Thursday, February 2, 2012
Little Folks Garden Quilt Progress: :
Yesterday I shared a little of this quilt's story. It is the very first quilt I started, in the Summer of 2010. I had BIG plans! Keeping with the flower theme of Anna Maria's Little Folks Collection, I started making yo-yo flowers to applique with lots of hand stitched details.
I enjoyed what I was doing and was thrilled with the reaction I received here when I first shared my work. I was motivated to keep going, but quickly the reality of working on a project that required so much handwork, right smack in the middle of our Summer took hold. And so, my first quilt was carefully tucked away in a basket that rested above my voiles. Until now!
I'm still happy with the work I did, but know I've learned SO much since I started this quilt. I am gaining confidence in my quilting each week and even though I clearly have more than enough projects going to keep me plenty busy, I think this one is in need of some love and attention, too. SO, when I had the idea to add a giant yo-yo flower just like the one above, in the very center of what I had so far -- I went for it!
And it was really fun! Like all yo-yo flower making is. Doesn't it look like a huge cupcake liner? In comparison to my other yo-yo's, it's big!
It took me a second to figure out how I was going to stitch it to the quilt top (too much hand stitching is out of the question for me right now) and once I did, it made me smile. Like all yo-yo flowers do!
I will be adding more yo-yo flowers, it is a Little Folks Garden Quilt after all, but for now I'm going to slowly add some floss stitches when I can.
If any of you are curious or interested in a tutorial on making and/or adding yo-yo's to projects like this, small or large, I'd be happy to add it to my list of future tutorials in the works, just let me know! If you love these fabrics, you can find some of the Little Folks Collection still available in the shop of my sponsor Pink Castle Fabrics.
** Friday's Giveaway Update ** Since Katy never came forward to claim her bundle, a new number was drawn by Mr. random this morning and comment #45, Judi was chosen! Congratulations!! I apologize to anyone this might upset and will make certain that the winner can be reached prior to me announcing it here from now on.
p.s. Tomorrow I'll be having a new fabric giveaway in celebration of my two year blog-iversary! Here's a peek. Be sure to stop back!!