First off, I can't hardly believe I've been forgetting to share my favorite Christmas present!
My mother has had this old string dispenser for years. When she bought it at an antique store it already had all those rolls of giftwrapping ribbons on it. I have always coveted this, but it was one of those things that she'd say, "Guess you'll get it when I'm gone." Usually when she says this I think to myself, "eh, by then I'll have bought one for myself" but in this case the darned thing is an elusive find. I was completely surprised and OH SO HAPPY to find it in a big giftbag under the tree on Christmas morning.
Every single day that I go in my studio I get to look at it sitting there in my favorite things nook and think, "That mom...she's pretty generous after all!" Thanks Mom!! Love you.
Has anyone else been thinking they'd like to make a yoyo quilt? If so, I'd like to share what I've come up with.
This *base* took longer to assemble than I expected. Probably three evenings worth of work. But I think it'll make the quilt so much more stable and last for years to come. Here is how the base will be put to use.
I saw a peek of a yoyo quilt in a magazine ad and was struck by how many hundred of green yoyos would be spared if I sashed it this way instead--with whole cloth. In the picture I saw they put a yoyo of the same green fabric at each cornerstone to still tie in the yoyo feel, but I think it could go either way. AND, I am so happy to report, I'll be done with it much sooner than I first thought. First I thought I needed 82 squares but recently recounted and I only needed 59 (don't ask---just flaky grandma brain at work). Then when I laid it out on the bed today I realized I calculated it to be way too long at the foot of the bed, so I'll be lopping off nine more squares. 50 is quite do-able, considering I've already got 25 done. yay!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. :-)