Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Vintage Yo Yo's on a Quilt

On July 23, 2010 I posted about the Vintage Yo Yo's that were given to me by a friend, but I just wasn't sure what I wanted to do with them... So they sat in their box under my bed for another year and a half....

You can read that post HERE.

Pre-Quilted Quilt with Yo Yo's

But one day not too long ago, while pinning away on Pinterest. I came across THIS pin...

I knew instantly I was going to do the very same with my vintage Yo Yo's.

I bought a 50" x 60" off white quilt....
Pre-Quilted Quilt with Yo Yo's

I hand stitched / tacked down the Blocks of Yo Yo's that had already been sewn together...

And then I added a binding to the quilt to tie it all together...
Pre-Quilted Quilt with Yo Yo's

I LOVE LOVE LOVE how this quilt turned out...
Pre-Quilted Quilt with Yo Yo's

Super Simple with Simply Fantastic results...
Pre-Quilted Quilt with Yo Yo's
And have I mentioned that I LOVE Pinterest?

66 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

I made a yo-yo quilt (like the top of yours!) years ago! I gave it away! I wish I still had it! Yours is beautiful!

Anna Lena Land said...

Jodi, you amaze me! What a fabulous way to use your vintage blocks--and the binding is perfect!

sunny said...

How beautiful!!

Leanne said...

WOW your quilt is just beautiful.

Christine M said...

Your quilt is beautiful Jodi. You've done a great job.

Mama Pea said...

Really great! I've never been much for yo-yos, but every time I see them stitched together like this (whether sewn on a white quilt or just stitched together like this hand hanging up), I really adore them. Well done.

Nedra said...

Wow, Jodi, your quilt turned out fabulous. A great way to display yo yo's.

Lori Holt said...

This is so beautiful Jodi!... It was the perfect thing to do with your yoyo's and I love it!

natalie christensen said...

Now That makes one beautiful yo-yo quilt! On my to do list of quilts to make.

Lee D said...

Another winner! So fresh and inviting. Well done. I bet you feel good about finishing it.

luciethehappyquilter said...

I love making Yo Yos but only use them for embellishing. Now you have shown me the way I will make and use my Yo Yos and really enjoy them. Thank you for sharing.

Jessie @ Messy Jesse said...

oh that is just gorgeous, what a fabulous job you've made of it! :)

notes of sincerity said...

Oh wow Jodi. The new life given to your beloved yoyos is just beautiful. I remember when you received your gift. :0) Have a good day.

happy little cottage said...

So cute!! Is it wrong to love that binding so much??? :)

Jojo said...

That is beautiful and does justice to the precious yo-yos!

Susan said...

Love your yo-yo quilt!
I have just inherited yo-yo's that my great grandmother had made...not enough to make a quilt...possibly a pillow. The yo-yo's are discolored. Any advise on how to brighten them up?

hafza said...

Oh this is lovely..

Michelle said...

Thanks for the great idea!. I recently bought a vintage yo-yo quilt top at a church rummage sale. Maybe I can finally take it out of storage.

Bevie Pearl said...

thank you so very very much for posting this yo yo quilt idea. I have my MIL's bag of yo yos she made(many many years ago) and have never really found a way to use them......until now!! Thanks so very much for sharing!!

Michele said...

Oh wow! I love yo-yo's! It turned out so cute.

randi--i have to say said...

this is just wonderful! what a great way to use those yo=yos!

Renea said...

I have been making yo-yo's for years. I have hundreds made. Now I know how to use them. Thanks for the inspiration. I love your blog.

Jean said...

Oh my... I really really love this quilt!!!!! One cannot help but smile at a quilt made from vintage yoyos.....

LOVE IT!

Kelly O. said...

i am NOT a yo yo lover--I think mostly due to the fact that I don't know what to do with them! but this--this is a terrific idea that I actually like!

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Oh my goodness, that is a really sweet quilt. What a wonderful way to use those yo-yos. I love yo-yos and have a box of them waiting for me to decide what they will be. Hmmmmm, thank you so much for the great idea!
Julie

lindag1947 said...

beautiful. linda gerig

Staci said...

A M A Z I N G!
I am just blown away!

Laurel said...

Absolutely beautiful!!
Laurel/NJ
WHaeser1@aol

emilyc @ Sew Super Sweet said...

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

Cathy said...

Wow, what a good idea! Looks fantastic.

Ann T. said...

What a beautiful quilt and good use of the Yo-Yos. Another UFO complete.

Farmhouse Blessings said...

That just makes me happy!

Lea

Eileen said...

I love love that quilt too.

SharronR said...

Now I have an idea of what to do with the box of yo yo's I bought at a garage sale for $2.00 at least 6 years ago. Your quilt is beautiful, and I love the binding! Thanks Jodi!

Jennifer Gail said...

