Slice of Life – Update on My Yo-Yo Quilt

Today’s Slice of Life at, 5 October 2021.

Today I finished another step of my yo-yo quilt. I was inspired to get started on this quilt in August and wrote about my progress here.

Since then I’ve worked on it off-and-on, and I learned so much. I’m not totally satisfied, but I decided to finish anyway. It was my first attempt doing artwork with yo-yos. Each piece has been basted onto the background. Now I just need to more permanently sew down each of the more than 600 yo-yos. (I wonder how long that will take!)

My inspiration is the Bahrain World Trade Center. Click the link or photo below to read an article about the process of the building of this landmark in 2008.

8 thoughts on “Slice of Life – Update on My Yo-Yo Quilt

    1. Yes, Lakshmi, I made most of them, but I also have some from when my great aunt used to make them. They are 40 years old! It’s the first time I’ve ever done anything with them. Thank you for stopping by.

  1. Denise, what a fun endeavor – and absolutely beautiful! So impressed!

  2. This is amazing. I ADORE yoyos and have always wanted to make a quilt from them. I have about 200 already made, some are 40 years old! I might just find inspiration in your quilt!

    1. Oh, great, Anita. Some of mine are from more than 40 years ago, with fabric remnant from clothes that were made for me in high school. I’m working on covering some pillows now with designs in my friends’ favorite color schemes.

  3. The quilt is just gorgeous, Denise – I am amazed by how quickly you create! Such a lovely way of capturing place, for future remembrances.

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