Monday, August 8, 2011

Yo yo Pillow

I saw a post on The Purl Bee's website about making a mini yo-yo quilt.  

I don't have much need for a mini quilt, but I thought it would be fun to make a pillow for my grandma's birthday.

Then I got jealous of my grandma's pillow and made one for me.

I think it will be fun to try using more than one color for this project.  There are a lot of pattern possibilities.

I never even worked on my pillow at home.  It was all done in the car or on family summer trips.  The yo-yo's are easy to carry around and make a few at a time.  I just followed the tutorial given on the Purl Bee's website. I made 64 yo-yo's and they were pretty much perfect to line up 8x8 on a 14" pillow.

Down side: It is tedious to sew all the yo-yo's together.  Obviously not so bad that I wouldn't do it a second time.  Bad enough though, that I only covered the front of each pillow. 


  1. These are adorable! I found you through SYTYC (I'm a fellow auditioner). Love the pillows and I want one!

  2. Gorgeous pillows! Wow, what a labor of love! Good luck in Crafting with the stars! :)