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Friday, May 18, 2012

Blogger’s Quilt Festival: Spring 2012 – 21. Blooming YoYo’s Quilt

I started this quilt way back in February of 2011 when a friend of mine on etsy sent me the link for Amy Butler’s Bloom Pattern.  As soon as I saw it I knew that I had to make this!  It was one of my ‘nesting’ quilts that I made during the end of my pregnancy with my last little girl, Persimoni Mae.  You’ll see that I tweaked my quilt just a pit from Amy’s pattern but I think it’s still pretty amazing!
**PS this is quilt 21 for voting purposes...
Bloom QuiltI’ve actually had the 300+ yoyo’s (303 actually…I found 3 more and just sewed them on last night) sewn on to the top for a bit now but it took me until last night to finally get up the energy to trim all the threads sticking out of the blooms.  It feels so good to have this one under my belt though!
Bloom Quilt
I just love all the color, all the texture and all the dimension this quilt has.  Yeah!  Yeah! Yeah!  I named it Blooming Poppy Yo-Yo’s
Bloom Quilt on the Futon
I don’t think it’s big enough for a bed but it does fit nicely on our futon. 
Bloomin' Yoyo Quilt - Start to Finish
Since this quilt has taken so long to make I thought I’d make a quick little mosaic of it’s progress from start to finish.  Feel free to browse through the all the photo’s I posted to flickr during my progress. 

Don’t miss out on all the rest of the fun and amazing quilt entries in the
Amy's Creative Side
2012 Blogger’s Quilt Festival hosted and organized by AmysCreativeSide!
AND – be sure to add your own quilt to the festival fun!  You have until June 1st!  bloomAND be sure to go and browse all the other amazing quilts that are part of the show!
This spring Amy has have added categories, and a viewer’s choice quilt to the list of prizes! The schedule for the festival is this:
  • May 18 – 21 Festival begins!  (Linky is open)
  • May 22- 25 Nominations are made
  • May 26 – 30 Vote for your favorites
  • June 1 – Winners announced

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myBearpaw said...

This is ao cute and pretty! I have never made yo-yos, your quilt has made me want to try it!

Dee J. said...

I love color, I love texture, I love diversity in line and space. I just love your quilt.

Kendra from missknittas studio said...

This is fantastic! I'm totally inspired to make so yoyos this weekend!

Pam Geisel - For Quilts Sake said...


Melinda said...

That is the greatest use of yo-yo's I have ever seen. I love it.

Heidi Grohs said...

Love the different sized yo-yos!

CitricSugar said...

How fun! Love your daughter's name, by the way. :-)

Sarcastic Quilter said...

"Wow," was my first thought at gazing upon this quilt. I am amazed you had that many yo-yos. I'm amazed you put them all on, and I'm amazed they all fit! lol

I think this is a great fun and dimensional quilt. :D

Truffle queen said...

PERFECT! I have a TON of yo-yos already made and didn't know what to do with them! VOILA! LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing!

straythreads said...

amazing bet your girls had fun helping too

Mom said...

I can smell the flowers!


quilthexle said...

Wow - sooo many yoyos! Beautiful quilt - thanks for sharing ;-))

Eileen said...

i got the biggest smile on my face when i saw your quilt! it's just fantastic. love, love, love it. gotta try something just like it--have a cazillion small yo-yo's and yo-yo hearts and flowers that would look cute this way. thanks so much for sharing and have a great day

Marjorie said...

It is beautiful! And it must weigh 100 pounds.

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Kim! I agree with everything Bearpaw said! :-) Thanks for sharing

Vivian said...

Wow...I can't imagine. I think in my lifetime I've made 3 yo-yos LOL. good job!

Janet said...

What an amazing amount of work! And a lovely textured quilt - just like a flower garden.

Prof. S (the enchanted bobbin) said...

What a fun quilt! Thanks for sharing this.

Martine Kuciel said...

yo ....quel travail félicitation

Dorothy said...

Such a pretty little quilt.

Teresa F. said...

Amazing!!!I love your yo-yo quilt. It's a big garden on your bed.

pinsandneedles said...

I never was a big fan of yo-yos, but this Amy Butler is pretty sweet.

cat in tassie said...

A gorgeous flowering garden on a quilt! One of the nicest yoyo quilts I've ever seen.

Ariane said...

I love this quilt! Thanks for sharing.

Lonci said...

This is fantastic, congratulations:)))

Esther Aliu said...

Fabulous!! This quilt reminds me to get back to my yoyo WIP!!

You've really made this beautifully!

Queenie Believe said...

This is a totally awesome quilt! So so so FUN!!! It makes me smile :o)
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Andrea Louise said...

Love it!

Shari said...

What an amazing quilt! I just love all those yo-yo's

Kelly said...

Awesome quilt!

Karen S said...

Wow! That's a lot of yoyos -- I like the colors you've used!

Simply Sandy said...

You did a lot of hand sewing. I love yoyos. Your quilt looks so pretty!

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