So for Sue’s project she sent me some of her daughters baby clothes, you may see this on my previous post.
Baby clothes are awesome, they are cute and small and have great colors, and are usually cotton. I looked at them and thought I wouldn’t have enough material for a whole blanket of squares but that yo’s yo’s would be perfect. Not familiar with the history of the yo yo quilt? You can read up on it here and see some great pictures too, http://www.museums.state.ak.us/QuiltExhibit/quiltspdf/YoYo.pdf.
Here are some pictures of the yo yo’s in progress.
Although baby clothes are small I found that I ended up with a LOT of material, but I wanted to focus in on the frog element. My friend Sue loves frogs and her daughters clothes had some adorable applique of them on the clothes, so I cut them out and re-appliqued them to a quilt, here it is!
This is the front, I put it on Eloise’s crib to show the scale, it’s a great baby blanket size, about 34″x34″.
And here is the back
I thought that frogs and lily pads go hand in hand and that also lily pads look a lot like hearts, so it made a nice reference to love.
Some details of the frogs and I used the yo yo’s as accent pieces, although my original idea was to do a whole bunch of them in a more traditional way, but this was more appropriate and well, fun!
I really love the colors, they are very soothing and the frog and snail graphics are adorable, and even though the fabrics I used weren’t from the same line, they all had a similar feel to them and it worked out great in the end. But I wasn’t done yet as I had a lot of material left over, and I was playing with what I’d had left…so meet FrankenFrog.
I made him from a sleeve, a foot and some scraps from the quilt I made for Sue. He’s stuffed w/barley so she can put him in the microwave (2 mins) or freezer to make a compress for boo boos. Or you can use FrankenFrog for bean bag toss, or whatever, he’s pretty much my favorite thing ever…even more than the quilt, maybe.
Look at what’s still left over though, and as I go through it I find even more cool things to make from the scraps (but I’m stopping now, because I really need to move on to the next project!), look at this adorable yellow ruffle, with the yo yo’s wouldn’t that make the cutest headband?
….but alas I haven’t the time left to make anything else, so this will all go back to Sue if she wants and perhaps in the future there could be more things to make.