Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Fruits of Someone Else's Labors

My recent foray into the world of yo-yo making has me peering through my bins of scraps, looking for those odds and ends of fabric that are big enough for a jumbo yo-yo (about 5" squareish scraps will do) - but yet not fabrics that I have earmarked for other projects.

This has proven to be tougher than I thought - especially since I have my eye on some scrappy quilt projects this spring.

And then I remembered my stash of circles.

When Lazy Sister Sue finished the quilt she made Hubby and I as a wedding gift (1994), she gave me the leftover scraps. Rectangles, small squares, a few larger pieces.

And lots and lots and lots of circles. 5" ish circles. Perfect potential yo-yo circles. Circles that create a lot of waste if I trimmed them into squares for piecing.

Did I mention that there were a lot of these???

The rectangles and other scraps are pretty much gone - incorporated into a wedding quilt for my nephew (Lazy Sister Sue's son). This is all that is left - and I have been carrying them around in my stash for years.

So now I have been making them into yo-yo's.

They match my quilt - so maybe they will become a pillow.
Or maybe something else.
I am not sure yet - but it has been fun to play with the yo-yo maker and have all these ready cut circles just waiting.

Thanks for the prep work, sis!!!

5 comments:

Moneik said...

Great way to use up scraps!

jillquilts said...

Awesome use of scraps! Way to go!!

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SusanC said...

Glad you were able to put those scraps to good use, I had forgotten that I had given them to you. Should we set aside a scrap or two for the Munchkin's wedding quilt?!?!

LYL MYM

Jo-Ann said...

I love making the yoyos with the yoyo maker. I saw a wreath in a quilt shop and plan to make one for myself with my yoyos. DH and I were on vacation last summer in upstate NY and I went to a local Jo-Ann's and bought some small amounts of fabric and made yoyos galore.