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Friday, July 01, 2011

For The Love Of Yellow! ((Giveaway!!))

I do love yellow…I admit it! Anywhere from pale butter yellow, all the way to marigold, and everywhere in between. As a quilter, I am all about the punch colors! And for me, yellow is right up there with cheddar and red! And yes, there is a Giveaway at the bottom of this post, but you gotta read all the way down there to get to it. No skimming!

So I’ve been kitting up stuff to take to Oregon with me, and you can see here my wide array of yellow solids. My question for this quilt kept going back to this:

Do I want to stick with ONE YELLOW ((The SAFE route, right?!)) For the Florabunda quilt, or do I want to let loose with different yellows as in the antique quilt that started this whole MUST MAKE NOW craze?!

I’m leaning toward different yellows. I really am. When I look at the quilt with ONE yellow…blocks join in the corners to form one big yellow square with 4 seams in it. If I am going to have 4 seams there anyway, why not add a bit of something to make that piecing worth while?

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I’ve got 4 blocks sewn. Yes. Only 4. I know some are nearly ready to put their whole tops together, or get the binding on --- and I’m straggling at 4..but hey! It’s progress! Subee just posted that hers is DONE! YankeeQuilter's are well on the way!

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See how the two different yellows come together in the center? I like that. Where when it was one yellow, it was just not as interesting. So I’m going to go with it!

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Here are my 72 blocks worth of floral strips, all cut and ready to go! I still have to cut the yellows, but will get to that.

All this yellow got me thinking about the other yellow quilts I’ve made, and I went upstairs to the guest room closet to pull this one out:

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The pale yellow looks even more faded in this picture, but the paths ARE yellow! I made this grandmother’s flower garden, every stitch by hand, in the regular “add a 1/4” seam and just piece it the regular way” style. I’m thinking of when it was started…we bought our first home in 1992….and I know I started it before that. I remember tracing the templates on the fabric and cutting them out one at a time when Jeff was TINY. Jason was in swim lessons --- and I’d bring this with me and stitch the blossoms during the lessons. So it dates around to 1990 and a bit after. Funny how you can date quilts by where you lived when you were making them?

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Do you recognize some of these prints? Oh, some were definite FAVORITES of mine! This quilt also taught me why I should never use warm and natural batting for a hand quilting project! >_< It was like quilting through cardboard! My how things have improved since then! You’ll notice there is no binding. I simply turned the front and the backing 1/4” to the inside and blind stitched it closed, and then went back and quilted 1/4” from the edge of the quilt to finish.

Yellow in antique quilts always makes me giddy! Here are some I’d love to share with you!

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Look at these golden yellow sashings for this great country style 9 patch! There is an idea for you….have some blocks that need to be set? Try yellow!

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Lovely 6 pointed star with yellow background! I love how the yellow just adds the “HAPPY” element! Yellow, Aqua and Red? Yes please! And throw in some pink for good measure!

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I loved the shape of these dresden plates! Of course, I would have scrappied them up a bit, but yellow is a great background for this 1940’s quilt!

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I just love the shape of these dresdens! Flat blade/round blade/flat blade/round blade…Cool, yeah?

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Now THIS top has my heart! I’ve been a string piecing fool over the past year, and I’m still not making much of a dent! Isn’t this just so classic against that yellow? YES PLEASE!

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And this one is a bit grainy, but I think you get the idea! How simple! Scrappy split-4-patch blocks with alternating yellow squares….LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

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And what is not to love about a gorgeous scrappy wedding ring on solid yellow?!? What really caught my eye and made me smile is that some of the rings follow a pattern, some do not…and the red/white 4 patch connectors all turn different ways. DOUBLE YES PLEASE!

So are you wanting to sew something yellow?! I have here up for grabs….a pattern and template to get you started!

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This pattern and template can be yours just by leaving me a comment below! The template makes a 4” mini windmill block. You could go to town on your scraps…and punch it up with some YELLOW! Are you game?

I’ll draw the lucky winner after the fireworks on 4th of July. That’s Monday….we’ll give it the long weekend to make it available to all!

I’m off this morning for a SEW DAY at Karen’s! Lisa and Miz Shelby will also be joining us! Have a great Friday everyone!

339 comments:

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Lee Ann said...

Looks like I'm first; so, probably will not win. However, I did want to say I love how you used yellow in the quilts! It's not overwhelming and simply gorgeous.

Nancy said...

OMG... I love yellow and those quilts are fabulous! Especially love the nine patch...

SubeeSews said...

This quilt also taught me why I should never use warm and natural batting for a hand quilting project! >_<
That comment is soooo true. I am working on a queen size Wholecloth quilt and it has Warm and Natural as the batting. This was started in the 90's. I wear out needles with this! The stuff is like cardboard. Perhaps I need to drag it out and unstitch what I have done...hummm
As to yellow...I am working on a Grandmother's Flower Garden and the path is a cute yellow with teeny tiny white circles. I also have an entire bolt of a butter yellow paisley.
I would so like to win your template. But even if I do not win I will be so happy for the winner. Anything from you is fantastic.
XOXOXOXO Subee

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

As a mathematician who love STATS, Lee Ann's comment made me smile. Theoretically, we all have an equal chance of winning this LOVELY YELLOW giveaway, but I understand her "hunch." :0)
That was a wonderful showing of yellow quilts Bonnie! Count me in, please.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

You've convinced me! Yellow really does punch up the color and I am sorely in need of some solid colors. The pattern & template would be great! I have wanted to make one of those for a while!

catequilter said...

there is just something about yellow, It just brightens up my day. As always I love what you are doing. I really like the look of different yellows as well.

