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Design Wall Monday – by the numbers

Design Wall Monday – by the numbers



Nine Great Granny Square blocks!   Eleven to go and it will be a lap size!








Forty Postage Stamps blocks!  I’m getting closer, only 16 blocks left!







Forty-nine Yo-Yos!   We have a long way to go with this one.  Nine of them are sewn together to start the coverlet.


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🙂 Linda




How many Yo-Yos make a quilt? – Design Wall Monday

How many Yo-Yos make a quilt? – Design Wall Monday


Oops!  I’ve done it again!  My photographer daughter, Stephanie, discovered a nice vintage Yo-Yo coverlet at a consignment shop with a pretty hefty price tag recently.  While vintage is great, it’s a lot spend for photo props.  So how about making one?  Sure!!  I love starting projects!

After testing the Clover Yo-Yo maker, I have to say I’m hooked!  They are fun and easy to make and every one is perfect!  Even a non sewer could make these and Stephanie’s planning to start making them, too.

I’m using the extra large yo-yo maker that needs a 5.5″ square of fabric.  OF COURSE, I’ve just cut about everything I own into 5″, 2.5″ and 2″ squares!  So, now I’m perusing my fabric again looking for larger pieces.  Fortunately, for making Yo-Yos, you do not need the best fabric, so I’m digging out some of my older fabric from my sewing and crafting days.  Just add color!  I’m a little scared to figure out how many we’ll need to make, 625 for a lap size?

Have you made a Yo-Yo coverlet?  Any tips or advice?  I’d love to hear from you.  If you have pictures, send them to linda @ lrdesignsquilting.com  (remove spaces) and I’ll post them.

Check out Stephanie’s photography here!

Thanks for looking and check out other Design Wall Monday projects at Patchwork Times.  🙂 Linda

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