Too slow and too many to make a quilt of any size. Not for me. However, I was not adverse to collecting YoYo's made by someone else.
The someone else turned out to be a Super YoYo maker who made them to keep her hands busy while she talked about her life as a quilter back in the day.
I kept her supplied with fabric and thread and she kept me supplied with wonderful stories and lots of YoYo's. Many were bundled in neat little packages and sold in my Quilt Shop. My 90 year old YoYo Maker was so proud to be able to still earn her way doing what she loved....sewing/quilting.
If this needlecraft of YoYo's is a new one for you, here is a brief history of them.
Across the pond in the UK, they call them 'Suffolk Puffs' which they believe originated in Suffolk County. Althought little is known about that origin, examples of quilts using 'Puffs' can be traced back to 1601, and were popular during the Victorian Era.
YoYo's have been popular in the US since the 1930's when 'Make Do and Mend found the YoYo being made from worn out clothing, transformed into quilts and used as decorations for clothing and accessories. Thanks to Yolanda's YoYo's , I can say I have made YoYo Quilts and Accessories, and I have pictures to prove it....
Thanks Yolanda for the YoYo's
Thanks Ya'll for your visits and comments!
I am still playing catch-up! Will be by your blog soon!
Until then...Ya'll have a 'Good One'!