Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Today at Yo-Yo Mama's...

I met with my Yo-Yo Mama's group today at Material Girls...I decided to make a little nifty-gifty for everyone.

I had fun making all of them bookmarks.....

so that we can all keep track of which block we are working on in our latest project that we are doing together as a group.....


Our group is a 1930's group so naturally we decided to do the sampler quilt from Eleanor Burn's book, "Egg Money Quilts".
We all love this book and Eleanor's aproach to fast & easy methods to make traditional blocks that were typically made during the depression years. We also LOVE the DVD that she has made to go along with it...very entertaining I must say with alot of cute projects. I recommend it for those of you who enjoy 1930's quilts and fabrics.

Here's a closeup of a few of the bookmarks....

And the other side of them.


This is the last project that we did together....my "Apron Club" quilt. This is Judy's that she just finished......

Look at the cute fabric that she used for her backing fabric.

The following blocks are Shanna's. She has a few more to do and then she's ready to put hers together.
















Nadine brought a vintage quilt top that she just purchased online to show us.....a grandmothers flower garden. What a lucky find for her...it's such a wonderful quilt top.












Ashley has now joined our group and brought a whirly-gig quilt that she is working on now....only borders needed. She is adorable and will be a fun addition to our group.



Well, there you have it, that was this months yo-yo mama's meeting. I hope you enjoyed being my special guest visitor!



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19 comments:

Martina said...

Great bookmarks! They look lovely!Have a great day.

Nedra said...

I have had your apron pattern for years and I love it. Your group looks so fun. Love the pic of Nadine peeking over the quilt. Doesn't she make you laugh?

Micki said...

What incredible projects and doing them together as a group is a wonderful idea. I have that book of Eleanor Burns' and it is wonderful! Have fun with it all!
Micki

Stephanie said...

Sweet bookmarks! Love those aprons but the green one with the spoon and fork are too cute!

Lynn said...

I am overcome with apron cutieness. I really enjoy your work - thank you for sharing both your work and the other quilters - so much fun.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Bookmarks, aprons, hexies oh my! Everything looks great!

Jan said...

Oh I did enjoy that Lori! Tk you :) I adore the name of your all's group too and those bookmarks are precious! What a great idea :)

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Aprons, hexies, and bookmarks oh my!
Everything looks great!

Carin said...

Those aprons are just adorable! I love the attention to detail. (must be the pattern ;O) )

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great show - thanks Lori!

Allie said...

Your bookmarks are darling! Love them! I really like the fabric on the back of that apron club quilt - how perfect is that??? I need to pull my pattern out and get crackin' on it - I think I only have one apron done!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love your aprons. What cute gifts. I have that elanor burns book too. Love it.

amy smart said...

Fun projects. One day I want to tackle that apron pattern. I love all the different combos. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Cute bookmarks! I have and love the Egg Money book.

Carrie P. said...

Very cute bookmarks.
I just love those apron block and all the show and tell.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I "heart" those aprons :-)

Rae Ann said...

I love it all! You are so amazing with all of the little gift ideas you come up with. I still have my cute water bottle apron that you made for me and the girls in the Clothesline Club. My Mary Ellen's starch bottle is wearing it now.
I have that book by Eleanor Burns. I have to agree with you, it is a great book for us 30's lovers.
Nadine's quilt top is just lovely!

belinda said...

Love the cute little bookmarks!!
And what can I say....I always get
inspired everytime I come over here!! I'm ga-ga over your having a party block!!

Anna Lena Land said...

Oh, I would so love to be a Yo-Yo Mama! Thirties fabrics are my passion. And I don't mean to sound dorky, but it's so exciting to see other people using my fabric. I saw two of them in your bookmarks--which are absolutely adorable, by the way! I'm heading to retreat next weekend and may need to take my Eleanor Burns Magic Vine project along. It's been neglected too long!

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