That's beautiful. I'm sewing some yo yos together now. Very slow process.

Sinta Renee said...

Awesome! I love that idea! I was loving your box of yoyo's before and now you just made a perfect pairing... beautiful Jodi!

AnnieO said...

Beautiful and clever! On my stair railing I have my grandmother's yo-yos that she had tied to a white backing by the ladies at her church--60 years after she first made the yo-yos in the 30's!

Di~ said...

Awesome! just beautiful. Where do you buy an off white quilt like that?

Kim said...

What a great idea!
Where did you find the white quilt?

I have some yos-yos that were gifted to me and I was trying to figure a way to sew them to wool.....but nothing as come to me yet, but this looks like it might be the answer.

thanks and Happy Sewing

Quiet Quilter said...

Beautiful! And your border matches so well!

Jenny said...

Beautiful!! I have some too, I made a couple of pillows out of them and now I know what it would look like if I made a quilt out of them! Thanks for sharing!

eamylove said...

You are such a GENIUS! This is just delightful!

Jen O said...

Just beautiful. Where did you get the quilt to tack them onto? And did you just sew your binding on top of the existing one, or did you remove the old one and put yours on? Love it!

Mary said...

So that actually started out a finished white quilt? What a great idea!

Kim said...

Another beautiful quilt! How lucky for you to receive all of those yummy yo-yos!

Kala said...

Color me green! Beautiful, thanks for sharing you talents here.

Tamie said...

What a great idea. Your quilt is stunning and the binding just sets it off.

Becky said...

Super cute! Love this idea and just made a little yo-yo project myself last week. I guess it's time to move onto a little bigger project tho! Your quilt is beautiful!

Tamatha said...

This is a gorgeous quilt! It might be my new dream project!

sandra said...

That is one beautiful quilt and I have always wanted to make a yo- yo quilt

Becky said...

I has inherited a yo-yo quilt top and have done nothing with it! Other than hanging it on the wall 20 years ago. Brightened up the basement apartment we were in.

Yours is marvelous! Is it heavy?

PS I pinned it.

Lois said...

That quilt is wonderful! I wish someone would give me a huge box of yo-yos and I'd make one too.

Pots and Pins said...

It's so great! I would never have thought of using a quilt - what a time saver that was and you made it unique, too!!! So clever!! xo, Nan

grammycarolynn (flickr) said...

Such incredible artistry...and, oh, how I love all the vintage prints from days gone by!
Thank you for your kind flickr comments and for reminding me to go to your blog! You have created something of such beauty and sentiment!
Blessings, my friend!
Carolynn

Vickie said...

This is fabulous! Love it!

Lynda said...

It turned out so beautiful! The binding was perfect.

Catherine said...

Just adore your yo-yo quilt! I am currently making a whole bunch of yo-yo's at the moment to make into a similar quilt. It's going to take me a while but thanks for the inspiration to keep going :-)

harleywife57 said...

wow ; STUNNING ! yo yos are beautiful , but I know I'll never attempt a big project with them!

Rhondi said...

That is a great way to use a yo yo quilt. Maybe I should do that with the one I got at a yard sale instead of just having it stowed away in the closet.

Little Pieces of My Life said...

FABULOUS QUILT Jodi! Please tell us where oh where did you find the wholecloth quilt? And replacing the binding with a print makes it pop! Not to mention the scallop edges. How could you not smile looking at such a happy quilt!
Hugs....Karen

Talin's Corner said...

That is just so beautiful. Great job!

Anonymous said...

I wanted a yoyo quilt and couldn't afford the vintage ones on internet so I decided to make my own. I have been cutting up all our old clothes and such and making them for over a year. I love how you have yours atop another quilt. When I saw it I knew this is how I wanted mine. Your binding is perfect. I only hope I can find one as good to go with my mismash of colors. Thanks for inspiring me! Kansasmom

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

This is a great, great idea! I've seen yo-yo's laid on top of a white bedspread - what an inspired idea to go ahead and attach them! If I ever get my hands on some yo-yo's, this is what I'll do:). Thanks for the inspiration!

Kelly said...

I love the yo-yos on a background. So much more stable (and eye-catching, in my opinion). When you say "tacked down", can you clarify how you did that - by hand with each individual yo-yo, or did you do any quilting over them essentially to hold them to the white backing? I couldn't quite tell from the photos.
Thanks for sharing!
I've pinned this quilt to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you'd like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/

Maria Girafa Ateliê said...

Oh my God!!!! This is lovely!!!! We love your blog!!! Kisses from Brazil!!!

googleuser said...

hi! I LOVE it too!!! I wondered if you could please give more detail about tacking the yoyo's to your quilt.....how do you do that? Do you just tack each yoyo down in one spot, or does it require more thorough sewing to keep it fully attached? I adore it.

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