The little princess was tucked neatly into the bed.
This is how I found her in the morning. She must have found the pea. Or maybe Zeus decided he wanted to sleep on the bed.
Where we left off in making the yo-yos:
I used up all of the reproduction fabric Wendy gave me to make yo-yos (pillows) and mattresses. Or maybe they are coins and billion dollar bills.
I used up all of the English Garden fat quarter pack.
I used up the parts of the other fat quarter pack I had bought for this. It was designed to give the feel of the 1930s although I don't think it was reproduction fabrics. I didn't add the whole pack because there were some fabrics I put in a scrap quilt. At the time I had a different idea of what colorway I was using for this coverlet.
This is where we are now:
This is what 700 yo-yos look like together, minus a few that were too shy to get in the group shot. Only a few left to go.
I also went through my stash to find other fabric to use. Mostly micro-floral, dots and checks. A lot of these are calicos from the 80s and 90s so I am happy to finally give them a place to shine.
This coverlet uses a lot of fabric because the front and the back of the coverlet is being made at the same time. And there is more fabric waste in cutting circles instead of squares. I don't understand how yo-yos were a depression era pattern because it is wasteful.
The additional fabrics were more saturated colors and darker that were added that changed the direction of the colorway I was using. In my defense, it is winter. And let's face it, I wouldn't have been able to make a pastel quilt in the spring either, unless I chose all the fabric at once and stuck with them throughout the making. I love the look of it, but like a minimal quilt, it is hard for me to do.
The last few (56) yo-yos have mostly pinks in them.
While the resulting yo-yo pile looks like a mishmash of everything, I was very selective in what I was adding. I let intuition be my guide and can't really tell you why a particular fabric was selected or rejected. Hopefully they all play together nicely. What do you think? Do you see any fabric that doesn't belong?
2020: Week 4 of 15 Minutes to Stitch
I spent this week making yo-yos and mattresses for a yo-yo coverlet I am making to reproduce the one I saw in New Orleans. That one was all one color (cream).
15 minute days this week -- 7 out of 7 days
15 minute days this year -- 7 out of 26 days
Success rate = 100%
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