Here's the next project Ethel and I are working on.
Red and White Yoyo quilt. Odd name, but that's what they call them.
Made with a plastic template, which makes life a lot easier. Those poor women, in the "good old days" I can't imagine doing these without one.
I never cared much for yoyo quilts, you usually find them with all different colored fabrics, and no backing. Maybe that's why. But when I saw it done in red and white, I fell in looooove.
Off to the fabric store, and of course you are limited at Joann Fabrics, so several shops later, and a thinner wallet, we had what we needed.
One of the stops was at Hobby Lobby. We didn't even stop for fabric there, but what a pleasant surprise, they have quite a collection.
And quite a few red and whites.
This is a yoyo, the front is the scrunched up side. This size is 3 1/2"
You start off with a square and end up with this.
Ethel fought me on the football pattern. Then I showed her it doesn't matter as long as you have the color you want.
Starting a nice little collection!
I had the basket full and stacked NEATLY,
then my grandson used it as a step to climb on the bed.
But he did put them all back in the basket for me.
You could just imagine!
Think I have enough pins!!!!
See them ALL on the table. Time to arrange on the board.
(the design board is insulation brd. covered with batting)
This was harder than it looks. I didn't have an even number of fabrics,
so arranging them was a challenge.
I had to walk away a few times, my eyes were going bonkers.
(well I have 3 more to do)
looks like candy
Now I have to sew each one on the backing strips.....
I'll post the progress of that later.
Ethel's yoyo's are 2 3/8"....so she has to make 409 of these little suckers.
May be awhile before you see hers on the design board.
Just kidding Ethel!
They go pretty quick.