Saturday, December 3, 2016


I'm Coordinator of the "Bargain Garden" aka Flea Market for my local guild's Quilt Fair this year.  As such a lot of interesting things (and fabric, teehee!) pass through my hands on the way to the storage locker.  I never really considered making or purchasing a vintage example of a Yo-Yo style bed cover but this one got my attention
 It is a wonderful example of a Yo-Yo bed topper!  It's still a scrappy 40's style but the checkerboard design provides some over all continuity and focus to the scraps. Setting the blocks on point and sashed by the diagonal blue lines adds a dynamic element making the over all appearance more interesting.

These bed toppers are often pretty worn out because of the structural challenges that yo-yo's have but this example is in great shape!

I was tempted  to put in an offer on this lovely but I already have more vintage stuff than I can adequately store.  I think I will offer it to the Live Auction committee as they have a better venue for getting the best price on good quality vintage items.  I've also toyed with the idea of putting it on ebay.  (we'll see if I can get that organized, lol)

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope the rest of your Holiday Season is filled with lots of fun and love!
Cheers, CW


  1. I'd never given yoyo quilts much thought, but this is lovely!

  2. Definitely should get more appreciation than the garden, the live auction is great idea. it's wonderful and that's coming from a non-yo-yo kind of gal.