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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Yellow by Design - Mellow Yellow - Project Quilting Season 9, Project 4

Mellow Yellow is the forth challenge of 
Project Quilting.

My entry is
Yellow by Design.

She announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

I very seldom use yellow and this challenge was truly a challenge.

I've been quilting for others on the longarm a lot lately and it came to me while I was finishing a king sized quilt, that maybe I could start with the quilting for this challenge and work backwards.
So that is what I did.

The first step was to load the fabric and batting on the machine.
This one actually has two layers between the white fabrics, cotton batting and fleece.
I wanted lots of good dimension.

This was great practice in placement with the preloaded designs on the Handi Quilter.

Once I had the quilting finished, I pulled out all the yellow fabric markers I had and started working on the placement of color.  
I've seen this on blogs before, but have never tried it myself.

I quilted a couple small practice pieces to play with before I tackled the challenge entry.

Here are some progress photos.

This was a lot of fun, but magnification helped to put the color in the little, tiny spots.

The back is still nice and white.

It really looks like it's been appliqued.
Can you imagine all those tiny pieces?

Don't tell my hubby, he is still amazed I finished this wonderful "appliqued" quilt in a week.
(kind of like the Rice Krispies commercial from long ago -mom with flour all over her face) 

Yellow by Design
Project Quilting Season 9, Challenge 4 - Mellow Yellow

Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 11" x 11"
Fabric coloring and Computerized Longarm Quilting
Flanged binding

You can see all the other challenge projects and vote for your favorites starting at noon central on
 Sunday, February 25th through Friday, March 2nd
by clicking 

This one is #74

Yellow is a happy color and it reminds me of sunshine.
Why I don't use it more - I have no idea.
Maybe I will add more of it from now on.


Heide said...

Very pretty, love the bright sunny yellow on the stark white. TFS!

Amy said...

I love this! When I saw your entry my first thought was my word! Did she stay up all night & sew for a week!? But then when I read your blog post, I was excited to see how you had actually made it!
We did this one year at a quilt retreat, we made Hawaiian Appliqué pillow tops. We did the color first and then quilted them, but when we were done they looked like we had sewn them all by hand! I love doing things like this!

Charlotte M. said...

I have never seen this done before and I was amazed! I thought you had appliqued all that. I looks great!

Kathy E. said...

Not only is your quilting beautiful, but so is your coloring! Carla, I love how your mind works!

Robin Jarvis said...

Wow! Beautiful, and I love that you worked back wards. It looks so detailed and precise. Thanks for sharing, you've given me another new idea to try.

Carol S. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous...love it, Carla! Your quilting is amazing!

Andrea said...

You did a great job of creating the illusion of complicated applique. Well don, you!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is beautiful! I loved seeing your process - I had been thinking about all those tiny appliqued pieces, too! Now I want to try something with those fabric markers...

leanne said...

Such a great design !! Like others I thought it was appliquéd and I was amazed that such a gorgeous little quilt could be made in a week😂😂😂 What a fun idea to colour in the “appliqué” on the fabulous quilting design !! You get my vote 😍😍

works4me said...

You never cease to amaze me with your creativity. Fabulous as usual.

Needled Mom said...

That is really fabulous. It totally looks like it is all appliqued.....very impressive!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Whether you win or not, Carla, your quilt is a WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!

PersimonDreams said...

I am BEYOND impressed! What a gorgeous piece!!!!

Anne Marcellis said...

Amazing! What brand of paint did you use?

Quilter Kathy said...

That is fabulous! I love how it turned out and the process is so fun to quilt first and add colour second!
Love the photographs you took too!