Thursday, November 19, 2009

Patriotic Yo-Yos on Sew and Tell

Isn't this pillow a beauty? This was made by a lady I go to church with by the name of Leanna Smith. I think I surprised her with my enthusiasm over her talent! The flag pillow has 480 yo-yos, most of them at one inch. The little white 'stars' are even smaller!
I didn't take a photo of the back, but it is done in all white yo-yos. I told her my handwork is so slow, I would've been lucky to do the front, and use a solid cloth on the back, *vbg*!





She said she doesn't do quilting, "I couldn't." She likes to do her hand sewing in the evenings while she watches a little t.v.
I asked if she had done any other sewing, she told me she's made 17 queen size yo-yo coverlets-!!! Wouldn't we like to see those? I want to introduce her to English paper-piecing hexagons...what do you think?



I baked three "Pumpkin Pie Cakes" with my students on Thursday, for our Pilgrim Feast Celebration Friday, so there is not a lot of my own sewing to share this week. Thank you for letting me spotlight Leanna's work on Sew and Tell Friday!

17 comments:

  1. That's amazing! I would think English paper piecing could suit her, being so familiar and talented with yo-yos.

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  2. What an amazing pillow. I'm a sucker for anything patriotic and to have put so much tiime and effort into this! Wow! Would love to see her other quilts and paper piecing sounds like it would be right up her alley!

    Thanks for such a fun Friday Finish...pass the cake please?

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  3. 17 queen size yo-yo's.... oh my goodness!

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  4. Just beautiful--she might really like hexes, too. Now you've got me thinking about pumpkin pie . . .

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  5. Just lovely - and I'm lucky to get one or two yo-yo's done - much less an entire project.

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  6. Wow! Really cute though. And I would love to see the other yo-yo things too! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. The pillow looks fantastic. I would love to see the coverlets. I have seen one yo-yo coverlet before and it was gorgeous.

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  8. that is a impressive amount of yo-yo's!

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  9. That is beautiful! Good thing my hubby didn't see this, or he'd want me to make one for him.(He was born on the fourth of July. LoL)

    I once mended a queen-size yo-yo coverlet for a friend, which was made by her grandma. It was gorgeous! And all in pink and white yo-yos. I cannot imagine ever making that many yo-yos, let alone enough for 17 of them!!! Just... wow!

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  10. The cushion came out great! It reminds me of berries.

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  11. What a fabulous idea! I love yo yos. I will have to try this one. Thanks!

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  12. That is so awesome! And yes, I would like to see those coverlets!!

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  13. Beautiful!!! I love yo-yos. Unfortunately mine never come out looking like these. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I love it! That looks great! The first thing I ever made was a flag pillow :)

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