Thursday, 7 April 2011

I really shouldn't

get started on something else, especially when there's work to do, planting to be done, chores to get through, but what the heck, I'll do it anyway!

I was doing a spot of tidying up earlier on in the week and saw an article I had cut out depicting vintage yoyo quilts.  Traditional yoyo quilts were made from using small scraps of fabric and as I have an over run basket full of them I thought it was another way of using up some of them.

Apparently, they were made in the thousands as each would be about 1" in diameter.  I'm making 2" ones and as you can see I've made 1 but cut out lots of circles - I may be some time doing this!

It was also a project undertaken by a number of people - ha ha (only me doing this one).

It doesn't need to be backed or bound as the quilt should be double thickness due to the construction of the yoyos. Mine will be vintage by the time it's finished.....The question is, will I continue with it or will it end up on a pile of other WIP's?????

The other day Vintage Vicki was offering to send 2 ladybird books she had picked up.  One of them was The Gingerbread Boy which I haven't got.  I was fortunate enough to be the first to say I would like it.  Vicki promptly sent it and yesterday it arrived all beautifully wrapped.  Thanks Vicki!

Easter holidays start later today so I'll sign off for a few days - enjoy whatever you are going to be doing!


mad about bags said...

I love the fact its not just me that feels the persistant draw of starting a new project, that "it just can't wait feeling", i would hate to think how many WIP i have!!!
i'm sure i will be lovely (when its finished!!!)have a great Easter
regards tracy

Serenata said...

I've got a lovely funny poem about WIP, I will have to put it on my blog.

Good luck with the yo yo quilt! We want to see if finished ;-)

Have a great Easter Break.

KC'sCourt! said...

Think I know "THe Gingerbread Boy" off by heart they times I read to my boys
Julie xxxxxx

Young at Heart said...

I think I had that book when I was a kid.....oh my!!

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Wow, Sarah, the quilt looks like a big undertaking but I know that you're the woman for the job! I love the fabrics you've cut out already.

Have a good Easter break. xx

Bee happy said...

Good luck with the yoyos :) have a great easter break!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

VintageVicki said...

Glad book arrived safely - enjoy your read :)

Hope you have a good easter break too - roll on 3.30 :)

PinkCatJo said...

I have that book in the loft. Sweet!

Have a good Easter break! x

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Sooooo many projects, so little time! Have a lovely Easter break xx

sylviesgarden said...

I love yo-yo quilts. Unfortunately I'm terrible at making yo-yo's so I'll never be able to make one. Can't wait to see yours.

Cowboys and Custard said...

You must finish it.. because I would like to know how you do it then I can add it to my pile of W.I.P's.. I am sure it will look wonderful however long it takes.
Did I hear you might be coming to the V & H tomorrow?? Do come and say hello if you are..
Michele x

Cowboys and Custard said...

Oh goody... see you tomorrow Sarah. I'll be the frazzled one in the corner.
Michele x

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Good Luck with the yoyo's going to be fabulous Im sure :o) Scarlett x

Alix said...

The lure of the new project...Ah, yes, I know it well! I am going to make a special place for all my works in progress and start making a determined effort to finish them all off. I think the yo-yo quilt will be amazing, and oh-so snuggly!

Lyn said...

When sorting through Hubby's grandma's things we found a nightdress case habd made using yo-yo's must dig it out again! Good luck with yours.
Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog too!

Florence and Mary said...

I hope you're having a great time and enjoying some nice weather!

Victoria xx