Saturday, 7 March 2015

Yellow is the Colour

     When I typed the title of todays post an old Donovan (I think it's Donovan) song turned up in my head which I suppose really dates me , but it's such a pretty song.  "Yellow is the colour of my true loves hair, in the morning......etc.  Yellow is such a pretty colour.  
    
      I have not had a lot of time for sewing yellow scrappy blocks because my Guild challenge is due on Tuesday and I have been spending my time sewing it ,  figuring out how to quilt it and  practicing ,practicing,practicing. First on paper and then on a quilt sandwich as I am a fairly novice free motion quilter.  Here's a picture of a practice quilt motif for part of the quilt.  I should have practiced on yellow.



    
      Getting back to yellow.  Yellow is one of the colours of the challenge fabric and as my challenge piece is pretty small I will have lot's of leftovers to use in scraps later in the month. Yay!

     I do have one yellow block to share with you.  Last night when my brain was tired of all the fmq drawing and practice I decided to make a medallion block using Tanya's excellent tutorial.  Many of you have probably seen this already. I was pretty tired but I managed to  cut out all the fabric  for each of the 4 sub blocks that make up the big block, and to sew one sub block.  This morning I decided to quickly chain piece the other three.  Whoops!



     The block on the top left is pieced correctly and the other two are not. I can hear my mother whispering in my ear "haste makes waste"   The mistake happened back on log two.  So after some unsewing and resewing I finished the medallion block.


     I'm linking up to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge at So Scrappy, then I'm back to the Challenge.

11 comments:

  1. Yay! Your yellow block looks great. Thanks for linking to my tutorial.

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  2. Lovely block. Here's to a happy finish for Tuesday.

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  3. I love that little log block! Darn it - have to move it up on the to do list. Your quilting looks great and I love your practice pattern. Good luck on getting it done for Tuesday.

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  4. I think your FMQ is very good. Hang in there and it will get done for Tuesday. Love your yellow block. I too have a dotty yellow in my block.

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  5. Your FMQuilting looks great. Practice really does make such a difference. Love your yellows too. Glad you found time for both.

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  6. Yellow beats the white of winter snow ! :)

    The block looks great.

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  7. The extra effort was worth it; lovely yellow block!

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  8. You don't look like a novice free motion quilter to me!

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  9. Your yellow block looks great!

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  10. I like the medalliion blocks. I just seen them for the first time on another blog this morning.

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