Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Look at what I found

I had to search for these quilt parts after a big tidy up, I almost forgot about them!

Last year before a quilt retreat, I cut out enough fabric for two quilts using the same fabrics.
The yo yo's were made after retreat. They were made out of 6 1/2" circles and I must have made about 130 of them. I made 121 blocks that weekend
It starts with a square cut 5 1/2 " How simple is this?
On my design wall I have a partially made quilt top which I can't take down and I don't feel like finishing it. Since I needed the wall to put these blocks up, I just pinned the top that was already on and overlaid a flannel sheet over it. Problem solved!
Very retro, fun cosy looking top. I now have to label the blocks according to position and rows and then I can sew all the yo yo's on. I definitely don't want to do it after the top is together.
The original quilt is pictured in the book called Cotton Candy Quilts by Mary Mashuta but the magazine on the right shows it on the cover of this magazine that it was a project in.
I love the 30's style quilts but I often add other fabrics with them to give a more retro, sparked up look. Now all I have to do is get onto those yo yo's, at least I'm one step closer.

40 comments:

Maree said...

How Fabulous does this Quilt Look...Love Yo Yo's too...Love it.!!

Robyn said...

Oooh I love visiting your blog... you always inspire me! Woooohoo!

Stina said...

Ohhh.. I say the same..Love this one.. and the fabrics.. gosh ..wish I had that stash!!! You are a true inspiration..THANKS!!!! :o)

clare's craftroom said...

That is amazing , I love all those happy colours .

Di said...

Such a happy looking quilt, Janet - and so worth finishing! But don't bother labelling all those squares so you'll know where they go. Just take a photo and use it for reference when you're laying them out to join together. Much faster!

Fiesta said...

Very nice Janet.

Crispy said...

Very cute quilt Janet. It's so lively and makes you want to stop and look at each square.

Crispy

Stephanie said...

What a terrific find and a fun and very pretty quilt.

comfortstitching said...

Too much inspiration!!!! Every time I pop along here there is even more fabbby goodness!! Your quilt is looking oh so so stunning!!

decafplease said...

you have got the best sense of color! what a marvelous quilt! surely you never sleep. you can't! :o)

Jackie said...

This quilt is fantastic and I love the 30's too! Mary Mashuta's book is very inspiring.

amy said...

SOOOOOoooo charming, Janet! Don't you just love looking at the Cotton Candy Quilts book? I'm always cheered up by it.

Quilt Hollow said...

Always fun to pop in and see what is happening here...never disappoint!

ranette said...

Very happy and comfy looking quilt...you always inspire me!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh wow! I love that quilt!! Be sure to show us when you are finished.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love yo-yo's. This quilt is going to be incredible. Be sure to show it to us when you get it all done :-)

mamaspark said...

Really cute! That's a LOT of yo-yo's!

Kathie said...

oh you have to finish this one
what a great take along project to sew the yoyos on the squares,
its just beautiful!
can't believe you "forgot" about ti!
LOL
Kathie

Linda said...

Such a cute quilt top, I don't envy you all that yo yo stitching.

Nedra said...

This looks like a great way to use up scraps. Love the yoyo's.

Sherri said...

Amazing!!! Love the yo yo's...I might have to make some soon! And your quilt is wonderful!

Karen said...

That's a lot of yo-yo's! I love it.

Mary Beth said...

How fun is that yo yo quilt!!!!!!! I LOVE IT! I am keeping my eye on that one as a potential future project for myself. Great eye! It looks so FUN and happy!
Are you enjoying the applique of of the McLean quilt? I am doing the Lollypop Trees and love the circles and LACK of inner curves. I am a follower of you now! Great work!

Carrie P. said...

Love it. The block sure does look different once you put those yo yos on.

Kerstin said...

Hi Janet, oh I like this funny retro look so much! A wonderful fantastic idea!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Very cute! You are one busy girl!

Shari said...

What a fun quilt! And that's a lot of yo-yo's! I would put them on the blocks before joining as well. I just love these vintage looking scrappy quilts! Great job!

Amelia said...

This is cool it is something I could get your DGD1 to do - although she may loose interest in the yo yo's

Janet said...

Another great idea I would like to try. You have a wonderful eye for color and combining prints. Looked at your princess feathers too and your precision and perfection continue to amaze me.

jean said...

Ahh Janet I can see you are a true quilter. You to have many quilts on the go at once. I love the way you just trot them out lol . I love that quilt and I think yo yo's might make a return in my world. They are very transportable, unlike some projects.
You are very inspiring.

belinda said...

The quilt and the yoyos are adorable...what a nice surprise to discover them again!!

Béa said...

I love visiting your blog,you always inspire me! Very beautiful quilt and colours. Kiss from France

Kaaren said...

Vintage and retro...my two most favorite words. What a fun quilt, Janet and it goes without saying that I LOVE it!

Karen said...

What a very good idea to use the yo-yo's that way. I dislike making yo-yo's but I surely do like the way they look in a project.

Nancy said...

That quilt is so happy! Are the yoyos sewn on by hand or machine? That might be yet another that I need to try. Thanks.

Darlene said...

I'm hyperventilating here - I love this quilt! Do you mind, Janet if I do one like it???? I'm crazy about it!

Bizarre Quilter said...

Oh my goodness!! How extraordinary! THanks for sharing. THe colours are just gorgeous.

Shasta said...

Oh this looks like a great project. Love the yo-yos!

Megan said...

What a great project. I love the yo-yo's. I am with C&T Publishing and it is always exciting to see our books inspiring people. www.ctpubblog.com

mnneedleworker said...

Love this quilt. Your color choices are just wonderful. Would you please tell us what issue of the country crafts magazine is shown on your blog- that shows the yoyo quilt on the cover?