Thursday, June 8, 2017

Grateful for Yellow

A few years ago while out for a Mother's Day brunch with my family we saw a beautiful commercial art piece with a strong yellow background and bright red poppies. I mentioned to my grandson (then 11) that I thought it would make a great idea for a quilt. His response was..."what about copyright Grandma?" I did get permission from the cafe owner to use their painting for design inspiration of this quilt.

I am making my  background from a stack of yellow string blocks, framed left and bottom with pale orange.

The poppies are cut from red string blocks, with many more poppies to add. I first drew my desired poppy onto steam a seam, cut the poppy apart, then placed the strategically over the string block to capture different textures.


I will use the same process for the leaves. Shown here are some of the variety of green string blocks that I have to choose from.

This is a work in progress and I am looking forward to completion.

I am sharing this on SoScrappy along with others who are basking in their yellow scraps.superscrappy.blogspot.ca

Love and hugs
Kathy

11 comments:

  1. This quilt looks great so far!

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  2. Just a lovely piece--hugs, Julierose

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  3. Really neat idea - looking forward to seeing the end result!

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  4. This is just beautiful ; what a wonderful idea!

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  5. Your "Cafe Art" quilt is coming along nicely. Thanks for sharing your progress during YELLOW month for the RSC!!

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  6. What a great way to use up scraps. Looking forward to seeing the finish.

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  7. Poppies on yellow sounds luscious and looks wonderful so far! My sister would like it...she lives in CA and sent a posted a pic a while ago of her front yard full of blooming CA poppies. It was a sight!

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  8. A very original use of string,and scrappy blocks. I'm looking forward,to see its progress.

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  9. Great looking quilt. Love the background string blocks

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