Friday, November 4, 2016

Yellow and Gray


Thanks to the "thumbs up" from so many of you, I decided to just sew up my yellow and gray string blocks and call this little quilt done!




The yellows in the gray section are very bright and lemony.  I had used yellows more in the gold family for all the other string blocks but thanks to your input, I got over their differences quickly.



I guess I didn't get a photo of the backing but I ended up using this sweet yellow print I bought last week.  I might have been able to cobble together a backing from my stash but when I saw this print on sale, I knew it would be perfect!




It really is a happy little quilt and I love the touch of gray in the center.  I am really going to enjoy a year of playing with string blocks as part of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge for 2017!

Thanks to this quilt and my little yellow and gray patchwork quilt, my yellow scrap bin is quite manageable.  Now if I can just get all of my other bins like that!



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16 comments:

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I love yellow and grey together. Great finish.

Jayne said...

This is beautiful! I love the center addition of the grey. What a wonderful finish this one is!

Robby H. said...

This looks terrific. You're sorta tempting me to think about string quilts now. Well, after Christmas is when I better be doing that thinking.

Jo said...

I think that it has worked out perfectly. What size does it measure

Ruth said...

ah it looks really lovely. I like the result very much!

Leanne Parsons said...

Yellow and grey make such a pretty combination! This really is a happy quilt :)

Kat said...

Great fun quilt!

Louise said...

What a great little quilt! Do you have a home in mind for it? Keeping it for yourself, or giving it away?

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A pretty finish Cynthia! There's something really appealing about string quilts, I can see why you would want to explore this more next year!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love how this turned out! Yellow is such a happy color to sew with! I saw another string star quilt online today, and the string blocks are calling to me!

Heide said...

What great finish! The gray center is wonderful.

Stitchin At Home said...

It is a beautiful quilt. The grey plays so nicely with the yellows.

judyquilts said...

Love this color combination! I've been in love with gray this year and the yellow with it is great.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Yellow and gray look fabulous together! I discovered how much I love them together at my niece's wedding. An aha! moment for me. I said then I wanted to make a quilt in those colors, but your quilt really inspires (persuades) me to get busy with it soon.

Jasmine said...

This is a great beginning to your year of string blocks. It reminds me of sunshine overpowering the clouds.

Kate said...

A beautiful finish. Love those golds and yellows, they are perfect for brightening up the shortening days.