Saturday, May 26, 2012

Last Yellow Day

I have really enjoyed my yellow quilting activities this month inspired by the Rainbow Scrappy Challenge. Every spare stitching moment has been spent on my "Hexagon Honeycomb", which is my UFO for this month, and my current yellow project. 
I just love this yellow photo! I was soaking up the sun in my backyard, sipping a lemonade, and enjoying some relaxing hand stitching. Can't you just feel the warmth of the sun and smell the fresh lemon?!? Lean in a little closer to your computer...can you smell it now?!?
I decided to "big stitch" the hexagons using perle cotton, and I just love the texture it added to this project.  I have only done this once before (click here to see that project) and found it hard on my hands. But I have been admiring the projects of some of my favorite bloggers who have done some big stitching, so I convinced myself to try it again. I liked it much better this time. How do I know that? I was very sad when the stitching was finished! 
Check out these great "big stitch" projects:
Lurline's blog, Julie's blog, Lori's blog, and Jane's blog
And if you want to read a very good big stitch tutorial - click here.
For more yellow inspiration, visit the SoScrappy blog.
Now I am trying to figure out how to bind the pointy edges of my hexagon quilt...any suggestions?!?
Here is a great Canadian band "Great Big Sea" playing one of my favorite songs (and notice all the yellow accents in the video?!?).

"Friends are the sunshine of life."
John Hay

18 comments:

  1. What a great still life in yellow.

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  2. The hexi quilt looks so sunny!

    Great Big Sea is one of our favorite traveling bands, meaning that all three of us are happy to listen to them when we are in the car. Great favorite.

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  3. Just goes to show - you can never have too much yellow! I'm intrigued with the big stitch quilting - looking forward to seeing the finished project. Thanks for the pointers, I feel a big stitch quilting project in my future!

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  4. love that photo! very summerlike.

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  5. I can feel the warmth, and I need it. It is a windy, rainy day here, with the possibility of snow in the mountains!

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  6. What a great photo! Pass the lemonade! Your Hexagon Honeycomb is beautiful with the hand stitching!

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  7. Oh wow! That looks great!

    (BTW, I came in from SoScrappy's Rainbow Challenge)

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  8. I love it! I also want to do a big stitch project ... I have a couple tops that are possibilities. I finished my May UFO today.

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  9. Great yellow photo. I just want to sit in the sun and soak it up, the sun, quilt and the lemon aid.

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  10. Mmm, smells wonderful! Love all the happy yellows and the big stitching. I did this on my husband's quilt to add texture and extra love :) Looks like you are gonna get your finish for the month!

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  11. Very beautiful quilt and stitching, I'd love to join you for a lemonade, how inviting.

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  12. Love your photo, the Hexagon Honeycomb quilt and your big stitches, wonderful !

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  13. A great UFO Finish for you! Nice Picture of Your YELLOW things.

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  14. lovely picture :-) it would make a wonderful summery blog header

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  15. Love your yellow quilt! Great song, too. I have so enjoyed this yellow month of the Rainbow Challenge!

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  16. Love that quilt and the quilting looks great. Just the right touch. No ideas on the finishing other than maybe applique down to a straight border...I have a very cute FQ with yellow and bumblebee's all over it. Would look great on there.

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  17. Love that quilt and the quilting looks great. Just the right touch. No ideas on the finishing other than maybe applique down to a straight border...I have a very cute FQ with yellow and bumblebee's all over it. Would look great on there.

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  18. Love this... great photo, too!
    How wide are your strips?
    Particular pattern? TIA

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