Friday, October 03, 2008

It's Friday YEAH!!!

Ok I have been super lax in posting but things have been hectic on the home front. I just HAVE to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my sister...She's 30 today!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ann, I wish I was home to celebrate with you and a big Happy Joe's Pizza.....


Anyhow, I have slowly been working on The Noah's Ark Stitcheries by Lynnette Anderson. 4 done and I think 4 to go so far...she adds a new part each month. I am working on 2 cows at the moment. The carpets were being cleaned today ( necessity with 2 cats!) and so I went to my local quilt shop. Brought home a bit of fun...the JUMBO yo-yo maker.....and American Patchwork and quilting mag...
When I got home, I sat down and made a 3.5 inch yo-yo immediately.
My review of this maker (if you don't have one already) is that is requires a much larger square/circle of fabric than I imagined. I think I used a 7 inch square to make this yo-yo. It's size makes it a bit more clumsy to use. AND you have to use a LOONNNNNG piece of thread...yes you draw it up but until it's drawn up...you need alot. Will I use it again? Absolutely...as soon as I post this LOL....I am dreaming up what nifty little projects I could use these yo-yo's for.


5 comments:

Vickie said...

I can't wait to get that yo-yo maker! I have the other sizes, but not this one! Thanks for posting the information! I think that Noah's ark quilt is going to be wonderful!
Have a great weekend!

Jackie said...

I love that yo-yo maker. I have the smaller version and used it to make a bunny rabbit for Lucy Locket's Easter Bunny swap. It certainly made making yo-yo's easier! I loved it! Have a great weekend!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Did you say Happy Joe's pizza?? OMG I'll have to get me one of those next week while in St. Louis.

Connie W said...

I have all the Noah's Ark BOM blocks traced but not stitched yet. I am going to make all of mine red and use 30's fabrics with them. As small as they are I figure I can get caught up if I put my mind to it.

PunkiePie said...

I just bought a yo-yo maker this past weekend (the ex-large, I believe). Haven't tried it yet. I think I'm going to have do that tonight. looks like fun!

Jen :)