Sunday, June 15, 2014

Getting Mellow with Yellow....

Okay, so I know that's not the most creative or original title for a blog post about YELLOW, but it's the best I could do at midnight with fried brain cells LOL!!!  Will you forgive me if I show you my YELLOW Soul Searching block for this month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge?

It's really bright and happy, just as it should be! 

I had a lot of fun picking out YELLOWS for this block.....and I even strayed outside my comfort zone, choosing a few fabrics that had a lot of other colors rather than just YELLOW!

You can tell this is a working corner ... those polka dots are the cover of my ToDo project folder,
my EQ books are right next to my computer for easy reference, and there's a whiteboard
just above my computer to the right of the picture that you can't see;
hence, the eraser and some batting for cleaning it :) 

I just love some of these fun prints that ended up in the block .....

Don't you just adore that library print???  I have a lot of different prints in this line that will someday become a nice cuddly quilt for me to snuggle under when I read :)  As you can see, I used a lot of the black-on-yellow prints I picked up during my travels last month.  In fact, I'm not sure I could even have made this block if I hadn't collected so many new and exciting yellows during my trip.  Of course, my favorite is the sunglasses print!  Here's another close up of some of the fabrics....

I'm playing with different fabrics for the feathers of my Yellow Hootie block next.  I always start with the feathers and choose the other fabrics to go with them......

Taking pictures at night means the colors are off, much darker than normal - UGH!!!
I do love the movement in the fabric on the right even though it has a lot of really deep orange it it!

The fabrics on the right are really not as browy-orange as they look here.
I'm not too crazy about any of these, although I'd maybe like to use those dots in one of his "belly layers"

Again, the colors are off here -
the fabrics on the left are a weird greeny-yellow, but they don't have nearly that much green in them.
I really love the "feathery" movement in the two end fabrics .....
I hate to leave you with such a life-or-death cliffhanger, but you'll have to come back next week to see which one of these I choose for Hootie's feathers - mainly because I don't even know myself yet!  :)

You can see many, many wonderful projects made with YELLOW's
at SoScrappy's Rainbow Scrap Challenge HERE

And lots of wonderful stash can be found
at Judy's Patchwork Times HERE
Hugs & Blessings!


  1. So many beautiful yellow fabrics. Your block has definitely benefited from your recent stash additions. Love all your black on whites too -- great block!

  2. Great fabrics! I may have to start collecting again soon. The stash is dwindling down. Love your blocks

  3. The fabric on the left of the dots might look great as Hootie's feathers! Wonderful additions to your stash and those sunglasses on the print are perfect. Great work this week.

  4. The beachy/sunglasses yellow print was my favorite, too. But then ANYTHING beach-related is a favorite of mine! (Sure am wishing I could be at the beach right now!)

    I can't wait to see your yellow Hootie!

  5. Is there such a thing as stash envy - if so I have it. What gorgeous fabrics. Love the little sewing machines, teapots, scissors and those yellow sunglasses are too cool. What a great block. You must have had so much fun selecting these great fabrics. Can't wait to see Hootie.

  6. I always enjoy seeing the variety of fabric prints you pick for projects! You have an awesome collection, and I love your yellow block. Can't wait to see the yellow Hootie!

  7. So jealous ;-) of all your bright, cheerful yellow fabrics! Even though I did some yellow stash enhancement, I didn't find anything as colorful as yours! The library print caught my eye immediately - brought back memories of when I worked at the public library in high school. Can't wait to see how this month's Hootie turns out; fwiw, my favorite wing fabric is the yellow on the far right in the last group.

  8. I love your yellow stash... such fantastic prints... love love love!

  9. What an awesome assortment of fabrics!! I love that library print, what a neat find. Now I have the mellow yellow song going through my head....

  10. I'm totally in love with that library print! I must have some for my daughter who is a high school librarian. Who makes it? blessings, marlene

  11. Nice! I don't have much yellow in my stash. You have some fun ones.

  12. Your fabrics are much more fun than anything in my stash! Love the "blah, blah, blah."
    I can't wait to see the final selections for Hootie's feathers. I want to see if I guessed correctly what you would choose. : )

  13. Nice! I love the way you've combined the black and white with whatever the month's color. What is the block pattern? It's a really pretty one!

  14. This is a really cute colour combination

  15. Love the block and I adore all the fabrics xx

  16. Love your fabrics, colors and prints. Another beautiful soul searching block.


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