Yellow

February is yellow month in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and I have really enjoyed playing with my yellow scrap fabrics. At first, I did wonder if I'd have enough yellow scraps to create much of anything.

After digging through my scrap basket (and when I say basket, I mean one of those tall laundry baskets), I discovered a fair few yellow bits and pieces. Some of these fabrics are quite old and so, while playing with them, I enjoyed little trips down memory lane trying to work out what I'd originally used the fabrics for.

My first RSC21 project will be my hexie quilt (picture up top). I appliqued my scrappy yellow hexie flowers to the black and white background squares. They're quite striking, don't you think?


For my second RSC21 project, I made a bunch of yellow scrappy quarter log cabin blocks. My yellows range from warm caramelly golds to light pastel yellows.  These are trimmed down to 6" square.

I'm looking forward to the March colour announcement.

In other news, I just signed up to this $5 for 5 months deal with Creativebug. I've been wanting to learn how to draw and I know it's like any other skill, you need to practise, practise, practise. Creativebug has daily inspiration which will lead (hopefully) to daily practise. Here's hoping, right?

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  1. I love your yellow hexies on the black/white fabrics. That was a great choice. I'm curious, did you leave the papers in for the applique or remove them first? I have a similar project which I've put of tackling because of the papers.

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    1. Hi Susan, once I put together the hexie flower, I give it all a good press, especially over the edges to make sure of a nice sharp seam. I then take out the papers, pin to the background fabric and applique. You could probably press again after you take the papers out, but it's not necessary. They hold their shape very well.

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    2. Hi Susan, I make my own hexies and what ever size, no matter, but a good idea is to use cardboard like a tissue box, Then I cut them out, and with a hole punch, punch a hole in the middle, or off center, later you can remove the hexies with a crochet hook, or anything really. I reuse my hexies.

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  2. Your blocks are lovely and bright... & the flowers on the different backgrounds look fantastic...xox

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    1. Thanks Cheryll. These scrappy hexies are my go-to car trip project, so it's nice to finally use them on something :)

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  3. You have some lovely yellow RSC blocks there. Those hexie flowers really ARE very striking on the black and white, and I love that you’ve given them different colored centers too.

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    1. Thanks Cathy. These have been lots of fun to make with my old scraps. I have lots of prepared hexies in a tin so it's an easy project to pick up when I want some slow stitching :)

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  4. Love those yellow hexies and quarter log cabin blocks. Yellow is such a happy and cheerful colour.

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    1. Yes it really is. I don't seem to use enough yellow in my projects to have much of a stash.

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  5. I love yellow hexies and the background you chose!

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  6. good idea with drawing. I would love to join a group like that but ..... time.
    and discipline.
    Your yellow hexies and log cabin blocks are so adorable

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    1. Thanks Rosemary.
      I signed up and have looked at a few classes. What's good about these is that they all seem quite short and easy to start and stop when you have some spare time.

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  7. Love the hexies. They just pop with those darker backgrounds. Cute little log cabins. Hugs, xx

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    1. Thanks Jeanette. I really like how they turned out and I look forward to seeing what colour is announced for March in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

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  8. Your yellow hexie flowers are happy as can be! I like the quarter log cabins, too. It's fun to see all the pretty scraps you have there!

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    1. Thank you D. It's been fun playing with the scraps and trying to remember what I'd originally used them for.

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    1. Thank you. Yellow is just so bright and happy :)
      Hope you had a lovely weekend.

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  10. Great yellow blocks. You did have many yellows to pick from. The hexagon flowers on your black and white prints are great. That will be a happy quilt.

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    1. Thanks Cathy. I'm quite pleased with how they turned out. Now I look forward to starting my March colour blocks :)

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  11. Loving those bright colours and those hexies are so cute.

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  12. LOVE both sets of YELLOW blocks for the RSC!!!

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    1. Thanks Sarah. I'm really quite pleased I joined RSC this year.
      It gives me an excuse to sort out my scrap tub - I even got the kids involved (much to their dismay) in helping sort out the colours and to bag them up.

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  13. Love all your yellow blocks! Which reminds me... I am behind as usual, lol! xx

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    1. Thank you. Still time to catch up and make a few blocks. I organised right now, but come July, I'm sure I'll have fallen behind.

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  14. Yellow is one of my top three favorite colors, and what you're doing with those scraps is perfect! I am especially fond of your yellow quarter cabins because you've used a nice range of hues and values. If you'd limited your yellow palette, the design wouldn't be nearly as effective. Well done, you! Keep enjoying.

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    1. Thanks Linda. They were fun to make. Over the weekend, I tipped over the whole scrap tub and got to work sorting out the colours and throwing out pieces that were too small. I even found more yellow! Hope you had a lovely weekend :)

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  15. The yellows look great in all these blocks. So bright and cheerful.

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  16. Oh, you are sure working on a couple of lovely projects. Yes, those hexie flowers are very striking on the b/w backgrounds. And any kind of log cabin block is a great idea if you ask me. I enjoyed looking at your sweet mix of fabrics.

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  17. It's always good to try other skills. Working other parts of our brains is supposed to help ward off Alzheimer's. You've got some very pretty yellow blocks cooking along too. Great job!

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  18. Oh those hexies are so bright and happy= and of course - love the 1/4 log!!!

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  19. Love all your sunshine blocks but especially those yellow hexies on gray background. They just pop!!!

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