Sunday, June 5, 2011

Stitching Holiday at Home

Oh My is that my sewing space?Yes and it is being returned to the status of a dinning room. D.H. has sent a message to say lots of wild life on a good holiday in Mongolia. A couple days of R&R in Korea and then home.

The chaos appeared as I stitched and cut and stitched and pinned and didn't clean up At All. LOL
My easy stitch Yoyo. Big Size
I wanted some large yoyo's to add texture and color to a fun quilt.

I traced around a lunch plate for the circle.
Turned over a small hem and gathered the yoyo BUT don't fasten off.
I then found a glass slightly smaller than the finished BIG yoyo.

I used the glass as a template to draw a circle in the center and machine stitched it to the background .
Once machine stitched down gather up and fasten off.
Lots easier and faster than applique.

This is the size of the finished yoyo.

Lots of projects need finishing. I promise show and tell soon. I have had a great time doing MY thing . Now it's time to have D.H. back here with me.

Have a good week and try to fit in some stitching my Friends. Terry


Miss 376 said...

Can't wait to see the end result, definitely looks like a fun quilt.

kaiteM said...

a neat trick. i never cleanup while making any of my stuff, can't you persuade DH to go to Iceland for a couple of weeks as well.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Good that you were able to leave your stuff around Terry while DH was away...that would feel cool not cleaning up all the time!!! Dzintra

Rachaeldaisy said...

Isn't is wonderful spreading out your project like that... till you have to tidy up again and you realise how much stuff is everywhere!! That yo-yo trick is so clever!! You'll have fun hearing DH's stories of his adventures!

Vireya said...

Isn't it funny how cutting and stitching and pinning and not cleaning up turns into chaos so easily? LOL!

Love your giant yoyo idea.

Suedio said...

Love your method for the big yoyos! Glad you enjoyed doing YOUR thing - a bit of time for yourself is always good for the soul!