A couple of years ago I saw a picture of a quilt similar to this at Gooseberry Patch and fell in love with it! I simply felt I had to have one and then, typical me, put it to the back of my mind.
Then came the hours of happily watching Poirot and appliqueing the yo-yo's by hand onto the white fabric.
For the backing, I knew I wanted red and white ticking. I was fortunate enough to find the "real thing" at my local fabric shop - and, as luck would have it, it was soft rather than stiff!
Next, I tie quilted alternate yo-yo's into place with red pearl cotton, the ties showing on the back.
Again, using pearl cotton, I quilted the border in simple straight lines and got the "look" that I wanted!
Rather than traditional binding, I used my favourite method of folding in the edges to finish the quilt .
My labour of love took 400 yo-yo's and two years to complete! I enjoyed EVERY minute of it - it was so much fun that I even made several cushions!