Hi Quilting Friends,
Welcome to the “Stitching Sunshine” blog hop, where we celebrate sunshine and all things YELLOW! Thanks to our quilting friend Carla from “Creatin’ in the Sticks” who is hosting the blog hop this week. We hope that you’ll be inspired by the projects that you see as you hop around the web and visit the participating bloggers.
Even though yellow has never really been our favorite color, we do enjoy some yellow in our quilt projects. Yellow is an energetic, attention-grabbing hue, and it makes people feel happy. Makes me think of a day filled with sunshine!
I’ve been on a mission this year to replace the sad-looking sofa pillows in our family room with something more colorful and cheerful! So far we have two new pillow covers to jazz up the sofa:
I’ve made another pillow cover for my blog hop project, this time with black, white, and sunshine yellow! My dear husband suggested that I could make a pillow with bumblebees all over it, and I suppose that would work too. But that was not what I wanted, ever. 😊
I’ve opted instead to use a block from our “Black and White Delight” collection, called “Fractured Star, adding some pops of yellow to make it even more fun! Here’s my first “Fractured Star” block, in black and white only:
And here’s my new pillow cover! I used three different pieces of brilliant sunny yellow fabric from my extensive private textile collection, and added some black and white fabrics for the background and other block elements. The 15″ block is surrounded by simple borders to fit my existing pillow form, and then quilted to add focus to the yellow pieces. Isn’t it fun!
The reverse side of the pillow cover is interesting too. I used some scraps from my black & white scrap bin, doing some “improvised piecing” by stitching the scraps together until the piece was the right size.
Update: We have randomly selected the winner of a free digital copy of the “Fractured Star” 15″ x 15″ quilt block pattern! Congratulations to Lee! Your free pattern has been sent to the email address that you provided with your giveaway entry.
You may purchase the “Fractured Star” block pattern right here, if you wish.
What color(s) do you like to use to give a little “pop” of color to your quilting projects? We’d love to know your thoughts!
We hope that you have enjoyed this stop on the blog hop! Keep on scrolling to find the links for today’s participating blogs. Enjoy!
Schedule for June 24
- Podunk Pretties
- Homespun Hannah’s Blog
- Ridge Top Quilts
- Words & Stitches
- Storied Quilts
- Ms P Designs USA That’s us!
- selina quilts
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