Brenda said...

I like yellow a lot. It is such a happy color.I love all those old quilts.

Kay said...

I think you may have converted me. I love the yellows. So cheerful and happy.

Patchwork Penguin said...

I was always told that a little yellow goes a long way. Well you've proved that one to be true.. only in the eyes of the beholder.

Thanks so much for sharing. Have fun in Oregon... wish I could come with you!!!!

Synthia said...

Yes, yes, yes, I want to be in your drawing! You've got me all hyped up to do a yellow setting with a batch of 9-patch blocks I made some time ago.

Mommarock said...

I do love yellow too. I remember when I was little, we had these tupperware bowls there were 6 different colors for 6 kids (my 7th sibling wasn't born yet). Each child had their own color, and MINE was YELLOW!

Quiet Quilter said...

Yellow! Yellow! Such a great color...Makes a quilt sit up and take notice!

Would love the book and template...I am getting my scraps out now...

Amy said...

I had already started a yellow Jacob's Ladder BEFORE you posted this, but I'm up for more :-) I'd love to win a give the windmills a try. Thanks for offering the giveaway! Happy 4th...

LaDonna and Diana said...

I love string quilts too! I like how yellow makes every fabric happy!

LaDonna

Anonymous said...

I was so thrilled to see your title "for the love of yellow". Yellow is my favorite color. If I could I would paint most of the rooms in my home some shade of yellow but alas others live here too.

I love how the yellow just adds the “HAPPY” element! Same here.
When I wear yellow clothes I even feel happier.
Tommie

WhiteStone said...

I agree about "loving the yellow"! Enjoyed seeing the quilts you posted. Count me in on the drawing.

Marcia said...

What wonderful quilts. I love the way you share and comment on each. It's so fun. Thank you for your wonderful blog.
marciaryder2@verizon.net

qltmom9 said...

I ~love~ yellow (but also, most colors), and, of course, scrappy IS why we love Bonnie.
The 4th of July is MY birthday, so I should win.
I'm SO excited...I turn 50 this year.
Thank you for the cool yellow quiltshow. Delightful.

Lucy (in IN)

Vic in NH said...

Wow! What a fabulous collection of yellow antique quilts! I have fun looking at antique quilts on Ebay, too.
As for your Floribunda, I love the look of the two different yellows. It makes that yellow square into a four patch; much better!
Vic in NH
victoriacarrollparkhill@yahoo.com

Kasey said...

I love yellow- it's such a HAPPY color! My dog has a yellow blanket that seems to be her favorite, and I used yellow as my constant for my still-in-progress RRCB. I even have a pair of yellow Chuck Taylors- they always put me in a good mood. Happy 4th of July!!!

Sandy said...

Love the yellow! I don't know why yellow is such an intimidating color for me. I love what I see other people do with it but I don't use it that often myself. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

Pat said...

I would love that little template! this 4th of July is actually my 35th wedding anniversary. Yes, we were married on the 4th of July, 1976, America's Bicentennial.

I also love yellow. My grandkids have an orange-yellow tabby cat that visits their house on his way around the neighborhood each morning. They named him Cheddar!!! Can you see this little windmill quilt in some CW repros, highlighted with cheddar?

Coloradolady said...

I have been looking for great yellows in the quilt shops....I want to do one of these quilts using yellow soon!!! You know so many projects to want to do, so little time!! Thanks for the chance!

Freda said...

I love all the yellow quilts. Yep, I would uses all the different yellows in your quilt too.

Monica said...

I'm already picturing a Windmill quilt with yellow and my 30's prints.

Thank you for the chance to win!

KatDee said...

Yellow had never been a fav of mine until I began to see used in quilting. I am now ready to take the plunge and queue up the sunshine!

Thank you so much for your blog, I read it daily and find you inspirational. I missed the last NC workshop and I am hoping you will do another. I am in Waxhaw, about 20 miles south of Charlotte on the South Carolina border.

Kathy in FL said...

I love yellow, too! I'm glad you decided to use many yellows in your Floribunda quilt. You and Tonya have convinced me that more is better.

Irene Onderweegs said...

You do love yellow?
MMMM, let me think.
OK, yellow, game, shoot!
Sunny side up in Amsterdam,
Irene

Sandy said...

Love the yellow. It is so bright and cheerful!

The Nifty Stitcher said...

I like yellow too Bonnie - it's such a happy, cheerful colour.Loved all the quilts, particularly the Dresden and wedding ring ones. Thanks for the chance to win.

DiSwi said...

I totally love the multi-yellows..shades give a quilt alot of dimension!!
Diana Swihart

Elisa said...

Do I have scraps? Yes. Do I have yellow! No. But your pics inspire me to shop!

Shirley said...

Bonnie, I never liked yellow until I saw how you used it in your "Sister's Quilt". Then I had the opportunity to see a "Sister's Quilt" displayed at the Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show last year. I fell in love with it! I haven't started that quilt yet...I have your book and have bought my yellow fabric for it...now collecting the other fabrics.

Thank you for providing great patterns and all the posts about your travels. You have a great time in Oregon!

rockgranny said...

I love yellow too, it is colour of sun and how I wouldn't love it.Just finishing "crayon box" with yellow sashings

Mary5 said...

I'd love to win. Thank you for the chance.

