Friday, May 22, 2009

Yo-yo Mama's

This week at Material Girls we met for our 1930's club. We now call ourselves the "yo-yo mama's" because we have a yo-yo swap every month when we meet.

There are 12 of us in our group. We each bring 24 yo-yo's made from 2 different 1930's fabrics and then swap so that everyone gets to come home with 24 yo-yo's, each one different for a wide variety. We all use the same size of the yo-yo maker so that they are all exactly the same size.
Here is Shanna who has already started putting some of hers together.

We also exchange charm squares of 1930's fabrics each month when we meet.

Once in a while, we will throw in another swap and this month we decided to swap dishtowels and cookie bar recipes. We brought a recipe for everyone along with a sample of the bars.

We also are making my Apron Club quilt and Nadine who is the owner of Material Girls (and a yo-yo mama member), offers the kits for the aprons monthly.

Below are some of the completed blocks of those who brought them to show.































Rosanna
brought a quilt that she just finished to show.









Here's a close up of the block and sashing. Isn't it adorable? She did a great job. Rosanna said the pattern is from Moda and is called "Basket of Flowers". I really love this quilt.

She pieced the back with leftover sashing blocks and border fabric.




We really shared some great recipes and had yummy samples. I really enjoy bar recipes for several reasons, they mix and bake up quickly, they also freeze well which makes them great for camping as well as picnics or potluck and they always look great on a plate or packaged individually for a sweet treat.
Nadine just got back from Disneyland, so she brought all of us a dishtowel and spatula instead of doing the exchange. Isn't she sweet? Thanks Nadine!!!


Here are the following dishtowels of those of us who were there this month.
















We had a great time as always. Material girls is really a fun place to meet and all of us Yo-yo mama's have alot in common.
We like to share our projects with each other along with alot of visiting.
We are not a quiet group to say the least - in fact, we are pretty loud. If you happen to come into the shop during our meeting, you will hear lots of laughter from the classroom...


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16 comments:

Fiesta said...

ok, I am just going to have to move Lori so I can be in your club. Those apron blocks are outstanding and I love, love the towels. all of them!

Stephanie said...

Cute, cuter, pretty, and delicious. I think that covers it ALL!!!

Pat said...

Found your blog through Betsy (QuiltingFiesta)....love it!!!

jaybird said...

the apron blocks are just adorable! are they available as patterns anywhere?

Nedra said...

What a great idea: dishtowels and bars. I'm thinking that would be a great idea for an exchange within my friendship group for Christmas. (I liked your dishtowel the best!)
All the aprons turned out wonderful too!

quiltingcindy said...

The apron blocks are adorable as are the tea towels

Dawn said...

Love the apron blocks!! The dishtowels are adorable!! I recognize yours!! What a fun group!

Loralynn said...

The apron blocks are absolutely charming!

Sherri said...

I love everything! If you keep showing those apron blocks I might have to break down and start another project!!!

Sherry said...

I love those apron blocks, too cute! Also really like those towels & the quilt your friend Rosanna made. The bars look yummy too.

happy zombie said...

That's it. I'm moving to Utah! I love your Yo Yo Mama's group, and love that it's at Nadine's! What a wonderful group you all are. I love your aprons coming to life, I love the yo-yos, I love the dishtowels... I love your group!

Funoldhag said...

What a neat post!! If I am ever in Utah, I will crash your club--but I don't think that will happen. You gals know how to have fun and you turn out really great projects. Love the apron blocks - heck, I love it all. Carol

Debbie said...

Club is SOOO Fun! Great group of Ladies! Can't wait for the scooters! HAhahaha!

amy smart said...

Lori, I think that your apron quilt is probably one of my favorite quilts ever. So fun to see the fabric combinations people put together!

Carrie P. said...

How much fun was all that! What a talented bunch of ladies.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Bee Tasty - soo soo cute! Love the aprons. Really love them. And the applique looks so perfect.

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