Sunday, October 14, 2012

UFY...Un Finished Yo-yo

 I think it's pretty safe to say I've been working on these yo-yos for 20 years.  Because that would be about the time DuAnn Wright taught a short class at the Quilt Crossing (Boise, Idaho) that I took on making the yo-yo's to string together for a tree garland.  I've been working on these for so long that some of them were sewn by quilt buddies in the Friday Nooners group in Idaho.  Many by Lois Bell.

In the back shows part of the arm rest sewing caddy made by Wilma Smith (Idaho) that I always use for my yo-yos. 
I made one 25' garland years ago and gave it to my Aunt Joan.  I guesstimate that I have at least 1,500 pre-cut circles left to sew.  So if I sewed 10 per day it would take me half a year to finish but 10 per day is actually a tall order.  I think the finish date will be at least 3 years from now, but don't hold your breath.


  1. Hey! I'll help you make some. C'mon over and we'll sit in my studio and yo-yo-yo.

  2. I have a bag full of purple Yo-Yos I worked on for about a dozen years... then they were tucked away with the grapevine trellis quilt they were intended for. Seeing this, and your 'tree' project (I also made a truckload of leaves) inspires me to pull it out & finish it!!!
    Thanks from Idaho for the inspiration my friend!

    1. Greta, YOU GO GIRL! I've been trying to get projects done a little quicker than normal and I'm feeling good about it.

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