What a F-U-N post.~

DebrafromMD said...

I love yellow. It is the first color I see in Spring that tells me winter is finally on its way out - yellow crocuses are alway the first up, then the forsythia blooms followed by the daffodils. I love the way yellow brightens up a quilt too.

Mary Lou Casada said...

I've loved that windmill pattern for as long as I can remember....saw it in a McCall's Antique quilt mag or some such, and love, loved it! :-) It was the yellow that drew my eye!!! Glad you found a new "spark" with this florabunda project! I worry about your schedule taking the joy out of your quilting...but it doesn't look like that is gonna happen!! Also glad to know I'm not the only one who will drop everything for a brand new sumthin'-sumthin' inspiration!!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

MJinMichigan said...

Yellow is such a cheerful color. Unfortunately I can't wear yellow or I look jaundiced but it's great in quilts and I'd love to win your drawing. Thanks for all the inspiration!

mtnquiltr said...

I wouldn't have thought of yellow as background, and I'd still start with the paler shades, but I'm inspired by your string stars on yellow!

Robin said...

I love yellow too Bonnie!! all shades!

Linda said...

Wow, love all the quilts with yellow in them! Very pretty!

Tina O. said...

What's not to love about Yellow! It is such a cheery color, I have my kitchen painted yellow.

sao said...

Have fun sewing today.....I really enjoyed seeing all of your yellow quilts....the Grandmother's Flower Garden is adorable....love the border!

Happy 4th of July too!
sao in Midlothian, VA

Jennifer said...

Oh I would definitely use different yellows...the more the merrier! These quilts are all great. Makes me wish I actually had time to sit and quilt like I want to! Oh well 4 years till I can retire!! I hope I win!
Jenny in Florida

Tracy said...

Yellow's are fantastic! Yellow and Blue (My favorite), Yellow and Green (lovely) and Yellow and Brown (really cool) :-) Thanks for all of the inspiration Bonnie! Happy 4th! ~ Take Care

quilthexle said...

I just love yellow, too. Whenever possible, I'll use it in my quilts. Even my sewing room is painted yellow! thanks for the giveaway, and I hope you'll have a great Holiday Weekend! Cheers, Frauke

Kim said...

For years I have made yellow and blue quilts...love that combination so I have yellow scraps EVERYWHERE. Now look how I can use them up! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.
I hope you had a Happy sewing day with your home town friends.

Happy 4th

Anonymous said...

Your yellow roses picture really caught my eye! My favorite flower ever! Add white daisies with yellow centers and I'm in heaven. Such happy colors. Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize. Debbie darrington2@gmail.com

Jeanne said...

Yellow has always been my favorite color. Thanks for the pictures of quilts using yellow which I enjoyed. I use the color often in my quilts too. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern & template.

Anonymous said...

I love yellow. One of my "have to" quilts is a snake's trail with a butter yellow background. I fell in love with this quilt when I first started quilting and it's still on my to do list.
Karen in AL kfellows@comcast.net

Kathleen said...

Well anything for free is always WONDERFUL! I have absolute tons of scraps and I just finished an Amish-style quilt for a friend of my mom's so happen to have a nice little chunk of solid yellow so I am READY for some windmills!

Deborah said...

Love the different yellows you are using in Florabunda. Looks so much more interesting than one yellow throughout. One of these years I will make it to Sisters.

Debbie Lou said...

What a lovely parade of yellow quilts. Thanks for reminding me how much I enjoy Yellow. Sometimes I get in a rut, but I'm looking forward to brightening things up around here. Thanks for the giveaway. Have a great holiday weekend and Happy Quilting!

bethstrand said...

"Lellow" as Sarah called it when she was little has been her favorite color since she was two or three. When we bought our house, she wanted a "lellow" house and it was, well, kind of beige-y-yellowy if you looked at it right. Now, 16 years later, we are repainting and using a lovely golden yellow...finally, Sarah has a "lellow" house!

Michelle Brewster said...

I can't even say I LIKED yellow until I had kids (I guess pregnancy rewired my brain). Now I have a yellow kitchen...but I have still not ventured far into quilting with it. I love the pale yellow of your flower patch quilt...and set with jewel tones, the give away pattern would POP!

Patty said...

Bonnie, I continue to be amazed and inspired by all you accomplish. Love the string stars on yellow! I enjoy reading your blog and following your adventures.

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie, I love your blog! You have so much enthusiasm for quilting. It is contagious. YELLOW is my favorite color and has been for a long time. I have a Grandmother's flower garden quilt that someone made for me in my twenties and I chose a yellow path for it. I am a lot older now and give credit to this woman and my grandmother for my love of quilting. Count me in on the drawing. I am really interested in this pattern. Ellie

Morah said...

I too like yellow. Funny I have my own personal quilt police friend who is ALWAYS telling me you don't need too much yellow! I'll need to point her here........

nancy said...

I never really used yellows in my quilts but after looking at all your quilts I think I should give it try.

Becky said...

Yellow makes quilts come alive. It is rare that I make one without at least a bit of yellow / gold in it.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Bonnie: What a fun pattern to have for a give away! Me Please, Me Please!! I hadn't decided on which "Bonnie" quilt to work on next, but I know it will be one of your patterns. Thanks again for all you share with us, your loyal fans!
Catherine in SW Indiana
csimmons2100@yahoo.com

Judy D in WA said...

Yellow=Sunshine in my head......love it!

Claudette said...

