Saturday, March 21, 2015

All things yellow...and one green beer.

I had occasion to be at my LQS this afternoon. I know...shock and awe!! That I would be at a quilt store to help celebrate Worldwide Quilting Day. It is always great to see my friends there and of course there is always lots of fabric and projects to discuss. And I did get the backing for my Grand Illusions quilt. And some w/b FQ's for my RSC15 (these I use for the backgrounds).

This week I also celebrated St. Patrick's day by attending a fun(d) raiser for my granddaughter's dance troup who are raising funds to finance their trip to Disneyland in July. Bring on the green beer. Cheers!

In celebrating yellow this week I have added another 17 to my yellow string blocks =40. These should have come with a warning. They are very addictive!! These combined with the blues and pinks should make another fun scrap-happy quilt.


I have sewed and sewed and sewed some more and I am so close to the RRCB being a quilt-top-centre. The pieced border still awaits yet more cutting and sewing.
 
I also wanted to show you my completed Passionate Greys which had taken up residence in my daugther's home. I will borrow it back from her for our guild's Festival of Quilts coming up in June. This is her new beautiful rescue cat Renzo Purr-ini checking out the binding.



I wish you all full bobbins and straight seams (if that is your desire). To keep up with others and their yellow delights, head on over to SoScrappy and Oh Scrap!.

Love and hugs
Kathy


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  1. I love your string blocks. So pretty. Great job on getting so much done.

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    1. thank you so much. Quilting...it's what I do! Now to get rid of this full time job.

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  2. Lots and lots of beautiful yellow strings. Great quilt in shades of gray and sunny yellow.

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    1. thank you Nell, I love working with yellow.

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  3. Lots of AWESOME sewing going on at your house!! String blocks and BOTH quilt tops are FANTASTIC!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your enthusiastic appreciation of my work. Love it!

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  4. Raving about that first yellow string project!! Arms waving around in the air! LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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    1. Thank you, and a heart felt wave back to you. Working with string blocks is very liberating. And thought provoking, as I haven't a clue yet what to do with them.

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  5. nice blocks! are you making a quilt from each color? no wonder you're so speedy lol!

    Helen

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    1. Thank you Helen. I have no idea at this point what I will be doing with these blocks. In any case it will be a large quilt, as that is what gives me the most wind in my sails.

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  6. I think your string blocks are wonderful! They are so addictive. I was once using a string block as a Leader/Ender and then ended up pushing everything out of the way and just did the string block until the quilt was finished! All of your quilts are pretty, but I like the one for RRCB the most!

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    1. Thank you, I love making these string blocks. I will be adding more colours to make the blending of one colour to the next a little less jarring...or at least that is my hope/plan.

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  7. Absolutely beautiful quilts! Love how your RRCB is progressing and "Passionate Greys" can come live with me anytime if your daughter doesn't want it LOL

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    1. Thank you Kevin. I am having a very good time with all this creating and sewing up of the stash! You would have to arm wrestle the girl for the Passionate Greys, it has a wool batt and brushed cotton backing and she declares it is amazing for snuggling under.

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  8. What a sunny post with all those pretty yellows! Thanks for sharing on Oh Scrap!

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    1. Thanks Cynthia, I love all the scrappy action your posters are sharing. And I love yellow. It is a great exercise to work in one colour for a whole month.

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