The yo-yos are being used! I brought out the top that I have so far for the BOM and played with a couple ideas and placements for the yo-yos. I ended up only using a single yo-yo (would that be a yo?) at each point of the vine. I really like the way it looks. It's simple and gives some good visual space.
I also nailed down the designs I'm doing for the applique. I have a couple blocks on each side that need to be done. One side will have Sunbonnet Sue and hearts, another will have Sunbonnet Sam and hearts, the third and fourth will have a butterfly and flowers. Once I get the dreaded chores done tomorrow (tons of dishes and a mound of laundry) then I can cut out the templates and fabrics for the applique.