Frog Stitch

My blog about quilting, crafting and other random things I come across.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Take it Further - February

I haven't made anything for Take it Further, but I figured I'd share a bit about what I remember.

Ever since I can remember, my grandmother's quilts have been our beds. There's quite a few of them, with a variety of patterns. Whole cloth, applique and pieced quilts are all in our collection and each of us have our favourites. Some have been on our beds for years (and show the wear). These quilts were made when my mom was young (in the 50s) and she helped to cut the pieces.

One of the quilts I remember has always been in pieces. I'm not sure if my grandmother made it, but it's always been around. It's what's supposed to be a yo yo quilt but it's in a bit of disrepair. There's a few yo yos which are completely destroyed but then there's a lot of extra ones that aren't in the main diamond. I'm not too sure what it's supposed to look like - but I may just make something up with what I have.

I know that they're usually sewn to a piece of fabric to finish them, but if anyone knows what's usually done to finish a yo yo quilt , plase let me know.


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