Friday, September 2, 2022

Yoyo Flimsy

I'm not even sure how long this top has been sitting half assembled. Wayyy too long! The problem really was that it was too challenging to keep taking it out and packing it away every day. Now I have a dedicated sewing space and I can leave it laid out. It went together quickly and easily in the end.

The pattern is Yo-Yo Rows by Terry Atkinson, from the June 2011 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting. So that is probably eleven years to get this far. 😂 it's probably ironic that the hand sewing went fast, and it was the machine sewing that bogged down. I used the extra large (60mm) yoyo maker from Clover, and that was a lot of fun to do.

The pictures do not do this one justice, it is quite rich.

I want to use a bright floral for the back. I'll have to dig through my stash and see what I can find.

Now I have to decide now if I want to switch my machine over to quilting, or finish another flimsy first. I think I probably have one or two more here that are also very close to done.

It's quite ludicrous that some of these projects have taken so long to complete! But I never doubted that they would be, and I have to say it is very satisfying to wrap them up even after all this time!

I was showing some flimsies to family earlier this summer, and they commented that they don't want to try quilting themselves because I am "so good" at it. I laughed and said there was 10 years of failure on my blog before I got to this point! To be honest that was probably even more discouraging. 🤣

But I'm finding the long learning curve and breadth of things there are to learn in quilting are what make it so rewarding. And I know I'm still just getting started, there's so much to explore. I'm feeling very blessed that I have the time and space to do that now! Happy quilting! ❤


  1. Your yoyo quilt is beautiful! I remember that quilt from the magazine, I thought it was lovely. Happy stitching!

  2. That is a real beauty and you should be so proud. I, too, have a cache of projects that need finishing. I just got one back from the long-armer. I intended to donate it but like it too much. So I am keeping it for myself. It's a Gyleen Fitzgerald pattern.

  3. Oh yes, 'I'm finding the long learning curve and breadth of things there are to learn in quilting are what make it so rewarding.'--this definitely resonated with me! So glad you are getting some of the older makes out and giving them some love. It's lovely to have a glance back once in awhile and contemplate things from a different perspective!

  4. It is a wonderful quilt! All htose yoyos and all that love poured into this over the years, so good to be almost finished.

  5. I am just now seeing this. I remember this pattern in the magazine you mentioned, and I loved it, too. However, I was not inclined to make it. Yours is gorgeous.


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