Monday, March 19, 2012

It must be "yellow fever" on Design Wall Monday

The only reason I can find for why it seems that every quilt I've sewn this year has major yellow overtones, is I must have "yellow fever". I had no intention to start another quilt but the Made in Cherry QAL caught my eye and I couldn't look away.



Again I'm working out of my stash of yellows and instead of getting smaller it just seems to regenerate when I put it back on the shelf. You can see that I've included birds, bees, flowers and dots. There are a couple of fabrics I think I'll replace. They have yellow backgrounds but it is in a small amount and is reading kinda gray - not what I'm going for.




This quilt will be about 80" square before borders and I'm thinking of adding maybe 3" of background all the way around to float the star. And I realized that this is second quilt in the last 3 weeks I've made that is really just one big sawtooth star. I need to find something for the background of this quilt - maybe something with yellow dots or another white-on-white. I'd like to use something I already own and make this a "free" quilt. I do LOVE sawtooth stars! This is my version of doing a "series" - but I don't think two quilts really makes a "series" does it? Oh well, maybe I'll do another big sawtooth star quilt and then I can legitimately call it a series- my my my I'm getting artsy fartsy here. LOL!

The weather has been so nice. I spent some time stitching out on the screen porch Saturday and Sunday and I hope to find time again today.

Happy stitching-
carol fun

13 comments:

  1. Oh I LOVE that! Once I get through the scrappy quilts I already have started, I just may have to do one of these. Or two! LOL

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  2. That is a seriously BIG star!!! Love it.

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  3. I think 2 counts as a series. I bought a bunch of chicken fabric years ago. I planned on making three different quilts out of it. I (hand pieced) a hen and chicks quilt, I appliqued a quilt my daughter calls "Jousting Chickens" On both of the labels for these two quilts I put a triangle with a number in it as part of the poultry trio. So much for the trio. . . I never got the third quilt done.

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  4. I made that quilt too, but I love how happy yours is. Can't really go wrong with yellow...or sawtooth stars. I'm a big fan too.

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  5. Wow! Love it!! You know, if you ever run out of room for your quilts, I can oblige....just sayin'....

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  6. Gosh, this is so pretty. Bright and happy but not too bright. Love it.

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  7. Artsy Fartsy ha ha. I once saw a pair of yellow quilts as large chair covers I have thought for years maybe I should do that. Look in the stash and make it a free one.

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  8. Wow! It's so bright and striking. It's beautiful :)

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  9. Wow! It's so bright and striking. It's beautiful :)

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  10. Love it! Perfect for this time of year!

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  11. How cheery! That is going to be a stunner, Carol. Have lots of fun getting it together. Love all the yellow fabric you have.

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  12. I like this! This could also work as a scrappy I think! I have a LOT of smaller pieces. What is the name of the pattern?

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