I would love to win this...I have done 2 grandmothers flower garden quilts (one 30's one orientals) and am now finishing up the Lucy Boston Cross quilt. I love doing one shape quilts and will need a new one soon. Thanks Bonnie...love your stuff!

Jim Robson said...

I love all the pretty yellow quilts! I have yet to make a quilt that has much yellow in it, but looking at those quilts, makes me want to get to work on one!

Thanks for all you do to inspire us!

Frances in RI
frances@robsonclan.net

Anonymous said...

I have always loved yellow. I have a yellow kitchen and used yellow as bridesmaids dresses.

Cathy in Missouri cpoyner@truman.edu

Mayleen said...

Yellow was my grandma's favorite color! I'd never really thought about using a solid yellow in quilts until I started seeing it in your quilts. Thanks for the inspiration!

WIPPYSPLACE said...

I ESPECIALLY LOVE YOUR GRANDMOTHER'S FLOWER GARDEN>>>>>did you use the English paper piecing method? I finished mine earlier this year in Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry! you can see it here--http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1832712779898.109786.1302754196 (if the link works) I used warm and natural, also and after almost two years of piecing, I wasnt about to hand quilt it!!! I am an earth tones NUT and Yellow has always been a favorite of mine---ANY SHADE, and style, etc....I got lots of inspiration looking at your quilts and I have tons of scraps! gee--all I need is the right pattern! :-) Maybe I will get lucky on the fourth?!?!? glad I can follow you via FB!! have a great weekend!! I will be working on something Patriotic! *~*CAROLE*~*

Anonymous said...

Yes, Yellow is a beautiful color. I think of roses every time. I like the wedding ring quilt. Windmill is a quilt that I want to make. Thanks for a chance to win.
Cindy W.
cwcavy@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love what you did with the yellow. It really makes the colors come alive. I guess next time I should look for different shades of yellow instead of off white or beige for background. I would love to win a new pattern to try. Donna T dltquilts@juno.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great show of yellow quilts. My favorite yellow quilt is a double nine patch I made and quilted for my mother the year before she died. I used BRIGHT yellow as her eye sight was nearly gone. When I gave it to her I held her fingers and ran them over the hearts quilted in the plain squares of the blocks--a few weeks later I came into her room and found her running her fingers over them again but bless her heart she had the quilt upside down and did not even know it. Just knew there were hearts in those blocks that she could pick out cause of the bright color. Sorry such a long post but a special "yellow" memory for me. Lois K who stayed at the bed & breakfast in Lawrence KS with you a couple of years ago -- krash@jbntelco.com

Sharon P said...

Yellow is fun! :D Thanks for the giveaway!

Kathy said...

Love all the yellow! Thanks for having a giveaway.

Annie said...

I love your yellow quilts!!! Yellow is a color I don't really have much of .... I can see a change coming!!

Anonymous said...

I recently completed a yellow quilt using a tumbler template and fabrics by Kaffe Fasset. Yellow is so happy - just puts a smile on your heart!

Chris

bairdmtn said...

Yellow just makes a quilt "happy" and I LOVE happy quilts!!! Who want s a deep, dark depressing quilt when you can have a bright, HAPPY quilt!!!

Anonymous said...

Bonnie, all of your quilts are just so lovely and inspiring. I normally put yellow into just about even wanting to paint our bedroom yellow. Hubby is not happy about the choice. LOL I have so wanted to make a double wedding ring and how inspired I am by yours.It does look so much better with yellow in it. Not the traditional white (boring).

With my new sewing room soon to be done, a windmill wall hanging would look great with some of the old furniture I am planing to spray paint yellow and add green leaves/flowers on them.

Not Lucy said...

I really shouldn't be commenting because I just don't need another project to get started on but who can resist! There just aren't enough hours in the day! The yellow backgrounds are intriguing so I would definitely give it a try! Lord knows I have plenty of scraps! I am hoping to get a scrappy Geese Atop Your Log Cabin top made in the next week or so.

fancystitching said...

I really NEED more yellow in my stash... the container that hold my yellow fabric is really lacking much zing. I love what yellow does for a quilt, but when shopping the yellow seldom calls my name, as the blues and greens speak LOUDER to me! The template looks really neat... thanks for the opportunity to win one!

Emma said...

Those quilts sure are fun! I've never been a yellow girl (tend to prefer shades of orange myself) but those quilts are nice. Too bad I don't have too many yellows in my stash!

Anonymous said...

I find i use more golds to browns, than yellows but you sure do make a case for yellow with your quilts!

Melissa said...

Ahhhh, yellow. I grew up in a yellow house and when my mother moved closer to me she made sure her new house was yellow too! Happy happy yellow!!

Charity said...

I have admit that you have opened my eyes to yellow. It looks bright and fresh, just like the flowers in the beginning. I've been thinking about starting the floribunda quilt. But I was was going to use pink. I have more scraps of that color. I think it would still give the same effect. About yours I completely agree that different colors of yellow give it more of a wow factor, Go for it girl, I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Carol Sc said...

I've set aside some yellow, black and red strips to be used for sashing in a very scrappy quilt --- maybe I'll switch to a variety of yellows, after looking at your quilts. The yellow is so cheerful --- and I would love to win!
quiltschon@att.net

Katie said...

1) Yes, you definitely should do a scrappy yellow for your Floribunda quilt 2) Yellow is definitely a "happy" color ;cP 3) Your GFG is STUNNING!!!!! 4) My 2nd year wedding anniversary is Monday and I have always wanted to try a windmill or puzzle quilt!

