Since Dan had to take our car in for it's annual check-up with the dealer, I decided to stay home and focus on making my first yo-yo's. It is a lot more comfortable to sit in my favorite quilting chair than sitting in the dining area trying to type on the computer especially when I am in pain. (I feel better today.)
So, here's my first try at making a yo-yo. Oh, I'm making them for the Fancy Sue block. I was tempted to use the small tulip pattern from the Dresden Plate, but it was time to try something new.
I'm using freezer paper as a template. I made a dozen circles so I could just relax and just sew without jumping up to iron on another circle.
|ironed the circle onto the reverse side|
|cut 1/4 inch seam|
|marked the circle (template doesn't slide)|
|a perfect circle|
|running stitch the seam|
Okay - not a perfect looking circle, but with some practice...
|lots of practice|
I think they are starting to look better. I found it easier to start the gather while I am sewing the seam down. Not too bad for a day of vegging out, eh?