Sunday, June 05, 2011

Relaxing Sunday

The colour of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is yellow - click here to see what other scrap quilters are making this week.  Yellow is one of my favorite colours and is the colour of the paint on the walls in my quilting room. I love how yellow brings the light to a quilt/room/life!
It has been a challenge to find scraps that are yellow and not gold but I did find a few, and sewed up four 6" blocks for my scrappy blocks collection. 
The gorgeous gerberas were a gift I received yesterday for teaching a class on block construction for my guild. 
We had a great day sewing blocks and slicing them up and making them into something different.  Here are the sewers holding some of the blocks that were worked on at the workshop. I also made up a bunch of kits from donated fabrics so that they could learn some new blocks, and help to make charity quilts at the same time...a win-win situation for everyone! 
Lots of ideas were stimulated and I hope many new projects will be started over the summer from the creative ideas these quilters were dreaming up (I am definitely a bad influence!) 
We also enjoyed great conversation and of course some tasty treats. I didn't spot any cocktail consumption at the workshop, but then I was working them pretty hard. My thanks to each one for all the enthusiasm and willingness to try some new things!

10 comments:

Ellen said...

Your yellow blocks look like sunshine and happiness. It looks like you had a great turnout for your lesson.

scraphappy said...

What happy yellow blocks. The frogs really make it "hoppy".

Lilian Pilar said...

Precioso tu blog en amarillo,
Felicitaciones!!! a las personas que realizan tan bellos bloques.
Abrazos

Alycia said...

how fun! Your yellow blocks look neat!

Mary said...

How great that they'll get some practice and make donation tops at the same time. The yellow blocks are very cheery!

Betty Lou said...

Your scrappy yellow blocks are so bright and cheerful. It is nice to spend a day with quilt friends, look like everyone had a good time.

Kathryn D. Duke said...

yellow is my favorite color and the hardest to find in a quilt store...nice blocks!!

Jean said...

Looks like a fun day! You are definitely an influence! lol

Lorelei said...

What a fab day Kathy! Your classes are always inspiring and this was no exception - I have already cut squares to make a disappearing 9 patch quilt. And I plan to make disappearing 4 patch and 16 patch quilts as well - I just love the fact that the design doesn't reveal itself until it's on the design wall.

Karen said...

Yellow is such a happy colour and the blocks are great!!