Friday, May 20, 2011

YoYo Ma(y) Quilt

I was inspired by a design called "Posies" from the book Freddy and Gwen Collaborate Again, by Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran to create this bright and light wall hanging for spring this year.
I used to not like yo yos -- in fact, I really disliked yo yos, thinking they were too old fashioned and limiting - until I saw them used in this design. So I bought a package of yo yo maker plastic circles and went to town. Friends laughed that I needed a "maker" -- when they are so easy to make "by hand." But I resisted -- until one day, the dawn dawned, I tossed those plastic makers, and I became a yo you making yo yo. But, I promised myself "just for THIS quilt." I think I probably will keep that promise, but I'm pretty pleased with how this happy spring quilt brightens my wall. Notice the one block on the lower right - this poor wilted flower in its pot most closely resembles the flowers that I try to grow in my house and in my garden -- but I keep hoping that some day, my thumb will turn green and my real flowers will more closely resemble the bright puffy and fresh yo yos in this wall hanging.


stitchinpenny said...

Love the yo-yo flowers. The colors are so bright and cheerful.

mb. said...

so much fun! I love the yoyo flowers.

Anonymous said...

Especially love how you used such an old fashioned, and often hated (me) making of the yo-yo's!! I may need to rethink this when I don't have to make a gazillion for one quilt!

Eileen said...

Absolutely darling and so fun! Love your story. I made a cazillion yo yo's awhile ago but haven't figured out how to use them. This would be good inspiration. Thanks for sharing and have a great day