This technique was very popular from 1925 through the 1950's. They are never quilted, just tacked together. But you can achieve some amazing patterns by using different colors. As a bed topper, you would place on top of a solid sheet so that the design would really pop.
So I was looking through a favorite blog: Desire to Inspire and came across this photo of a yo-yo quilt.
And the memory of making yo-yo's with Grandma sort of popped back into my mind. And now they have all sort of youtube videos out there on how to make yo-yo's; how to decorate with them; how to make a bed topper; etc.
So guess what? I want to tackle the yo-yo in 2013. I'm not sure about a king-size bed topper; that would take a lot of yo-yo's; but I'm thinking about making a decorative pillow and see where that leads me.
Here are two pillow designs I've found that I really like:
I think this one is really cute. And the other design:
So once I found the fabric and have decided on a design; I'll share my progress with you.
Happy Saturday! Today's agenda: Take down the Christmas tree