February 27 ~ Quilt of the Day

on February 27 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 41 Comments

Suzyhomemakers Mini Quilt
By Sunshine, Sunshine’s Creations

Sunshine made this quilt for her friend Clare who is battling cancer for the second time. She writes, “I used a standard mini DVD CD as my template which is a little smaller than a standard CD. The finished yo-yos are a little larger than a USA quarter… There are a total of 256 yo-yos in the quilt.”

You can find more of Sunshine’s yo-yo quilts in this amazing Flickr set. She also has another quilt set in Flickr and adds that her most popular quilt on Flickr is this one (followed by this one!). Wow!

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41 Responses to February 27 ~ Quilt of the Day

  1. sunshine says:

    For those who pray my friend Clare (suzyhomemaker)just got the news her cancer has spread to her liver and that is very bad news that is is spreading keep her in your prayers.

  2. Wow! This must have taken her quite awhile!

  3. LadySnow says:

    Beautiful…that took a lot of work!

  4. Samantha says:

    Love it LOVE IT!!! Sunshine did a great job with color arrangement. My grama makes yo-yos and has as long as I can remember. She’s make beautful bedspreads and all sorts of things from them.

  5. Erin says:

    Amazing! I’m sure you’re friend was thrilled to receive this beautiful quilt. I’m so impressed with how the yo-yo’s ae joined together. Great job.

  6. Karen M. says:

    Totally cute! I’m addicted to my Clover yoyo maker, but I haven’t sewn them together yet–I better get to work!

  7. Nada says:

    Wow! I’ve yet to try yoyos

  8. Sarah says:

    Oh wow! Yo -yo’s are something I want to try someday but always get so intimidated…

    This is awesome

  9. skmparis says:

    wow, that must have taken ages to do! hope her poor friend gets better soon!

  10. Alison says:

    Great colours, the yo-yos are gorgeous! Very special gift.

  11. Becca says:

    Wow! What amazing work!

  12. Sinje says:

    Wow, what an amazing piece of work!

  13. Lil' d says:

    Beautiful – I’m sure your friend will be touched.

  14. Missy says:

    I love yo yo’s. One of my first project as a child was making yo yo’s for my mom.

  15. Ashley says:

    Oh I love yo-yo’s! That quilt is awesome!

  16. Carol says:

    I hope the quilt was good therapy for both. It was obviously made with a lot of love.

  17. Cassie Ogle says:

    I purchased a sewing kit from an auction a few years ago. I didn’t know until the auction was over that it was full of pre-cut and some stitched yo-yo’s. I’m going to have to dig that out and see what I can do with it now that I’m learning to quilt.

    That quilt is so pretty! I really love the mini-hex quilt too.

  18. Amanda says:

    That’s so wonderful you gave this to your friend, I know she’ll appreciate it! I can’t even begin to imagine how much time this would have taken! Having to sew each of the individual yo-yo’s, then sew them all together, whooo it makes me sweat just thinking about it! GREAT JOB though! :D

  19. Kate says:

    Aww, that’s so great that you gave hat to your friend, I bet that will really cheer her up! :D

  20. Rose L says:

    Oh goodness – the yo-yo quilt is lovely, and I hope your friend recovers.

    The hexagon quilts are also just gorgeous. I can’t imagine how long it must have taken to make them.

  21. nikkapotamus says:

    I adore yo-yos. what is it about those little circles of fabric that are so addicting? Especially when someone else makes them into something as wonderful as a quilt. One of the members of my quilt guild made a full size quilt of nothing but yo-yos. I believe the final count was more than 1300 yo-yos. But who’s counting?

  22. Julia D says:

    yo-yos!!!! Oh, how I LOVEE yo-yos!!! I’ve been making a few here & there just cause they are so pretty. I’d LOVE to make a whole yo-yo quilt! what a great take-along project!!

  23. upstatelisa says:

    Wow! that looks like a lot of work. Beautiful!

  24. Susan F. says:

    Lovely and fun too!

  25. Allison says:

    Wow, this is amazing!!! So lively and fresh.. what a great design idea, yo-yos look like a fun new thing to try!

  26. Karie says:

    That quilt is GEORGEOUS!! I wish I had the patients to make something that beautiful….

  27. Deb says:

    I recently bought several plastic bags full of yo-yos at a yard sale! This is a good idea for them!

  28. Andrea says:

    I like how the she made squares of different color yoyos. It gives it such a quilting feel.

  29. Katie says:

    What an incredible gift. I was wondering what a yo-yo quilt would look like.

  30. Amy W says:

    Wow! It is so incredible!

  31. Violet says:

    Great idea for yoyos! Must take a long time though.
    -violet

  32. Wow – I bought a yo-yo maker from Dritz. It’s a lot of fun but, man it takes a while to get many of them done. I was only trying to make 65 of them. I hope your friend beats her cancer this time.

  33. mj says:

    I use cottage cheese lids as templates to make my yo-yos!

  34. Christine says:

    How darling. I’m sure you’re friend will feel special (and warm) when you give her this quilit.

  35. Michele says:

    She has made so many beautiful quilts…her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren will enjoy these for years and years to come! Such talent!

  36. Angela says:

    I really have no idea what a Yo-Yo is, but it sure looks fun!

  37. Carrie says:

    Wow! What a talented lady!!! Her mini hex quilt and bubble gum pink quilt are absolutely stunning!!!

  38. Sarah says:

    Oh my gosh, when I think about the time that went into this… Your friend is lucky to have you and I hope she successfully battles her cancer!

  39. Carrie says:

    I love the yo-yo’s! They look great!

  40. Tammy says:

    That is gorgeous!!!

  41. Ellen says:

    That sure looks like a lot of work making each yo-yo and then sewing them all together! I’m sure it helps cheer your friend looking at it and knowing how much love went into it…Hope she wins the battle.

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