Anonymous said...

ooh, yes! Pick me, pick me! I love yellow!!!

Yvonne yquiltsalot@comcast.net

Marla said...

I have an very old, tattered but much loved quilt set with yellow that my husband's great grandmother made that his mom gave me as a wedding present knowing how much I love quilts. I treasure it so much and have it hanging on a quilt rack in my living room. I am sure it would tickle my great grandma in law to death if she knew I kept it like this! I love yellow too and would be honored to win this pattern!

Anonymous said...

Love all the quilts set with yellow. Love your blog. Would love to win. Thanks.

Darlis
darlisj@kinex.net

Katie M. said...

I love seeing yellow mixed with more colors than the traditional blue, green or brown. Yellow is a color that can make a quilt POP - in my opinion. Thank you for sharing your gallery of color

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all your blogs - it is one of the first things I read every day and night. I love your scrappy quilts and use your idea of leaders and enders and a lot of your patterns and ideas.
Inge-Lise Særkjær, Denmark, saerkjaer@it.dk

Dreamquilter Elke said...

Dear Bonnie,
the yellow is a color, who is standing for light, sunshine, friendly and is a good background for many colors. Is is not so hard than white or creme.
I like it too and in the moment I make a quilt with blue-yellow-white. I think it is the sky and water-sunshine-spring. But my favorite color is red. I where very happy to become your giveaway! I go on your side every day and you show uns so many things, thank you!
Elke

Wendy said...

Your choice of multiple yellows has convinced my husband that I HAVE to make this quilt. He's excited about it and that makes me even more excited! Thanks, Bonnie! And thanks for the contest, too.

Heather said...

Love all the yellow quilts! Florabunda is on my to do list, which is getting really long!

Jeanne said...

Thanks for sharing all your beautiful quilts. The yellow makes all of them have a warm feeling and isn't that what a quilt is all about? Yellow just makes the world a happier place.
Jlgrabowski

Nancy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE yellow! In the Grandmother's Flower Garden that I am still working on yellow is the center of each flower and I have used it in other quilts as well. And I have lots of yellows and golds in my stash just waiting for another project! Hope you have a great time in Oregon.

Midge E. said...

Oh Bonnie,I love, love, love the yellows, It just freshens up everything around it... please enter me to win... thank you for all that you do to inspire us!!

JulieAnn said...

I love yellow! It's such a happy color, and (almost) every quilt requires at least a little. Thanks for sharing your ideas -- I am planning a double wedding ring quilt to use up my "thumbnail" scraps and will definitely add the yellow background.

sewkalico said...

I'll be honest, I really don' like yellow, BUT, I will say, with all those absolutely divine quilts, you are doing a really good job of convincing me!!

Linda E in AZ said...

Looks like a great pattern for scraps, and boy do I have scraps!
thanks

Anonymous said...

I have a beautiful soft yellow room that is in need of a new quilt. I would love to win. Also really enjoyed the large assortment of yellow quilt pics. Nice to see how versatile it can be.
Pat
corcoranpat48843@yahoo.com

Janis said...

I am one of those quilters who like to put some yellow in every quilt I make. It's such a happy colour (that's Canadian for color! LOL)and if not the star attraction, it is worthy of second billing IMO. Keep on inspiring us Bonnie - I always read every word of your posts!
Janis

Cathy said...

I'm starting floribunda today. I can't wait.

Thanks for the chance to win the pattern and template. Hugs.

Becky said...

I wouldn't normally pick yellow for my quilts but some of those pictures make me want to rethink that.

paulette said...

Ooooohhhhhh I'm game alright!! LOVE this quilt...and I love yellow! Please throw my name into your give away hat!
Paulette

lynneUSA said...

Love to win this, I really want to try windmills, thanks Bonnie

Teri said...

I have a lot of yellow in my stash. It's the florals I never buy. Can't wait to see how your quilt turns out.

Teresa in Music City said...

Wow - thanks for sharing the yellow quilts!!! I am absolutely in love with the Wedding Ring! I also have a GFG that I hand-cut, hand-pieced, & hand-quilted started in mid-80's. It is one of my most treasured quilts - probably because I will never make another 'hand' one LOL!!!! But also because I made it for my grandmother but was not able to complete it before she died. I feel wrapped up in her arms each time I snuggle under it.

I vote for scrappy yellows in your Floribunda!!!! I'm going to go that route as well, but since I'm absolutely at zero on solids in my stash, I'm going to have to go with small prints that primarily read as solids as much as possible. Hopefully I'll find enough 'busyness' in my florals that the prints will not stand out too much. I haven't even started!!! On my way tomorrow to visit grandbabies in Carolina, and then I plan to start my Floribunda as soon as I return. Yippee!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have never used yellow very much but it will be one of my next colors to use. I love your blog and can't wait until the next day for another posting. You have so much energy and do such neat things. Thanks for including me in this giveaway.
Mary
mburn@comporium.net

Sallie said...

Definitely use more than one yellow in your quilt! Thanks for sharing all the quilts and for the giveaway!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Oh I really love the yellow 9 patch and the yellow string star quilts. Sunny quilts. Yes, go with lots of yellows in your scrappy quilt. Sign me up, please.

Quilt n Queen said...

I, too, luv yellow.......it's like a breath of sunshine. My favorite combo with yellow is blue. Have a happy SEW DAY....and a wonderful happy holiday weekend. Pauline from Michigan.

