Saturday, June 29, 2013

Yellow and Scrappy Sewing

As June rushes to a close I've got my yellow Birds in the Air blocks for RSC13 in the DONE! column - I made 8 of these in yellow to add to my collection.
 As I was bending over to pick them up I was struck by how nice they look on point!  Hmm...
And I have my June UFO Finish for A Lovely Year of Finishes to share today too. This quilt is one of several that I have started from the book "Quilts from the Heart" by Karin Renaud. The pattern is called Bordered Square but I'm calling mine Scrappy Summertime because of the theme I used when I picked my charms for the block centers.
Photography on long grass has it's challenges! My husband is waiting to mow just before we leave for Vegas tomorrow so please imagine that the quilt actually lies quite flat.

Here are a couple of my favorite blocks. As I was quilting this yesterday I remembered how I had picked the surrounding 2.5" squares to match the colors of the center block. So fun! I love this pattern and think I'll be giving it another go in the future.
One more block and a good luck at the walking foot quilting I did using white Auriful.
I found this great ocean print in my stash to add to the summertime theme.
A charming boy I know who just turned 5 and lives in California will be receiving this quilt once I have a label on it in July.

I'm linking up to ScrapHappy Saturday@soscrappy, Scrap-Basket Sunday@Kim's Great Quilting Adventure and The June Finishes Party for A Lovely Year of Finishes. Whew!

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt! And I love your yellows, too.

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  2. Thanks for the close-ups on the Scrappy Summertime quilt - neat idea for using novelty fabrics!

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  3. Great bird blocks, yes on point looks good. Love the finished quilt. So scrappy and fun.

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  4. I love the yellow blocks. they look great either way. The scrappy is cute too! Have fun
    jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

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  5. I usually say I don't like yellow, but then I see blocks like yours and realize that sometimes I like yellow quite a lot. What a lovely mix in a great block pattern!

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  6. The yellow blocks look really nice on point! I like the colors in the second quilt and great job on the quilting. It looks really nice :)

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  7. Gorgeous yellow birds. I can see a lot of potential ways to play with those blocks. I would never have though yellow would look this good but they are great!
    Your Scrappy Summertime is great. Love the colours and fabrics. That is a perfect way to use scraps. It's wonderful!

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  8. I love the finished quilt AND those yellow and white blocks--beauties!

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  9. Very pretty. I love the way you focused colors on those center blocks.

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  10. Your birds in the air blocks do look great on point!

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  11. Your birds in the air are scrumptious...love the yellow. Also really like scrappy summertime. Such a cute idea to keep the center squares to a theme. Some little person is going to love it!

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  12. Love your bird blocks AND your scrappy Summertime. Summertime looks like something that I am going to add to my list of quilts to make!!

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  13. I have a grand niece who would flip over the yellow blocks. So fresh and petty. Happy quilting.

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  14. Beautiful quilt! I love, love, LOVE it.
    The yellow birds in the air blocks are so cool..

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  15. I love your Summertime quilt. Great yellow blocks.

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  16. Yes I can totally see those yellow birds set on point. I am also imagining quilting possibilities in the open areas. Are there going to be other colors in the quilt? I will love to see it when its done.

    Your scrappy quilt is delightful. Lots of cute, interesting prints. And yes, very summery!

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  17. What a lovely, happy quilt. I love your yellow blocks too, on point or not.

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