I Finally Finished Baby Girl's Yo-Yo Pillow

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Scrappy Yo-Yo Pillow Cover via cottagemagpie.com
Scrappy Yo-Yo Pillow Cover via cottagemagpie.com
Scrappy Yo-Yo Pillow Cover via cottagemagpie.com
Scrappy Yo-Yo Pillow Cover via cottagemagpie.com

This pillow has been in the works for. Well, ever. I made the first yo-yo's in May of 2011. So, yep, two years. Wow, we're slow around here. Eeep!

Well, at least it's finally done, that's the main thing, right? We'll focus on that.

I don't have a tutorial for this per se. I just started making yo-yos, and then I attached them together until they were big enough to fit the pillow form I had. Then I sewed them to a square of fabric then turned that into a pillow cover using my usual method, except I but a quilt-style binding on it instead of turning. I kind of just did it because I wasn't sure if it would turn out or not!

I actually have all the scraps set aside to make a quilt-size yo-yo quilt, so maybe there's hope for tutorials, because I can at least show how I'm doing that.

Scrappy Yo-Yo Pillow Cover via cottagemagpie.com
Scrappy Yo-Yo Pillow Cover via cottagemagpie.com
Scrappy Yo-Yo Pillow Cover via cottagemagpie.com
Scrappy Yo-Yo Pillow Cover via cottagemagpie.com
Scrappy Yo-Yo Pillow Cover via cottagemagpie.com
Scrappy Yo-Yo Pillow Cover via cottagemagpie.com
Scrappy Yo-Yo Pillow Cover via cottagemagpie.com
Scrappy Yo-Yo Pillow Cover via cottagemagpie.com

Traditionally the quilt would be just open with no backing, but knowing my house, I think I might go for the appliqued version. Otherwise it won't survive.

The interesting thing, is that I have discovered that I actually really love hand sewing. It's so relaxing and satisfying. Unfortunately I don't have lots of time to do it, but I try to squeeze it in when I can. Probably I should do more sewing and less Facebook. I probably need a sign that says that. More Sewing, Less Facebook. Heh. I'm picturing subway art. What do you think?

Do you sew?

~Angela :-)
~Angela :-)
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