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Thread: Yo-Yo Coverlet for Queen Bed

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    Super Member Barb_MO's Avatar
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    This is the Yo-Yo coverlet that I made about 10 yrs. ago. I used some of every fabric I had used in making every one of the quilts I had made up until then...plus all those solid onesthat my aunt made for me.
    I use this over a machine quilted white-on-white quilt.

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    full coverlet over white-on-white quilt
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    Your coverlet is baeutiful, very elegant! An heirloom for sure. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Talk about a quilt journal!!!! That's beautiful!

    My question is this: Did you

    1. save a piece of each fabric then make all the yo-yos or

    2. make your yo-yos out of each piece and save them up or

    3. make the yo-yos and sew them together so that it's been a long running WIP?

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    Your quilt is really pretty especially the scalloped edge. Great job!!

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    What a wonderful family treasure. I just can't imagine the hours and hours of work that went into this labor of love.
    It is beautiful.

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    Wow, that is beautiful. Great job. I can't imagine making all those yo-yos. Great job.

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    WOW! It's beautiful! Any idea of how many yo-yo's there are?

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    very nice! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    Talk about a quilt journal!!!! That's beautiful!

    My question is this: Did you

    1. save a piece of each fabric then make all the yo-yos or

    2. make your yo-yos out of each piece and save them up or

    3. make the yo-yos and sew them together so that it's been a long running WIP?
    When I decided I wanted to make the coverlet, I went to my scrap boxes...I usually buy at least an additional 1/4 yr. of everthing and since I never throw anything away, the scraps from all of my quilts were there. So, I just started making yo-yos.
    It took me several years to make and I did have a little help from my family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorBanaquilts
    WOW! It's beautiful! Any idea of how many yo-yo's there are?
    There are about 2,500 yo-yo. The measure about 11/2 in. across. When I was done making them I had three or four paper grocery bags full.

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    Your coverlet is stunning. I started making yo-yo's in January. I have 400 so far. Thanks for sharing.

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    That is amazing! Just beautiful!

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    That it beautiful... I've got my grand-daughter learning to sew the yo-yo's, when completed it will be here first quilt.

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    WOW WOW WOW....I think this quilt is awesome!!!!

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    that is beautiful!!!

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    OH it is gorgeous!

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    Wow! Gorgeous!

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    Absolutely lovely! The borders are very unique...love 'em!

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    Wow very pretty

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    Thank you all for the nice comments.

    I forgot...I was going to add a picture of the Yo-Yo quilt in our local quilt show. so, here we are.

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    my 8 little graddaughters are making me a quit from yo yo's I showed them and now it has been 2yrs in the making every time they come to stay they do some it is nearly finished I am so Proud they range from 12yrs to 4 yrs priceless right
    One Happy Gram
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    Wow!! What a stunning quilt :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by ann clare
    Your coverlet is stunning. I started making yo-yo's in January. I have 400 so far. Thanks for sharing.
    You two are just a little ahead of me. I started making them in January and I probably have about 75 so far. At this rate I should have enough for a coverlet when I'm 150 years old!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie k
    my 8 little graddaughters are making me a quit from yo yo's I showed them and now it has been 2yrs in the making every time they come to stay they do some it is nearly finished I am so Proud they range from 12yrs to 4 yrs priceless right
    One Happy Gram
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    I'm sure you will treasure it forever.

    The young ones do like to try to make yo-yos. I usually let them, but not always use them in a project.

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    That is fantastic! It is certainly a work to be proud of!

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