Thursday, December 29, 2011

Old Yo Yo Quilt Blocks

My friend gave me these quilt blocks a while ago!!  She found them at an estate sale and new they were old, but since she's not a quilter and she knew I was....well.....how lucky am I!!  


I have a secret love for old things...from furniture to trinkets to quilts and so needless to say I was ecstatic when she gave these to me!

My sisters and mom also share the same love for old things, especially my sister Sherilyn.  She LOVES feed sack material and so it was easy for me to know what I wanted to make her for Christmas this year!



..so I made some pillows...and I love my Longarm for the fact it stitched right through the yo yo's!  I used a blue for the binding, because it's fitting for Sherilyn's decor and it's got the feed sack look.




...also if you want to buy some cheap pillow forms, just go to your local ROSS store and buy decor pillows, usually they have some on clearance for really cheap....then you just take the covers off and use them for a reference size, for your new pillow covers.


...only problem with this post, is these pillows are on their way to Florida right now!  Good thing my sister doesn't check my blog daily?  I think ;o)

~Jenny

8 comments:

**nicke... said...

they are so pretty jenny, she will love them!

RobinStar Quilting said...

I love the pillows and I know Sherilyn will be very pleased with them. It doesn't take you long to start and complete a project. Your little finger must be feeling better because it certainly hasn't stopped your accomplishments.

Mom said...

I didn't realize Helen had not signed out and I made the comment that was published for Helen. Sorry about that. I better pay more attention when so many people are using my computer. Anyway awesome pillows. Two posts by your mom in one day.

Sharon S said...

I think I'll submit a new word for the dictionary...."j"enious! Love these Jenny!

Kathy said...

Those are awesome! I really like the heirloom look they have.

Mishka said...

These are beautiful.

the quilted fox said...

OMG! I would have never thought to sew on the binding with the long arm! That's genius!

Ethne said...

I'm not a fan of yo yo's but these cushions are changing my mind - I love them and so will your sister - well done Jenny