While going through the box of Christmas tree decorations yesterday, I came across these "quilted" wreath ornaments.
I made them sometime in the 90s when it seems they were very popular among quilters around here.
They're made up of 15-16 yo-yos which you make in the regular way but just before pulling the yo-yo shut with the gathering thread around the edge, you put a cotton ball inside to make it poofy. Then the yo-yos (I've long forgotten what size circle to start with) are threaded together and joined to form a wreath shape, about 3-1/2"-4" across. Add a metallic string or ribbon for a hanger and hang it on the tree or on a knob for decoration around the house.
Now they look a little kitschy to me and I haven't used mine in years, but lordy, lordy, I made and gave away a bunch of them! I wonder how many other little quilted gifts I've inflicted on people that no longer look as cute as I once thought they did?