Saturday, February 24, 2018

Project Quilting - Mellow Yellow

This week's Project Quilting challenge (Mellow Yellow) was quite serendipitous as I had unearthed a bundle of leftover fabric that featured a lovely floral print on yellow.  These were the pieces I had left after making a round robin quilt - one 3/4 yard piece of fabric, and a long piece that was 20 inches wide.  I also had a bit of light blue, and piece of yellow from my finished quilt.

 I decided that this week I wanted to make a larger project than usual so that I could make the best use of the nice piece of fabric I had plus some other pieces from my stash.  I went to EQ8 and started deciding on my design.  I came up with a two block quilt that I thought would look lovely in yellow and blue, and it was time to find the rest of my fabric.

Since most of my "stash" consists of pieces that are around 1/4 yard I pulled out several pieces of yellow, plus a dark blue and some white on white.  I have plenty of yellow, so it was fun to find several that would work well for my plan!

I started out with the Star Shadow block and made 5 of those.

Then I added the alternate blocks.
I purposely matched the yellow in this block with the outer triangles in the first block to add a little depth to my design.  By this time it was late Friday afternoon, and I knew I was going to have to hustle to get this quilted on time!

I pieced the back from the remaining floral fabric, and yet another piece of yellow from my stash (did I mention that yellow is a favorite of mine?)  and set to work quilting.

I used my waking foot to do some stitch in the ditch around the alternate blocks, then stitched around the stars.  I decided to do a smallish stipple, including the yellow inner border.

I was thinking of doing some straight lines in the border, but decided that my usual swirl would be a better choice and keep the border laying nice and flat.

I finished it, but not in time to take advantage of the lovely sunshine we had for a while this afternoon.  But this quilt looks like sunshine all on it's own, I think!

Maybe now I can get that catchy tune out of my head :)

This quilt measures 40 x 40 inches, and was created by me in Coos Bay, OR.


Sista said...

Beautiful you got one of my votes!

ShirleyC said...

Yellows just make for a happy quilt of any size! Very pretty!

Astrid said...

Beautiful yellow quilt. Voted for you.

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Barb Neiwert said...

What a fun quilt you've created - and it wouldn't have happened without the challenge. You, go! I love it! Can anyone vote, or just participants?

Marsha said...

A happy quilt. Good luck.

PersimonDreams said...

absolutely stunning!!!