since I came back from my 'fabric trip' to Amsterdam I have been busy organizing the patchwork and fabric mess that was heaping in different rooms of my house.
Before I may start a new project I have to clean up and organize the whole lot in Zondagssteek - House, (I force myself) because I can impossibly work in a messy place. Cleaning and organizing also creates time, hours I can spend the way I like, want or have to.
The templates for the Homespun Houses quilt, the one I want to make from the 25 different Dutch folklore fabrics, are ready. Next step is to cut them out of the fabric. O, I can hardly wait.
But at the moment I am a bit busy making yo-yos in various shapes. Yo-yos...... :>/... ???? Yes.
Let me explain what I'm talking about: Mr. or Mrs. Clover, producer of needlecraft necessaries, developed the yo-yo maker. I quote: " A new quick and easy way to make nicely shaped yo-yos!". Here are some pictures. I hope they can reveal the yo-yo secret:
A few examples are shown. I used thin cotton fabric, polyester and organza. And sewing needle and sewing or quilting thread, ofcourse!
The Clover yo-yo makers are available in quilt(web)shops. I bought mine at De Quiltkoffer.
Start yo-yo'ing, join the yo-yo club and have fun! Twenty- five more yo-yos to go before I allow myself to start with the Homespun Houses quilt.