Monday, January 30, 2012

A design wall for Monday that overcompensates for gray days!



Yesterday I complained about all the gray days we had last week (I know I'm whiny that way.) So in my sewing I tried bring some color into my life- I may have gone a bit overboard.



Those 4 rectangles on the left are going to be new placemats to show off my Fiestaware dishes. I used the new line of Moda fabric A Stitch in Color. Isn't it wonderfully happy?? And then there is my Swoon along block for this week. And rounding out the design wall this week we have my Full House entry for Another Year of Schnibbles.I even got it quilted!



I was lucky enough to have a layer cake of A Stitch in Color so I got lots of mileage out of it. The background is a Benartex "Fusions" and yes the color is correct - it is a screaming yellow orange. Think the color that they use to paint lines on roads- that's the shade I'm talking about. I have like 9 yds of this, so I'm good for a while.



Love the little houses and the little sawtooth stars. I'm calling this one Carolville cause if I was a city planner this is what my town would look like. Lots of brightly colored houses! Now I was forced into using some of the prints with gray in this Schnibble and the placemats and it is okay. I know that there is a purpose for every color in the spectrum I'm just not feeling the love for gray.



This is my 7th Swoon block -just 2 more to go. Doing one a week is a pace I like- very doable. So I hope that your week has plenty of sunshine in it. Otherwise I may have to come to your house and make you sew something with some of the 9 yds of that screaming yellow fabric!

Happy stitching-
carol fun

17 comments:

  1. Love your post...you've turned me into a yellow convert.

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  2. This is just such a cheerful collection of photos. I love bright yellow, but it's so hard to find good yellow fabrics - you're so lucky to have nine yards of this great one!! Hope you have tons of fun...

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  3. Hot colors for cold days! Happiness all over the place.

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  4. How in the world did you end up with 9 yards of "screaming yellow" fabric? LOL.

    Love your design wall.

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  5. Those placements are perfect to show off your fiestaware. I love all your quilting projects. They sure do bring sunshine to a dreary day.

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  6. Nothing wrong with a lot of color, especially at this time of year. I love your full house! :0)

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  7. Love all that color. It really brightens up things especially during the grey winter. They make me smile!

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  8. OMG your Schnibble is so darn happy! I love it!

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  9. Love all your projects - and need some colorful brighten-up-the-day myself.

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  10. You've got sunshine on a cloudy day!

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  11. You are just spreading sunshine all over with that pretty yellow! Love love love your swoon block.

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  12. It's gray here too so I LOVED your design wall!
    Love your Carolville piece!
    And I absolutely must join the swoon along because I love this block...the way you have pieced the blue fabric adds so much movement to the block....very cool!

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  13. I love the sunny yellow! Your quilt makes me happy. Just looking at it brings a smile to my face!

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  14. I love everything about Carolville! The fabrics are gorgeous (dang... sorry I missed those!) and the color choices are perfection. The yellow background is genius.

    Your design wall is definitely the best remedy for a gray day. :)

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  15. That yellow is amazing! I just love it :-) It makes me rethink so many of my white backgrounds. Very inspiring! Super quilt!!

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  16. Omigosh, love all the bright and cheerful fabric forming into wonderful quilts at your place--the Swoon block is definitely swoonable.

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