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Blogger’s Quilt Festival: Spring 2012 – Blooming YoYo’s Quilt

Blogger’s Quilt Festival: Spring 2012 –  Blooming YoYo’s Quilt

I started this quilt way back in February of 2011 when a friend of mine on etsy sent me the link for Amy Butler’s Bloom Pattern.  As soon as I saw it I knew that I had to make this!  It was one of my ‘nesting’ quilts that I made during the end of my pregnancy with my last little girl, Persimoni Mae.  You’ll see that I tweaked my quilt just a pit from Amy’s pattern but I think it’s still pretty amazing!
**PS this is quilt 21 for voting purposes…
Bloom QuiltI’ve actually had the 300+ yoyo’s (303 actually…I found 3 more and just sewed them on last night) sewn on to the top for a bit now but it took me until last night to finally get up the energy to trim all the threads sticking out of the blooms.  It feels so good to have this one under my belt though!
Bloom Quilt
I just love all the color, all the texture and all the dimension this quilt has.  Yeah!  Yeah! Yeah!  I named it Blooming Poppy Yo-Yo’s.
Bloom Quilt on the Futon
I don’t think it’s big enough for a bed but it does fit nicely on our futon.
Bloomin' Yoyo Quilt - Start to Finish
Since this quilt has taken so long to make I thought I’d make a quick little mosaic of it’s progress from start to finish.  Feel free to browse through the all the photo’s I posted to flickr during my progress.

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2012 Blogger’s Quilt Festival hosted and organized by AmysCreativeSide!
AND – be sure to add your own quilt to the festival fun!  You have until June 1st!  bloom

AND be sure to go and browse all the other amazing quilts that are part of the show!

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35 Comments

  1. Love your quilt!!! I’m re-doing a room and would love to do this for the bed…..wondering how well it does when it’s washed? Do the yo-yo flowers flatten out, or do they keep their shape pretty well?
    Bravo!

    • Hi Tammy! Thanks so much! I have honestly not washed this quilt and hope to never have to…more of a ‘show quilt. I’m guessing the best way to wash it if I had to would be either by spot cleaning or gentle cycle. Dry flat. Sorry I’m not more help!

  2. well isn’t that glorious! I just love the texture of your quilted garden. i’m gobsmacked at the prettiness of it all… wow. just wow!

  3. You did a lot of hand sewing. I love yoyos. Your quilt looks so pretty!

  4. Wow! That's a lot of yoyos — I like the colors you've used!

  5. Awesome quilt!

  6. What an amazing quilt! I just love all those yo-yo's

  7. Love it!

  8. This is a totally awesome quilt! So so so FUN!!! It makes me smile :o)
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  9. Fabulous!! This quilt reminds me to get back to my yoyo WIP!!

    You've really made this beautifully!

  10. This is fantastic, congratulations:)))

  11. I love this quilt! Thanks for sharing.

  12. A gorgeous flowering garden on a quilt! One of the nicest yoyo quilts I've ever seen.

  13. I never was a big fan of yo-yos, but this Amy Butler is pretty sweet.

  14. Amazing!!!I love your yo-yo quilt. It's a big garden on your bed.

  15. Such a pretty little quilt.

  16. yo ….quel travail félicitation

  17. What a fun quilt! Thanks for sharing this.

  18. What an amazing amount of work! And a lovely textured quilt – just like a flower garden.

  19. Wow…I can't imagine. I think in my lifetime I've made 3 yo-yos LOL. good job!

  20. This is beautiful Kim! I agree with everything Bearpaw said! :-) Thanks for sharing

  21. It is beautiful! And it must weigh 100 pounds.

  22. i got the biggest smile on my face when i saw your quilt! it's just fantastic. love, love, love it. gotta try something just like it–have a cazillion small yo-yo's and yo-yo hearts and flowers that would look cute this way. thanks so much for sharing and have a great day

  23. Wow – sooo many yoyos! Beautiful quilt – thanks for sharing ;-))

  24. I can smell the flowers!

    Margaret
    http://quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/

  25. amazing bet your girls had fun helping too
    Ann

  26. PERFECT! I have a TON of yo-yos already made and didn't know what to do with them! VOILA! LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing!

  27. “Wow,” was my first thought at gazing upon this quilt. I am amazed you had that many yo-yos. I'm amazed you put them all on, and I'm amazed they all fit! lol

    I think this is a great fun and dimensional quilt. :D

  28. How fun! Love your daughter's name, by the way. :-)

  29. Love the different sized yo-yos!

  30. That is the greatest use of yo-yo's I have ever seen. I love it.

  31. Amazing!

  32. This is fantastic! I'm totally inspired to make so yoyos this weekend!

  33. I love color, I love texture, I love diversity in line and space. I just love your quilt.

  34. This is ao cute and pretty! I have never made yo-yos, your quilt has made me want to try it!

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