I’m quite the yo-yo making addict. The Clover makers just make them so easy & mindless, that I get lost in making them. That said, I get on kicks…make them like a maniac for a few weeks & then don’t touch them for months.
I have been working on making about 900 since summer of 2011 when I saw this quilt in American Patchwork & Quilting magazine (June 2011 if you want to hunt down a copy). Their pattern was for a lap size, but over-achiever that I am, I wanted a queen.
(this is about 600 yo-yo’s)
Now I am up to 850 or so, so I think it’s time to start the applique!
I am using this black tonal paisley in 108” width for the backdrop, so I won’t have to piece my strips.
It will be another 2 years before I have this applique done, I am certain, BUT I am entertaining the idea that I will be finished in time to display at our October guild show. (it’s a pipe dream, but hey, you gotta have goals, right?)