Dec 4, 2009

Sew & Tell Friday

::Nov STUD Swap::


I had so much FUN with this little quilt--I got the background finished fairly early in November, then I had a fantastic cold. Finally this week I was able to finish the yo-yos--only to find that the ones I'd made were not BIG enough (didn't take into account overlapping them).

Frantically, I made some larger ones and searched for buttons (I wanted to mail it on time to be in the Dec swap!). In the end, I was really pleased with the results. I didn't even want to mail it off! Nearly done with a smaller version (using the first yo-yo's) for myself.

 

November's theme is "Winter with a Twist." I have something sweet (candy border), something sparkly (lots of fairy frost and shiny thread), and something vintage (like--yo-yos).

Lessons learned:
  1. Overlap yo-yos look cool.
  2. One can spend oh-so-much time choosing buttons!
  3. Backstitch rayon quilting because rayon thread slips out of knots.
Can't wait to get going on the December SWAP ~ Go Green!

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This has been a tough week, but my GRATITUDES are:
  • Satisfaction in finishing a truly nice swap.
  • Great meatloaf sandwich for lunch (it reminds me of Grandma)
  • No need to shop much for Christmas gifts--most of my family is perfectly happy with HANDMADE!

 


17 comments:

beth said...

what a sweet tree! And YOU get to have one too?? how nice!

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

Love that tree! cute!

SueWis said...

So cute! I need to make one of these. I love yo-yos. I hear ya on the buttons, funny how it takes so long to choose them. Your button selection is perfect for this.

Mrs Moen said...

Your tree is so cute! I have not made yo-yos yet, but I've got a tool which I will try out some time, a Clover disc type thing. I'm amazed by all the different projects people are making using yo-yos!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my your little tree is so cute. Love it!

Sew It Up! said...

Very cute! I'm also a yo-yo fan. I can't stop making them.

Pokey said...

This is one sweet tree! and don't I know about button choices, there are so many to choose from!

Karen said...

I can understand why you didn't want to send it. It looks great.

Leslie said...

your yo yo tree is amazing. i love love love it. amazing finish

Nina... said...

I love your Yo Yo tree, very sweet, indeed! Happy Holidays!!

Dotty Jane said...

You just can't go wrong with yo-yos and buttons! Very cute.
Vicki

Diane said...

This is so cute!

ivoryspring said...

Awwww, Kolleen,

This is absolutely cute!!

Shasta said...

This is beautiful. I bought a yo-yo maker, but there are so many other projects that are also on the list. Maybe I'll be able to find a way to use it this gifting season. I have a hard time giving away some of my swap quilts too. Very smart of you to make one for yourself as well.

sewtakeahike said...

cute yoyo tree! Thanks for posting the things you're grateful for! Meatloaf sandwiches rock!

Sharon said...

That is really cute! I love it.

amylouwho said...

Get out!!! I love yoyos! And what a cute way to use them. Now I have to do it!! I'm with Penny too - meatloaf sandwiches rock!!