row of light green and one row of dark green. Once again, thanks to my freinds for their generosity. Did you notice Jelly Bean's rear end? He's a very curious cat!

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Comment by fran johnson on January 17, 2010 at 9:42pm
I was so inspired by your quilt I went out and bought a yo-yo maker. I'm going to use all the remnant fabric from my daughter's clothing I make and hopefully I'll be done with it by the time she moves out on her own so I can send it out into the world with her.
Comment by Lauri Smith on January 17, 2010 at 4:17pm
I am in AWE! I really love the yo-yo quilts, and the way you put the colors together is gorgeous. But, I don't know that I would have the patience to do all of that work. It sure looks worth it, though!
Comment by fran johnson on January 13, 2010 at 8:09am
Beautiful, the colors are so fresh and cheery. Your hard work really paid off..
Comment by Cyndi Mahlstadt on January 12, 2010 at 10:24am
Amazing!!!! Really is pretty! Side note....I love your kitties name :)
Comment by Angela Claud on January 11, 2010 at 8:00pm
The quilt is beautiful. The green borders really pull it all together. I love the Clover yo-yo maker - lots of fun.
Comment by Becky on January 11, 2010 at 7:40pm
Lynne, you are AWESOME!!! Beautiful work. Reminded me of my grandmother and the beautiful things she made. Thanks for the memory.
Comment by Karen Phillips on January 11, 2010 at 2:31pm
stunning....love it!!
Comment by Jennifer Howell on January 11, 2010 at 1:29pm
That looks so cool ! I have lots of scraps and always looking for ways to use them.
Comment by MartiB on January 11, 2010 at 12:02pm
How lovely! You certainly captured the essence of the vintage look with the freshness of new, and the green really sets it off. Thanks for sharing!
Comment by Brenda Lee Coyle on January 11, 2010 at 10:27am
It really is beautiful. I would like to know how you attatched the yo-yo's. I have a yo-yo quilt that my grandmother made and it is falling apart. She did it all by hand. She used a slippery polyester fabric for most of it. She wento to thrift stores and bought dresses and cut them up for the yo-yo's. The yo-yo's are fine but the stitching to hold the yo-yo's together is coming untied. The thread is'nt breaking the knots are working there way out. If anyone has a suggestion of how to re-do it so it will stay together, I'd appreciate the help.

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