May 8, 2007

Barnacle throw

This was my serendipity of the day!




I ordered the Yo-yo maker from Clover and had to immediately give it a try! You find a Yo-yo tutorial at Lazy Girl Designs . Thank you Lazy Girl!!!

So I did in no time lots of yo-yos and then I thought that I don't have time to make a quilt or something with them... So I decided to sew them with zig-zag to a wonderful wool fabric I have. I wasn't happy with the result because the zig-zag looked so "machiney". Then I got this great idea to use the embellisher with some wool to cover the zig-zag! And -best of all- I don't need the zig-zag any more because the embellisher bonds the 3 layers!! This machine deserves a monument somewhere!!

I was so pleased with these barnacles and with the back of the throw where you get circles in all colors which look great too!

I intend to sew a fabric border to this piece.







Back of the piece:



Featured at Lazy Girl Designs.

31 comments:

  1. That is really lovely, the colours, the embellishing - and the back too!

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  2. What an incredible way to "solve"a problem--SO creative! I'd say you deserve a monument as well!

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  3. I have no idea what the embellisher tool is but this is gorgeous. You seriously need to write an article for Quilting Arts or something!!!

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  4. Looks fabulous! I'm working through a barnacles inspired phase at the moment - great aren't they!

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  5. sara, sara, sara, brilliant!

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  6. das sieht ja wunderschön aus! Eine ganz tolle Idee!

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  7. oh, what a funny idea!!!! I feel the childish wish to look, what's inside the "yoyos".
    And: i could imagine a jacket made with the wooly side as the outside and all the yoyos inside!
    Sarah, it's gorgeous!

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  8. Sara, this is wonderful. And the back looks really good too. What a clever idea.

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  9. wow, Sara, they are wonderful. Hw clever can you be? Dale

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  10. Du hast ja immer tolle Ideen!
    Diese finde ich genial!

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  11. It's beautiful, no wonderful, no it's FANTASTICO amazing!!!!!
    ciao ciao

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  12. Wow, this is a fantastic use of both the yo-yo's and the embellisher.

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  13. Wow! This is fantastic. I'll bet you were dancing on the clouds. Very lovely.

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  14. thank you, friends, for the comments. I hope I gave you a good idea of how to use your fabric stashes!! this is a wonderful way of seeing them shrink!

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  15. This is a beautiful piece of work... I can't wait until I get my embellsher! You just make the waiting harder... LOL

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  16. That looks fabulous, don't know wich side I like most ;0)

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  17. That throw is fantastic you clever girl.

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  18. I can't decide which side I like better.

    So beautiful.

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  19. Wow! This is fantastic! Love it! Gorgeous colours and technique.

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  20. Awwwhhh! This is brilliant!

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  21. I have 2 of the Clover yo-yo makers...the large one and the small one, and I just love them too! I've been making yo-yos just for the fun of it! I'll try some time this week to get them up on my blog.

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  22. thanks for all nice words!!

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  23. This is just stunning!!!! I LOVE it!! You are such a talented lady....

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  24. so beauuuuuuuuuuuuuuutiful! great idea!

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  25. well, goodness... that is super cool!

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  26. Oh, I love this....and I have a major thing for barnacles, so your presentation is just perfect! Thank you...I'm off to make some yo yos...

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  27. Wow! Best use of yo-yo's I've ever seen. Love it.

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