Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Fourth of July Quilt

This quilt idea was from a quilt shown in the magazine Miniature Quilts, Issue 61.  As it's pictured in the magazine, it has 260 yo-yos and was made by Michaele Daramus.  The yo-yos are 1 and 1/4 inch in diameter.

After making a lot of yo-yos, and looking at the size of the quilt as per the instructions, I decided I wanted a smaller flag, and made my yo-yos into two flags.  I gave one away to a friend as a gift, and kept the one you see below.  It has 126 yo-yos, and measures 9.5" by 15."

The small log home is in the living room of our cabin in Michigan.  The grandchildren are getting too old to play with it, but I love it because it looks very similar to the outside of the real cabin.  There are several animals (deer, bear, elk, etc.) who live inside this toy cabin.  Sometime I will show the back of the toy cabin, and all the animals who live there.

I hope you have a fun filled week!  We Americans are celebrating our freedom with lots of American flags flying.  We are at our cabin for the summer, chilling out in the cool breezes from the lake.  Life is Good!


Barb said...

cute yoyo quilt and I love your little log cabin!

Betty Lou said...

Awesome, I would keep the little yo yo flag quilt out all year long.

Karen said...

Boy do I like that log cabin. Too big to be inside my house but I love it.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Neat it---- and your YO-YO quilt too!! Thanks for sharing and hope you are having a wonderful 4th!

:) Carolyn

Jeanne said...

Hope you had a great 4th. Your little quilt is very cute.