Aileen said...

Waiting for just the right pattern for all those leaders and ender strips I cut this year. This would be a great one.. And yes, yellow is an awesome color in a quilt!

Debbie said...

Would love to win the giveaway! I am just starting a Grandmothers Flower Garden by hand and my centers are a warm yellow-buttery goodness!

Aggie said...

yellow's a colour I need to use more. When I started quilting the 'quilt police' where always telling me it would take over and not look good, but these quilts are fine.

Donna said...

I love yellow, both to wear and in quilts. My favorite quilt made by my mother is a Grandmother's Fan scrappy quilt. But, the background is royal blue and the base of the fans is bright lemon yellow. Stunning!

Patti said...

I also love yellow in quilts! Especially antique yellow and reproduction type fabrics! These quilt pics made my day!

Vivian said...

I definitely planned on using a variety of yellows like in your antique and that is what I bought! But thank goodness for this post -- I hadn't realized that the print fabrics were supposed to be all florals! Don't know how much of those I have so mine might wind up being a little more scrappy and use other prints as well.

Sue K said...

ok, I've never done yellow before but your pictures sure make me want to give it a try. Count me in :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love the quilts. I've not always been a huge fan of yellow, but I love the buttery yellow color. The windmill is a shape I've never made before. Would love to try it. Thanks!

javajean said...

MY stash needs more yellows, I seem to be heavy into blues and greens. I am squaring-up my "criss-cross Applesauce" squares. Looking forward to my next project.

Anonymous said...

Funny how like minds work, I have been wanting to use some of my yellows as well. Just the right idea, thanks. have a wonderful 4th!
hadacres at comcast.net

Charon said...

Aaah yes! just love the yellows, it makes me feel like Snoopy when he does his happy dance.

Charon in TN

Carol said...

Definitely like using scrappy yellows. Why use one fabric when there are so many yellows! Soooo much more interesting.

Linda Wallin said...

Bonnie,
You are the bomb! I love yellow,too, although I have just come to appreciate it in the last few years. I love pale yellows and bright yellows, gold yellows and orange yellows. Love the quilts you show on this page. Thank you!

vickie in nh said...

Yellow is one of those colors that can oh so gorgeous :-) and I love one patch quilts :-)

Dori said...

I have an antique grandmothers flower garden with yellow background that I just love. You're always so inspiring!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I was just looking at this little template for this quilt - so magical our little tools! I just love the yellow in the old quilts.

Catholic Bibliophagist said...

I'd love to win your drawing. And I think you've converted me to yellow fandom!

--C.B.

Sue said...

Definitely use all the yellows. Yellow is such a "Happy" color and everyone needs more "Happy".
KQSue

barbara said...

After that fantastic yellow parade who doesn't want to pull out those yellows and go to town on them? I really liked the string star quilt.

Mom Quilter said...

I hope you have a great time in Oregon!

Jo Anna

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I'm a Yellow lover too. Seeing all those yellow quilts made want to make one too. Winnig would be a great start.

Elizabeth said...

I would love to make a scrappy windmill with yellow background. Yellow is one of my favorite colors. I especially LOVE the 6 pointed star set in yellow.

501 Quilt Blocks said...

Thanks for explaining about the 'no binding' on your Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. I'm trying to decide how to 'finish off' mine.

Me and My Stitches said...

Thanks so much for the quilt show. Amazing how a bit of yellow can really make the quilt. Thanks too for the chance to win that great pattern and template!

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I would so like to win your template. So I'm adding my name to the list. I'm just starting to quilt, and don't have much of a stash, so yellow will be something I'll definitely add when making those purchases (or winning them on-line hopefully). Have a happy 4th!

Jacqueline said...

I am a totally in favor of as many yellows as possible. Have fun! And thanks for the giveaway!!

Saska said...

You like yellow and I like RED. I think everything looks better set with red!

Kristie said...

I do like yellow in quilts, actually I have a blue and yellow quilt on my bed right now. I used to take care of an elderly lady that was a quilter and she used yellow all of the time, she would often use yellow instead of white or cream for the background fabric she said it made every quilt very bright and cheery and made her happy when she looked at them.
Kristie

Barbara said...

I love yellow too! One of my favorite quilts has lots of yellows and blues. Great combination! Have a safe and happy 4th!

Catskill Quilter said...

Thanks, Bonnie, for sharing those beautiful antique quilts with us!

Dinah said...

I encourage you to definitely go with several yellows instead of just one for your quilt. I like that look best, and I think it is more "you", too!

Linda said...

A friend showed me some old cut-out quilt pieces a couple of weeks ago. We did not have a pattern to go with those pieces and did not know how the pieces went together. When I saw the template for the mini windmill, I immediately recognized the shape as being the same as the pieces my friend has. Now we know what to do with those old fabric pieces! Naturally, I'd love to win your giveaway.
Linda in Southern Illinois

Rosa said...

You like yellow and I like green.

Thanks for sharing those wonderful yellow quilt.

Have fun !

Carol C. said...

I LOVE the quilts--the yellow really does make me smile! I am definitely going to use yellow for a background!! Thanks so much for the inspiration! I love your blog -- follow every day! Thanks!!

Karen said...

I don't use much yellow, a little but not much, so would be a wonderful challenge for me. Plus I'd NEED to shop for some yellow.

Julie said...

