Sunday, August 25, 2013

Yo-Yo Pillow Finish and QAL Update

This yo-yo pillow has been on my to-do list for quite sometime.  The first time I saw something similiar was on Pinterest.  My mom whipped up hundreds of these yo-yos for me.
 I made the quilted piece first and then applied the yo-yos.  It was easy enough using a dab of glue stick to hold the yo-yo in place and then I machine stitched a simple tack stitch to secure them.
 Melissa at http://happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot.com/2013/07/star-surround-quilt-long-schedule.html posted the next step of the QAL Star Surround.  I worked diligently on this project to get my sides and corners finished in time.
 Then I was so excited about seeing the blocks come together that I burned the midnight oil and finished my top.  TA-DA!

46 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love how you tacked the yo-yo's on the pillow - stored away for use. And you Star Surround is just lovely!! I admit that I too have gone on to put my top together ahead of schedule.

Jeanna said...

Perfect stars!!!

What a fun pillow...the quilting is gorgeous :)

AnnieO said...

Your quilting is gorgeous on that pillow! Love the yo yos a lot.

The quilt top is really really terrific. Wonderful design and love the colors you chose.

Cathy said...

I'm sitting here admiring your yo-yo pillow; great use for yo-yos and pretty too. That's a yo-yo project I think I could actually finish! I know I could not stick with it long enough to make a whole quilt.

Bari Jo said...

Oh that pillow!!!!! Beautiful! I love how you quilted it first and then appliqued the yo-yos... and what a great idea to bar tack them with the machine - genius! And your star quilt top looks great! What a perfect use of the strip fabric - you had it all going one way and it looks so good! It's on my bucket list, too!

Leeanne said...

I love the Yoyo cushion, this too has been on my MUST DO LIST too!
Great star quilt......happy quilting!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Amazing! I love your fabric selection! What fabric line is that?
Stefanie

WoolenSails said...

Those both came out beautifully, you have been busy this weekend.

Debbie

Joyful Quilter said...

Very cute pillow! I can I borrow your mom?

I can why you burned that oil...love the fabrics / colors you chose.

Karen said...

Your yo yo pillow is adorable and I love the quilting behind it. Your quilt top - gorgeous. Good for you burning that midnight oil - congrats on that.
hugs - karen

Quilts And Pieces said...

It's beautiful!

Kindred Quilts said...

Star Surround is stunning! Some projects just beckon us to stay with them into the late hours of the day! Cute idea for a pillow... who doesn't love yo-yo's!

Carol said...

I love your Star Surround quilt. Cute little yo yo pillow too.

Darlene said...

The yo-yo pillow is adorable, Mary. I LOVE it.

And, you quilt is a true beauty.

Janet O. said...

What a clever way to assemble the yo-yo pillow. It is so pretty.
What is midnight oil for if we can't burn it occasionally (okay, so I burn it all the time)? Sometimes you just have to go for it! What a beautiful pattern, and the fabrics you have used have made a vibrant display. Wonderful!

QuiltSue said...

Your yoyo cushion is great and the Star Surround is just wonderful. I wouldn't have been able to stop either!

Lynn said...

I love the pillow, really like the background quilting on it. And that quilt is gorgeous, love those fabrics and the colors!

Cheryl said...

Oh, yum!! Love the texture of the quilting behind the yo-yos!

Aunt 'Reen said...

I love the quilted Yo-Yo pillow!
Your Star Surround turned out beautiful! Love your colors.

andsewon said...

Sweet Yo Yo pilla! You are such the over achiever! ;-)Love your version!

Melissa Corry said...

Your quilt top is just stunning. I love the color combos and your points are just fantastic!! Great job!! So fun to burn that midnight oil!! And now you are all ready to link up to the grand prize. Yippee!!!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

wow and wow!! Love the yo-yos! I have a whole bag of them that I've been working on. Maybe I will do the same for a pillow for Punk's bed. LOVE the quilt! It's a stunner!

Wendy said...

You must be so pleased to have a wonderful top all finished. It's gorgeous.

Tatkis said...

Such a lovely yoyo pillow!
Your quilt top is adorable, colours are great!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Carrie P. said...

what a great idea to quilt a background first. I love that pillow and your quilt. Well done!

Sinta Renee said...

Cute yoyo pillow:) I love your QAL project too. I understand jumping ahead and getting it done... you must have been so excited to see each block come together!

Loris said...

Sweet! I bet your mom loves seeing that pillow. So clever too!

Sue said...

Love your Star Surround quilt ! Congrats on a great finish !

Your pillow is Adorable, clever way to use yo yo's !

Valerie Z said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!!! The pillow is beautiful and the perfect way to showcase your Mom's awesome work!! Looking forward to seeing how you quilt this one! Enjoy the day!

Cheryl said...

I Love Yoyo's and the pillow is beautiful!!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Love the yo-yo's and soooooooooo want that quilt! Oh myyyyyy....it's so gorgeous!

Jo said...

This is one of those quilt alongs that I wish I would have started...but know better than to start right now or it will just be another UFO. Goodness knows I don't need more of them?!

Needled Mom said...

How did I miss this post, Mary? Guess it was when we were out of town? I LOVE your yo-yo pillow. That is the PERFECT use for those yo yos. Did your mom love it?

Michelle said...

Beautiful! The quilting is amazing!

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