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Thread: Yo-yo Quilt

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    I made this yo-yo quilt when I was in high school. That makes it about 45 years old now. Yikes. How could something I made be that old? Anyway, My Great Auntie Pearl had started this quilt and gave it to me to finish. She had about a 1/4-1/3 of it completed. I spent every extra minute I had making yo-yos and sewing them together. My mom borrowed my grandmother's quilt frame and we attached a yellow sheet to the frame and then layed the yo-yos on top. I hand tied the center of each and everyone of those yo-yos to the sheet. Even though we did all of that I am still finding places where the stitching has broken between the yo-yos. I'm sure glad they're tied. In some places that's what's holding it all together!
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    Vonnie, that looks so impressive on a bed! Thanks for sharing. :D

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    I so wish I had started making quilts when I was much younger, I'm never going to have time to make so many as you have, ok just how many yoyo's is there. I bet you lay in your maidens bed and counted them.......lol its a wonderful quilt :wink:

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    Yvonne it is a beautiful quilt. YOu have every reason to be proud of it. ???have you thought of using a very sheer fabric over the top and quilted down to help keep all those yo-yos in place?

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    I love yo-yo's. When I was about 10 years old, my friend and I made a bulging shoebox of them. I'll bet it got lost over the years. My mother (85) still lives in the same house, so perchance it may be hidden somewhere there, but I doubt it. What I'd give for them now! I love your finished project. Try to just reinforce the ones that come loose, and treat it gently. It's beautiful! Sara

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    What a treasure you have Yvonne!!! That is an awesome quilt :D :D

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    WOW!!! Precious quilt - hang on to that heirloom. Wonderful!

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    Oh my, that's just incredible! Never in my lifetime will I ever get to do a yoyo, but I sure can appreciate all the hard work that went into that, and I'm so glad some of you have the patience to stick with it! It's just beautiful. :) I don't think I'd ever have the patience to do one.

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    LOVE IT......

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    Yvonne, my mom did two baby quilts from yo-yos but I've never seen one that big, I love it.

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