I've never used much yellow until the last year. Some how, some way it's crept into my quilting vision - I've made four yellow quilts in the last year, and have fabric ready for a Dandelion quilt. I read your blog every day and have used some of your scrap patterns- a Halloween quilt using your pattern is underway now! Thanks for sharing with us - it makes a "house bound" quilter so happy!

susiequilter@hotmail.com said...

Bonnie,

I love yellow too. I'm glad you used the different yellows - can't wait to see the finished quilt. Have a safe and Happy 4th.

Candy J said...

Bonnie, love all that you do with your yellow fabrics. Believe it or not, I have very little if any yellow in my stash. How can that be? LOL Would love to be in your drawing! Happy 4th of July!

silversewer said...

Oh I love yellow too, the grand mothers garden and dresden plate are just so yummy and the nine patch, darn it I love them all, yellow is such a cheery colour, makes me think of summer.

Robert said...

Would love to attempt a quilt with this template. I agree yellow is a very good background color -- and yes I would mix up the yellows in your quilt. Think when a person mixes up colors it becomes a true scrape quilt. Thanks in advance. Robert, in warm northern Iowa.

quiltmom said...

Bonnie,
I do love yellow in a quilt. One of my favorite quilts that I have ever made is an Australian pattern called Golden Leave and it has different yellows combined with a rainbow of leaves.
Thanks for the chance to win such a cute pattern and template.
Your floral scraps are lovely- they are going to make a great quilt.
I just finished making your twisted strips pattern. You can find it a photo of it posted on my blog here: http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/
Regards,
Anna

Anonymous said...

What a great idea you have once again!
I made a yellow and blue quilt for my daughter and son in laws 25th anniversary. It is simply beautiful, if I do say. I have lots left and what a fun way to use some of it up.
Love you Bonnie. Can't wait until Rangeley, Maine in the fall.

Quilt Monkey said...

Thanks for the yellow quilt virtual trunk show! I've been partial to rich golden yellow fabrics for a while now and have a big collection of those scraps, but not much in the way of paler yellows. Oh great, now I have something new to hoard! Thanks for having the giveaway!

DianeY said...

I love yellow, too & it is probably the most lacking color in my stash! I think because I keep using it up!

Anonymous said...

I have to say, I was really never a big yellow fan...didn't know where it would fit in my house...but after viewing your selection of yellow quilts, I can envision one, probably more on the golden yellow side. Thanks for the tour. cmeyers@charter.net

stitchinpenny said...

A 4 inch mini windmill block. Patience will have to become my virtue to finish this one. Yellow was the backing in my last finished quilt.

Janet said...

I Love yellow. The scrappier the better- esp. paired with blues and snow white.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the inspiration! now I know what to do with the lovely yellow cotton chintz... I got for a dollar a yard! (has some spots through it)

crzyknit said...

Funny, I had just been thinking that a certain room in my home needed a quilt with YELLOW! I often find myself swooning over yellow in the quilt stores. Go yellow! Oh, and thank you for your joy...phyllis

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Oh my goodness, Bonnie! Now you've even got me craving butter and corn on the cob with all this yellow! Love that wedding ring quilt! Thanks for the inspiration!
Regina

miscellanea said...

What a georgeous collection of yellow quilts. I'll go and shop my stash for yellow fabric (and I'll find heaps of it, because I love the colour) when I will have finished my current project (green and scrappy).
Petra

Brita said...

Red is my fave color in all things, but yellow always draws me in and makes me smile all over! You're right, it's wonderful for sashing or backgrounds. The giveaway is so interesting, and would, of course, be perfect for scraps, and lots of yellow!

Brittany said...

The yellow makes me smile as well. What a fun give away, any excuss to make another quilt out of my ever growing scrap basket. I hope that you have fun in OR and bring us some of your sun shine, we would love a break from this rain.

Gidget said...

Beautiful Quilts Bonnie....Yellow has always been my favorite color....cars..walls and yes quilts! I love the one you are making!

kfr14819 said...

YELLOW is my favorite color of all!! I would love to win this to get started. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Bonnie,
Yellow is Sunshine. Yellow is Happy. Yellow makes the other colors Dance.

Cindy
cprose@mymts.net

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

I LOVE YELLOW!! Count me in! I know I have a snowball's chance of winning - but I don't care! Yellow is such a HAPPY color!! It always make me smile. (And my kitchen is YELLOW!) ^..^

Country Threads said...

The tiny windmill block is adorable, and yellow is indeed a lovely background, as I remember my Grandma's quilts..........

Lois Arnold said...

From mellow yellow to yikes! that's yellow, it's my favorite color along with blue. I use it all the time in my quilts. My Jacob's Ladder quilt was just featured in the Quilting Quarterly which is the member magazine of The National Quilting Association, Inc.
Oh, I vote for many different yellows in your quilt It just gives so much texture and movement to a quilt to have the variety of solids and prints.

Love your blog and your quilts. On my blog you can also see my take on your bricks and chains quilt. My Jacob's Ladder was started before I found your blog, though. It's always been a favorite.

Mary C in WA said...

Yellow does make a Happy Quilt. I'm playing with my scraps when I should be cleaning, they are so abundant I have to deal with them. Company's coming so it's stash them in a tote time now. My Shoe box tote is almost full of 2.5, 3, 1.5 and 2" squares. I'm saving them for a scrappy something soon. I'll save some scraps for the template, just in case I win! Thanks Bonnie! Wish I could meet you in Oregon at Sisters...

Donna said...

