Here is my yo-yo quilt. I decided to go through my fabric stash to make room for new fabrics! I will be making three quilts this summer as three of my co-workers are expecting babies. One of them knows she is having a boy, so that will be the first quilt that I make. Hopefully there will be one girl since I just love making girly things!
I have already chosen the pattern for the quilt I will be making first. The difficult part for me is always choosing the fabric since there are soooooo many wonderful prints to choose from. I always wind up buying way more than I need because I am………shhhh……a fabric junkie!!!!! By the yard or fat quarters, it really doesn’t matter. I just love pretty fabric.
This weekend I will be going to my favorite fabric store (JoAnne’s) to purchase the fabric for the first quilt. I always promise myself I will just be buying enough for the one project I will be working on. Unfortunately it never works out that way! I always buy more than I need, and then some. I use the excuse that I will always be able to use any left over fabric for something.
This is how I used up some of my stash this time. A very cheery and colorful yo-yo quilt is very easy and fun to make. You don’t need quilting skills, just a lot of patience! The best part of this quilt is that it is totally portable while you are making the yo-yos. You just need to carry your cut out fabric circles, a needle, some thread and a small scissor. Most of this quilt was made during my lunch hours at work.
Another great thing about this quilt is that you can always add on to it. In fact, I am thinking of adding a border depending on the fabric I find when shopping this weekend!