I pulled out my yo-yo quilt this weekend to see how much I had left before it would be finished. Penny, of sewtakeahike, is doing a yo-yo quilt along this summer, and it seemed like the perfect opportunity for me to finish up this quilt. Plus, as I have been slowly working on my 60 degree diamond stars, I kept thinking I should really finish my previous hand sewn quilt before I start another one.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that I really don't have a lot left to do! I have huge sections that are already pieced together that just need to be joined together.
My goal has always been for it to fit a full-size bed, so with a little help, I laid it out to see how big it is on our guest bed. I think it is big enough! So my focus this week is going to be to see how far I can get with this quilt over the course of the week. I spent some time yesterday while Z was napping sitting on the back porch, swinging, and piecing parts of this together. It was a very pleasant way to spend the afternoon!
This is the very first quilt that I ever started when I didn't know anything about quilting and I didn't own a machine back in 2003 (which is way too long ago!). I had no idea what I was getting myself into; I just knew I wanted to make a quilt, and I knew I could make yo-yos so I jumped right in! 3,236 yo-yos that finish at 1 5/8" inches across later, and I am close to finishing!
If you want to make one of your own, you should join Penny's quilt-a-long! If I finish this one soon, I might have to hop in to make another one; did I really just admit that out loud?:)