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Thread: Square YoYO

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    Super Member bluteddi's Avatar
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    Whew.... finially, after 3 years, 3 moves and many inturptions, I have just finished making ALL 266 (?) Square Yo Yo's.... and today got them ALL pinned together!!!! Hope to have this sewn together by the end of next week... Will work on pics when finished.... it took along time, but at least now each block is already peiced, gathered, batting in place, quilted, and backing done!!! one it is sewn together it will be [email protected]!!!! *happy dance happy dance* almost done!!!

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    A square yo yo? Hurry up & show us! Good for you!

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    I have never heard of or seen a square yo yo - don't keep us in suspense too long - we want to see it :mrgreen:

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    Can't you stay up for a couple of nights so we can hurry up and see it???

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    We're all excited, hope it's done soon. Intriqued.

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    I wanna see too! :D

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    Me three!

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    Me four :wink:

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    I would love to see too....never heard of a square yo-yo

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    Can't wait for pics. Hurry, hurry, hurry!

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    Am a BIG yo-yo fan...just can't wait to see your artwork!

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    I will do my best to hurry, but this time of year my social calendar ( hehehe volunteer at the VFW!) is so full.... smile... I willl tryto also show the book I got the pattern from. But if u do a search.. there are so many different patterns, none such as mine have I found online, however. They even have a heart yo yo....
    This particular quilt is done all in purples and lavenders, for my 80 y/o mother... her favorite colors!

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    Good for you! Can't wait to see the pics!

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    I googles square yoyo quilt and the one I looked at, you sewed the yoyo's to a plain piece of square fabric and then the blocks were sewn together. Neat idea.

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    no, my yo yo's are independent of each other just as normal " round" yo yo's are... but they are square

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    no, my yo yo's are independent of each other just as normal " round" yo yo's are... but they are square
    Where did you get the pattern? I would love to see it. Either that or a picture of your yoyos before you put them into a quilt.

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    Congrats to you!!! Can't wait to see the pics!

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    My cousin Bessie has a quilt made with square yo-yos. It was started by our grandmother. Aunt Nannie, Bessie's mother, worked on it some. Then, Bessie completed. Bessie uses it on her bed for a bedspread. The oldest squares in the quilt are more than 50 years old. I'm surprised that the idea is new to so many quilters.

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    I can't wait to see this one. It's new to me.

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    three rows done!! Hope to get many more rows completed tomorrow!

    Ya'll cheering me on has modivated me even further to get this one complete!! thanks guys!

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    Can you share a picture of ONE yoyo so we can see?

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    UPDATE****

    I found the book I got the originial pattern out of ... ( of course after 3 + yrs... I couldn't remember which of my blocks were dark and which was light... so I just did hodgepodge mix- instead of the dark row/light row.
    This is called a McAllister McPuff. I have taken some pic, sorry they are blurred.... these small digitals cameras dont take close ups well.

    I'm up to row 5 of zigzaging it together....

    book was published in 1995
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    what it was supposed to look like according to the book
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    block cut out pattern... sew up the corners, turn right sides out, stuff with a sqaure of batting, then drawstring up like a regular yoyo.... then zigzag together!
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    Is it done yet, can we see it yet? Maybe just a quick peek?

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    Here's a great tutorial on making the square yo-yo's.

    http://sunshinescreations.vintagethr...-tutorial.html

    Angel Blessings........Anna Adelia

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    I found this tutorial for a block very simular to mine

    http://www.reddawn.net/quilt/squareyo.htm

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