Project for the Kollabora Alt Summit Challenge
When I was a kid, my maternal grandmother lived with us. Grandma was a Home Economics teacher and was a very, very crafty lady. We would have sewing lessons and cooking lessons and we did all sorts of arts and crafts projects. One of the early sewing projects she did with me was making a yo-yo quilt. Yo-yo quilts were very popular during Depression times because it was a way to use up your little scraps of fabric and create something really beautiful. As a seven or eight year old kid, I loved being able to do such a simple project and help Grandma work on one of her projects. As an adult, I find making the yo-yos to be a very satisfying, zen-like experience akin to knitting. Once you make your first one or two and get into the groove of it, you can quickly produce lots of pretty little yo-yos.
I wanted to do something different with my yo-yos, so I decided to piece them together to make a cool necklace.