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Thursday, October 29, 2009

What's wrong with yellow?

(Photo credit - Evindl)


I've seen blue quilts, pink quilts, red quilts and green quilts. I've seen blue and yellow quilts, or purple and yellow quilts. But I've never seen an all yellow quilt. This thought struck me the other day, quite out of the blue, and I've been thinking about it ever since.

(Photo credit - cauchycomplete)

Why don't we use yellow as the predominant colour in our sewing? I'm sure we all love yellow, I mean, it's the colour of happiness! It's a bright and cheerful colour, and you can't help but smile when you're surrounded by yellow. Nature uses yellow in abundance, from the bright sun, through to the sand on the beach, and all the hundreds of yellow flowers.

(Photo Credit - drgnmastr)

Perhaps, a whole quilt in yellow is just too much of a good thing? Maybe yellow is great, but only in small doses? Well, I intend to find out.

So I've issued myself a challenge. To create a quilt entirely using yellow coloured fabric. No pink. No green. No blue. No nothing else but yellow.

And I was quite suprised when I raided my stash and realised I actually had alot of yellow fabric. And not only yellow fabric, but yellow fabric that all went with each other. I only ended up buying 2 small bits of yellow from work, just to add to the pile.


(excuse the dark photo. They really are quite 'sunshiney!')

So, my goal? To turn this pile of sunshine fabric into something pretty. Something that doesn't make one reach for the sunglasses. But a quilt that does justice to the beautiful colour.

*gulp*
Well, that's the plan anyway. I guess we will only find out in time whether a full yellow quilt actually looks good or not!

(Photo Credit - henribonell)

**Giveaway closed and drawn.**

And, horror of horrors! I completely forgot my 1st blog birthday, which was a month or so ago now. So, for a belated celebration, I'll give away one yellow fatquarter. Simply leave a comment to be in the draw, which will be open till Monday the 1st of November (AEDST.)

26 comments:

arlette said...

I like yellow, I'd like to use it more, but same happens to me, maybe is it hard to mix with the other colours?, hmmmmm I think I have to try a sunny yellow quilt as you going to do, looks pretty, I'd like to be in the draw as well!

sandra said...

I also love yellow, and I think a quilt all in yellows would be great. I do have one that is all oranges/yellows and it is very cheerful.
Enter me in the draw too please.

Jeanette said...

I like yellow but at times it's hard ti find a nice yellow fabric. I'd love to win the fat 1/4.

Jeannette said...

I love yellow the nice warm goldy ones call out to me. Please count me in the draw

Lotta said...

Hi,
Yellow is a lovely color that I use a lot but I've never made a quilt with only yellow fabric. A quilt like that should feel very sunny and bright and I think it would make me feel happy.
Lotta in Sweden

Béa said...

I love yellow ! kiss.

Mistea said...

Yellow hasn't really made an appearance in my stash except on the odd occasion, but I have noticed that Orange has started to feature more often lately so I guess I am just one step away from Yellow. Can't wait to see your sunny creation.

Jenny said...

I love yellows, I have none in my stash at the moment, can't seem to find any. I agree, the colour of sunshine and flowers!

Anna said...

Best luck with your yellow quilt! I have seen a couple of yellow quilt on the web and they are just gorgeous.
I love yellow myself and plan to make an all yellow quilt some day.

Congrautlations on your blog birthday - I'd love to win your fat quarter!

- Anna, sy.lugnagatan.net

Tozz said...

Sam you have inspired me! I am so looking forward to seeing your finished yellow quilt :) and no you dont see many all yellow ones either :) hugs Vicki

Chookyblue...... said...

no so much yellow in the shops to choose from either.........happy blog birthday........

Terry said...

I LOVE yellow! Can't wait to see the quilt! :0)

Anita in Florida said...

Happy bloggy birthday...a yellow 'sunburst' would be lovely!

Loralynn said...

I'm not a huge fan of yellow. I do however, like the material colors you are showing! I like the softer, buttery colors best. I am really looking forward to seeing your quilt!

paulette said...

To wrap yourself in a yellow quilt will be like wrapping yourself in sunshine! I love yellow!!
Can't wait for the sunshine quilt reveal!
Paulette

barb's creations said...

Look forward to seeing your all yellow quilt.I'm sure it will be very cheering next winter :) Barb.

Bev C said...

Hello Sam, I have very few yellow and red materials in my stash. If you look at a garden red and yellow really stand out this is especially true with roses.Have a good weekend.

teresa said...

Good luck with your all-yellow quilt.. I love yellow too and like you have quite a bit of it in my stash, but never made an all-yellow quilt. Can't wait to see it

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Well those photos sure show that yellow can stand on its own. Must admit the only one colour quilt I've made is red, though I have though of oranges.
look forward to seeing your finished project.
Hugs,
Sharon

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Best wishes for your first anniversary! Love your yellow challenge - can't wait to see the end result. I must admit my stash is a bit low on the yellow side of things.

Sue Cahill said...

How interesting, I love yellow and have never thought of making an all yellow quilt. I want to run up to my sewing room, pull all the yellows from my stash and see what I can do with them.

Congrats on reaching your milestone!

Sue cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Jantine said...

Sounds like fun, a yellow quilt. Are you sure you can miss one FQ ;-)? It is a beautiful color!

Sarah or Semmy said...

I love yellows of any shade. I find I use it quite often in my quilts and keep running out before other colors. I think an all yellow object would be beautiful if you keep it to basic light, medium and dark shades. Anxious to see your results.

clare's craftroom said...

I love Yellow and have no doubt you will make a beautiful yellow quilt !

Leahdis said...

Hey sam, I just made some Yellow blocks for a swap, and I think they turned out rather well. Im quite fond of yellow especially in vinatge fabric and sheets. Cant wait to see what you come up with.

The Accessory Lady said...

Absolutely nothing wrong with yellow. It's happy, and joyous and cheerful and now you've inspired me to create something in that wonderful color. Thank you!