Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Stitching Sunshine Blog Hop

Welcome to my post for the Stitching Sunshine Blog Hop!  Carla always has the best ideas for hops, and this one was right up my alley - I love yellow (and blue, of course) and I love stitching up some sunshine!
So, of couse I jumped in with anticipation!  We've had a fairly gloomy spring here on the Oregon coast, so it was fun to play with some bright yellow fabrics.

I had the perfect collection I wanted to work with - most of a Sunny Side Up fat quarter collection from Island Batik, plus the scraps I had left from making a pattern sample for the Spring/Summer 2019 catalog using the same collection.  My pattern is called May Roses, and I had some blocks left from making a smaller sample for my local quilt shop as well, so I added those to the mix to see what I could come up with.
I started out by working with my leftover blocks and made a little wallhanging sized quilt:
And then I only had 3 more blocks left, so I thought a little table runner might be a fun idea.
Oh yes, that definitely adds a touch of sunshine to my dining room!  Next I decided to tackle some of those fat quarters.  Hmm....how about a little baby size quilt using my CityScape pattern?

First I needed to find 7 fat quarters with no chunks cut out of them.  Then the fun of piecing could start!
I decided to use some solid gray for the sashing - it gives a nice calming effect.
I quited it in yellow thread with an overall meander.  Don't you love those blue strawberries on a yellow background?
Love it!  But I still have a lot of fabric left, so maybe one more project?  Well, I'm on a roll with remaking some patterns so how about Daisy Garland?  I found a few more whole fat quarters and got to work again...

Pretty!  By now I was getting close to deadline time, and decided to quilt this one in an easy swirl in a light blue thread.

And this morning I got some pictures of it in the sunshine - so nice. 

Four projects finished with!  That's a lot of sunshine!  But....
I still have a big stack of scraps!  I've decided to use these to make a quilt from Bonnie Hunter's String Fling book.  Blue Skies is going to be a fun summer project, so I'll be Stitching Sunshine for the next few months it looks like.

Thanks, Carla for hosting this hop!  Hope everyone else has had as much fun stitching sunshine as I have!  Make sure to visit the other blogs on today's schedule:


Don't forget to stop by Carla's Blog to enter a giveaway, too!  Creating in the Sticks is full of sushine and happy quilting!  Make sure to tell her thanks for hosting!

29 comments:

Vicki in MN said...

Wow you almost have the never ending fat quarter pack! That is a whole lot of fun projects to be stitching up.

Pam said...

Love your creativity!! Getting so many projects out of a small amount of fabric!

Carol said...

Awesome projects! I love blue and yellow--these are all so pretty!

Rebecca Smith said...

Wow! I love all your sunshine projects.

Podunk Pretties said...

Oh my so many gorgeous projects!

Carol S. said...

Oh my goodness, you definitely made use of your fabrics with all those projects. I love them all! The color combos are beautiful and the sunshine just radiates from them. You rocked this hop for sure! Thank you for sharing all this sweetness.

Diane M said...

Gorgeous 🤩

Kathleen said...

Wow! You sure got a lot of sunshine done for the blog hop! They are each gorgeous in their own way. This is one of my favorite colorways that I rarely use...what is up with that?

Vasudha said...

Aren't you an overachiever :-) Loved all your patterns - especially the cityscape. You've made really good use of this FQ bundle.

Quiltlady said...

great projects in one of my favorite color combinations; blue and yellow always bring on a smile.

Needled Mom said...

So many beautiful, happy projects. That color combination is so pretty.

Calicojoan said...

Wow wow wow...You have lots of fabulous "Sunshine" goodness to show us. I love how you can find so many ways to use extra blocks and scraps to make new and fun other things too. Of course that is my favorite line of IB. I had that in my surprise package last year. Thanks for inspiring us to find so many ways to play! I'm curious, what quilt are you going to do in the String Fling book? It's my favorite book!

Charlene McCain said...

Wow! You've been stitching sunshine all over the place! You got a lot of mileage out of that one bundle. All of your projects are gorgeous! The blue and yellow fabric is beautiful, and I really do love those blue strawberries!

works4me said...

Wow, you really ran with the sunshine theme. Lovely projects.

Quilting Gail said...

You've been busy with your sunshine projects! I love how you used the Island Batik line of Sunny Side Up! They were perfect for this blog hop! I also love how each project, although using the same fabrics has a totally different look!
Happy Quilting! :-)

tubakk said...

Such lovely things you've made. My favorite is that beautiful runner.

Karen's Korner said...

Lots of lovely "Sunshine" things happening at your place with those pretty fabrics.

Carla said...

Oh, WOW, you rocked the sunshine. Every project is beautiful and you are amazing to make all this sunshiny eye candy. Love your fabrics!!!

Karrin Hurd said...

What a great bunch of projects! I always love blue and yellow together. Thanks so much for sharing!

teachpany said...

Wow, you were really on a roll! Very ambitious, but then again, when you love the fabrics and colors, it's hard to put them down. Great projects.

Beth said...
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grammajudyb said...

That’s a lot of “making sunshine”! I’m a fan of blue and yellow!

For the love of geese said...

These are all amazing and the perfect collection . I love them all.

Sharon said...

Are you sure that the fat quarter pack wasn't reproducing when your back was turned? (LOL) Your projects are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Very pretty projects in blue and yellow.

Pamela said...

It's beautiful! Thanks for the sunshine!

LJ said...

My heavens, once you're on a roll there's no stopping!! Wonderful projects; my favorite was the table runner. All are filled with such sunshine and perfect for Summer Sunshine.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

So many great projects and who doesn't love blue and yellow together. Sunshine and blue skies.

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Your companion pieces to May Roses are some of my favourites in this whole hop. The colours are just glorious and of course they yell "sunflowers" to which I am very partial. Thanks for linking up with the Chameleon's Colour & Inspiration Tuesday. :)