What a super, brilliant, smile-ful (?) notion to use yellow with my half-ton of scraps. Send that giveaway prize my way and my summer will be complete.

free indeed said...

You are such a temptress! I do like yellow in quilts...a buttercream yellow...some of those screaming yellows scare me! That's where I need to branch out I guess and let things scream at me..lol.

Amy said...

Love, love the yellow quilts! And I agree wholeheartedly with using different yellows for Florabunda. It makes those intersections dance!

Melissa said...

I'm not interested in the giveaway, but I had to read and leave a comment about yellows because I love them. I am considering doing a 2nd Dear Jane quilt in yellows (Daffodil Jane is the imaginary name I've come up with). The only problem is, I don't have a lot of quilts using yellows. I tend to play it safe... except for the Civil War Quilts block of the week, I made the Blockade block with a variety of yellows. That one is one of my favorites.

Clare said...

I love all the quilts you showed. How will we ever have time to make them all??? I would love to win the template and pattern. Thanks.

Stacy said...

Bonnie, You have given me "Yellow Fever"! A trip to the quilt shop yesterday yielded about 7 yards of Cheddars, Butterscotch and Chromes. Can't wait to combine them with scraps.

Stephanie said...

Yellow was my mom's favorite color, so we always had plenty of it around the house. In fact the outside of the house was yellow.

AnneP said...

Would love to add some more yellows to my stash - you can never have enough of this colour.

Becky said...

I love the idea of a "Sewing Day" and I hope yours was full of fun! This giveaway sounds GREAT to me - count me in for a chance.

Robin said...

Yes, I like to put yellow in every scrap quilt. It just adds that extra "PUNCH". I also have learned (from a good friend of mine) that orange is a necessity too.

Anonymous said...

Love yellow, I am still working on my string spiderweb w/yellow star center from the Huntsville guild workshop. Have a great 4th.
Brenda
brendalt@bellsouth.net

Mom2RyandSis said...

All your yellow quilts are wonderful!! Would love to win the pattern and template. Thanks for the chance.

soren2go said...

I'm with you. Yellow is my punch color of choice.

Kathy said...

My first quilt was a grandmothers flower garden with yellow paths back in 1980. Maybe it is time to make another quilt with yellow.

Shelley said...

I love yellows and oranges. My Y2K quilt had tons of yellow. I just finished making a windmill quilt for a teacher in yellow and orange sunset colours. She's from San Diego and misses the sunshine. I made my own cardboard template for the windmills. I love this scrappy version and would love to have a "real" template. Thanks Bonnie and Happy Canada Day!

Myreda said...

I love yellow and gold in quilts too. Yellow just cheers and warms up a quilt. I like your idea of going with lots of yellows for Floribunda rather than a single yellow. You have me rethinking what I want to do with the one I have planned.

krisgray said...

Yellow backgrounds are a welcome change from white - really like the DWR!!

Linda in PA said...

I really like the yellow in those quilts. I agree that your quilt will look more interesting by using different yellows. Thanks for the giveaway.

Andee said...

I love your yellow promotion...even if I don't win, I will work in some yellow soon!

dorothy said...

I love yellow too, I painted my sewing room yellow when I moved this past December, and I kid you not, it was called "yellow brick road"! Thank you for all your patterns and posts!

Dorothy S.

Cbar said...

I just bought a lot of yellow fabric with no thought of a pattern. It was too pretty to not buy. Thanks for a great giveaway.

miss-linny said...

Love yellow, bright and sunny any day. My first planned quilt was bright golden yellow (an old dress of mine), light cornflower blue (old pillowcase) and pillar-box red with with a small pattern of said yellow and blue (new remnant). This was 30 years ago and the baby it was for is now a man and the quilt wore away and is gone, although I still have bits of the red and blue fabrics in my "special fabric" collection.

Kathryn said...

I, too, love yellow. It just brightens up anything it is a part of. I have a Trip Around the World that just wouldn't be the same without yellow. Thanks for the giveaway. kathie l in allentown

Anonymous said...

I have been hankering to work with some screeching, oops I mean screaming yellow. My 5 yo dgd calls it screeching instead of screaming. This would be a perfect idea to do. I have an overflowing drawer with lots of yellows of all hues, plain and print. I have always liked to add a bit of yellow to my quilts. Thanks for all the patterns you are so generous with and the giveaway. You really know the meaning of a sharing quilter!
Robin in Kelso, WA

sosarahsew said...

I have 20 Florabunda blocks made already. I started as soon as I saw your original post and knew I had some 2" yellow strips from another top I was just finishing. I'm searching for more yellows to make more blocks, since 20 just doesn't do it. Thanks for the give-away chance... and all your neat patterns!

Stray Stitches said...

Yellow! Always so bright and cheery! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!!

Judy said...

I'm so glad that you decided to go with multiple yellow. I was trying to decide that yesterday for my own quilt. Yes, I'd love to win the templates.
Judy
www.goldendogquilting.com
www.bbdyedfabric.com

Jody said...

Love the yellow--especially the 9 patch and the double wedding ring. Would like to see them up close and personal.

Anonymous said...

I've not been big yellow fan- probably has to do with the fact that I am blonde and could never wear yellow growing up. But, after seeing some of the quilts you posted, I might have to head to my local quilt depot and see what she has on the yellow aisle!
Joy in Wasilla, Alaska

mblittle5 said...

What a cool pattern. I agree, it would make at least a little dent in my stash. Thanks for the chance to win.

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