Sunday, May 1, 2016

Making Progress Monday

At the top of the weekend To-Do List was press the Dresden blocks.  Laundry, dusting and cooking all fell somewhere way down the list, and the truth be told they were pushed even farther down when I made the decision to also finish making the yo-yo's for this quilt.


It feels good so good to be in the sewing room and making some noticeable progress.   The sun was shining most of the day.  Which made these bright and cheery fabrics even brighter and happier.  What a wonderful day!  


I couldn't help playing around a bit with all the pieces.  


So how big are those yo-yo's?  Not very big.  Just a little over an inch wide.  
The plastic template below shows the size of the fabric circles before they were yo-yo's.  As I sit here looking at the picture below it reminds me of the candy necklaces from my youth.  Do you gals remember those?  Remember how sticky your neck would be before you could eat all those candies?  Obviously a mom didn't come up with idea to make candy into a necklace.  




~ Lea Anne ~
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22 comments:

  1. What darling little quilt blocks! I love your choice of colours too!

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  2. I do remember those candy necklaces and these yo-yos do look very similar. I just love the fabrics you chose.

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  3. Such a beautiful project, those yo-yos and adorable. Love your fabrics. They remind me of Spring.

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  4. some lovely fabrics you are using for this project . Cannot remember the necklaces from my childhood too old! but myy girls used to like them bracelets too

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  5. LeeAnne, that is a very serious amount of yo-yos going on an absolutely gorgeous dresdon quilt! I love it so much!

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  6. glad to see sewing takes precedence over ANY form of housework xx

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  7. This is going to be adorable, such a sweet happy start. Looking forward to seeing the progress of this super sweet quilt.

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  8. Yes I remember those necklaces and now that I think about it I don't think they tasted all that good! Thanks for sharing all these pretty fabrics with us. It's grey and cold here so it's nice to see this beautiful spring like quilt.

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  9. How beautiful! I love the pattern you're using. As a beginner, I'm wondering how you quilt around all the yo yos. I love the 3-D look!

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  10. I have loved watching your process. It is so very pretty!!

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  11. Ha, mom never let us have those candy necklaces! I'm really digging your yo yos.

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  12. One word......SU---WEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. Awwww I love these beautiful fabrics made into these beautiful parts! I am in love!

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  14. I made one block of this quilt as a small cubicle wall hanging. I am totally in love with the wreath and the yo-yos. Thank you so much, I would never have known about the pattern except for your blog. Patti

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  15. Those yo-yo's are so darn cute! And they look adorable with the Dresden's. This is going to be one gorgeous quilt! Thanks for sharing all this sweetness on Main Crush Monday! :)

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  16. The colors and style of your yoyos and dresdans are the sweetest! Just like those necklaces you're talking about. lol

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  17. The colors and style of your yoyos and dresdans are the sweetest! Just like those necklaces you're talking about. lol

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  18. Those colors are so beautiful! I do remember candy necklaces. They didn't taste like much but it was fun to chew on your jewelry.

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  19. Oh that is so cute and sweet - love it!

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  20. Beautiful Dresden Plates! So many yo-yos, you did get a lot done last Monday.

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  21. So pretty! I admire your patience in making all those yo-yos - they're so cute at that size!

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