Friday, June 9, 2017

I'm walkin' in Sunshine!

I just love sewing these blocks. They are small but mighty!
I have been sewing in an improvisational way, with my yellow scraps, and trying to get value change, from light almost white to dark almost golden brown. 
 
what do you think of this little flower border? It has a poem
 Drunkard Path blocks are fun, especially mixed with improv. Some of my backgrounds are pieced and some of the inner circles are pieced. Look at the one in the upper right corner here... a mix of leftovers. 


When I added in some NY Beauty blocks, 3 spire, 4 spire and 5 spire, I really got excited. These little 4" blocks take more time than large ones, but you use little scraps and they are so cute!
Here are the 54 blocks on the design wall.

I like it!!!

It is 6 blocks across (finishing at about 28" ) by
9 blocks down (finishing at about 36") with a bottom border it would be 28 X 40.

It is one happy little wall quilt!

By doing one block at a time, I was able to squeeze in sewing this week while the piranha poodle puppy slept.

At first I felt I didn't have enough difference to give me a strong line, but when I turned them into some full circles, some partial circles, some Beauty blocks thrown into the mix, it became lively!




I like the strong vertical line showing up and planned that.Here is a top close up and a bottom close up

Top half
lower half
look how cute those fussy cut star circles are!

And all the different odd shapes blend together into just color.

I am ready to settle on an arrangement and piece the top together now. This has been a fairly quick project, two weeks of grabbing sewing time.

Wonder how I'll quilt it?




I have been considering painting it after piecing it too. A bit of metallic gold paint!

The flower scrap says,"Friends are like flowers each could stand alone on it's own beauty but grouped together each enhances the beauty of the other"

So this is the design wall...
I still have the green one to finish up borders, and put a tree on it to mitigate the center join line. That takes the focus off the strong horizontal join. Plus some leaves along it will break it up further.


As Michelangelo  said, " I am still learning"
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52 comments:

  1. I know it's been tough to find the time to work on this, but your persistence is totally worth it! It's looking so joyful and pretty!

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  2. This is such a happy post! Love the yellows, but I like the greens too. Your New York Beauties look terrific!

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  3. It may be your sunshine but I am basking in the warmth of these blocks - beautiful!!!

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  4. Oh, I love your sunshine!!!

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  5. 54 blocks!!! oh my goodness. This is a beautiful piece. mary in Az

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  6. LeeAnna, this reminds me of Klimt painting. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I think I would like to see it with some gold paint indeed. It would Klimt it up even more!

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  7. Beautiful quilted wall hanging!
    Drunkards Path can be arranged in so many different ways. I have a green, yellow and orange one in my kitchen. The yellow and orange are solid colors; the green has a small yellow floral print. I treasure it not only for it beauty, but because my husband's grandmother gave it to me.
    Have a wonderful week-end!

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  8. Oh just think this is such a happy, beautiful piece--and I love the flower border...really nice grounding element...hugs, Julierose

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  9. Lovely work, LeeAnna. All the details add so much to this quilt. Love the monochromatic color scheme. So many rays of sunshine.

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  10. This is delightful and makes me smile!

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  11. Your yellow blocks are gorgeous. xx

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  12. I love the yellow blocks. The borders on your green quilt look pretty cool, too. I'm looking forward to see how that turns out in the end. I've had lots of distractions lately. I can't wait to get back to my sewing.

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  13. Hi LeeAnna,
    Sunshine and a garden! Colour! A great way to start the weekend!
    Looking forward to seeing these when completed!
    Thanks for sharing your talent! It's inspiring!

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  14. Love the happy yellows, the NY Beauty arcs makes it really special

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  15. Look what happens when you have the joy of a pup in your life! Happy joyful quilts! I love the yellow one and you have so many little surprises in it, like the bananas and the little sheep.

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  16. I like it, too. You've used so sweet fabrics and so many different techniques. But, like you said, it is all one color. With a little gold paint it would be very much a Klimt style. Just keep it high up on the wall.

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  17. I am impressed with the wide range of your yellow scraps! I discovered that yellow is the smallest amount of fabric in my stash - and almost all I have is actually either yellow-orange or gold, really.

    :) Linda

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  18. Very pretty! You have a lot of variety of shades in there and that is what really makes it move.

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  19. This has come together wonderfully and is so warm and lovely to look at, like sunshine and honey.

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  20. Your little quilt just sings sunshine. Those New York Beauty blocks really add that spark to your quilt.

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  21. What a happy conglomeration of blocks. Love the way it has evolved to quickly. Such fun!

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  22. This just makes me smile. Love all the different blocks and merging of yellows. Nice quote on the flowers as well.

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  23. Beautiful, happy colours and lots of sunshine.......

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  24. Those little Beauty blocks make all the difference - love it!

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  25. The New York Beauty type blocks look great in yellow! Love that little flower border. Pretty!

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  26. Oh my goodness, is that ever gorgeous! I love the drunkard's path and NY Beauty blocks and the variety of colors all within yellow. Glad you are finding time to sew here and there!

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  27. Wow! That certainly is a quilt of sunshine, those NY Beauty blocks work so well and the border is perfect, you sound like you're having a lot of fun, that's what its all about after all! :)

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  28. And the sun shines bright on your design wall. Love those yellows!

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  29. What fun! Love the improv yellow. The few NY Beauties really add interest.

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  30. Love the flower border! And now I shall hear Katrina and the Wave singing "I'm Walking on Sunshine" all day. A happy song for a happy banner. Great job!

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  31. Your blocks are fabulous and I love the little flower border!

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  32. OMG LeeAnna your yellow is FABULOUS! Love the green piece too, but I know it will be even better with your planned additions. That is such a powerful saying, especially for a rather divisive world of late. ;-)

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  33. I LOVE this - wish it was my work!

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  34. Beautiful! Love how warm and lively this is!

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  35. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it! :)

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  36. Mellow yellow, so pretty. I especially like the NY beauty blocks.

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  37. (insert heart eyes here). Wowsers! Someone's got their mojo back!!

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  38. Gorgeous! Great use of lots of beautiful yellows!

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  39. A delightful piece! I love the variety, and those NYBs add some pretty detail!

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  40. Fabulous blocks, so many different arrangements of piecing and colours. I love the contrast the almost cream and the almost brown shades add to the yellows.

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  41. The NY Beauties add so much, I really like your sunny quilt!
    Would you mind adding a link back to http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com within your post somewhere? It helps quilters who check out your Design Wall Monday post to be able to link back to my blog and then look at the next design wall. Thanks!

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  42. So bright and cheerful! I think you have a great mix of colors but very coherent too... the mix of techniques and styles create a very dynamic piece! I cannot wait to see how you finish it, thanks for sharing!!

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  44. Hi! Your yellow project is really beautiful! I love the creative and improvised way you are working and yellow looks so sunny! x Teje

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  45. Oh yes the sun is shineing! I love the Quilt.
    Marita

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  46. What a very fun and creative way to use the yellow scraps! Thank you for sharing this cheery quilt on Midweek Makers!

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  47. I couldn't help but smile at this quilt. It's so sunny and happy!

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  48. Absolutely great, and so tiny, well done. I love the different values of yellow to, inspirational!

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  49. OH WOW! This yellow quilt is making me SO HAPPY! I love that you added in some NY Beauties. They are like sunshine! I have to say that if there is one color I'm afraid of, it might be yellow -- afraid it might overpower, afraid of getting the wrong shade... I really love what you're doing here. Piece on! :-)

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