Monday, February 29, 2016

Design Wall Monday: I do love yellow!

I know that many people don't  like yellow. But I think every quilt needs a "touch" -- or more! of yellow.

The Robert Kaufman Fabrics company has chosen this dynamic yellow, "Highlight" as their Color of the Year for 2016.

And I've chosen to make this quilt with it!

This is only the first four rows -- because I was distracted and mis-cut the yellow fabric! I had a half rollup, but cut the yardage into the 2½" strips. Which meant I didn't have enough to cut all the larger strips I need!

Lucky for me, I got the fabric from Ruth's Stitchery, and I'll be able to get more tomorrow. Here is the pattern I'm using, from "Quilts from the House of Tula Pink." Ruth's has ordered the book, too.

Robert Kaufman is hosting a block challenge on their Instagram page. Sadly, I don't think I'll have mine finished in time for the March 1 deadline. But you're going to love the surprise I have planned for this two-color quilt!

Hope to see you tomorrow for the March UFO Parade!

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  1. I have to say I love this yellow. It makes me think of happy things, like banana taffy...yum. I love where you are headed with this quilt. Can't wait to see it finished.

  2. I love the yellow - in Australia one of our leading Department stores has houdstooth as their logo so it's on bags and's hard not to think "David Jones" when I see this.

  3. I have one of these going in teal and white. Yellow has become my new favorite color; I didn't know that could change mid-life lol.

  4. Yellow is such a bright happy color. I like it, but really haven't used it in a quilt.. one day I will! Yours is looking beautiful


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