Friday, 8 January 2021

A Touch of Yellow

 Challenge 1 of Project QUILTING Season 12. The first challenge is Illuminating + Ultimate Gray, make a  finished project, any size, using yellow & gray, and post by January 10. My project is a placemat I call 'A Touch of Yellow'. I pulled the fabric for this one from my scraps, yellow is not overly abundant in my stash or scraps, thus I only have a touch of it in my placemat. 

The colours are a little off as we have had a lack of sunshine lately.

I used up all of the print fabric I had, I received it from another quilter and have no information on it, but I thought it was perfect for this project and used it as the inspiration for the design. 

I used Thermore batting and like it for projects like this. I used Aurifil # 4670 a variegated grey 40 wt thread, and did simple straight line quilting, which is hard for me as I love doing feathers and swirls but felt that the lines would look best on this piece.

The finished size is 14'' x 11''.

10 comments :

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

The touch of yellow looks just right! I like that you were able to use up all of the print fabric; nicely done. :)

piecefulwendy said...

Pretty placemat with those soft colors. Perfect for these hoarfrost mornings, as you sip your tea or coffee. Always satisfying to use up scraps, but a little bittersweet too (sometimes).

Kathleen said...

Great little finish for Project Quilting.

Sandra Walker said...

Thermore is terrific! I used it in mine too. This is very pretty, Cindy, subtle, but makes you look carefully because of the piecing.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Nice job on using a touch of yellow for your PQ12.1 challenge! We rarely use placemats at our house, but what a good sized project for such a tight deadline.

PersimonDreams said...

What a lovely piece! I think the quilting was the perfect choice too ;) I'll have to give that batting a try!

Danette said...

A very lovely placemat! Plus, great to use up fabric.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

It's a great placemat. I am both anxious and excited to find out next week's theme.

Preeti said...

Just a touch of yellow...like the hope of sunshine on a rainy day.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

I love your improv pieced heart! It really looks fantastic, especially with the touch of yellow! Hang in there and keep on quilting!