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    Default Yellow Quilt Ideas - thoughts and ideas?

    I've been collecting yellow fabric for a few years now. I have 6 1 yard cuts plus 5-6 fat quarters so I have plenty for a quilt - most are more on the modern side. I've been trying to think of a good pattern for a single colour quilt. I was thinking of making them into dresden flowers - either a scrappy flower or each flower be a single print. That or granny patch. I'm not sure on the granny patch idea because I think I would like something a bit more visually complicated.

    I'm thinking of making different size dresden flowers and scattering them around a white on white print with some patchwork butterflies, birds or bees, and potentially adding some stem work.


    I want it to be yellow and cheerful and a little modern but I'm having trouble starting and cutting into all of my fabric to start the quilt! I need convincing that even if I start cutting that there is new yellow fabric being made every day and that I can make more than 1 yellow quilt!

    What do you think? Any other pattern thoughts? Or tricks to making that first cut?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Yellow Quilt Ideas - thoughts and ideas?

    It sounds beautiful!!! Just make that first cut and get started. You can't go wrong with dresdens. And yes, there will be plenty more yellows to catch your eye for more quilts down the road.

    I'm having the same trouble but for a different reason. Wanting to make a 16 blade dresden quilt instead of 20 blades. I have to use a printed template instead of the dresden ruler, and I'm never confident that my cuts will be right when doing that. So, my fabric is still sitting there waiting to be used. Let us know when you get started, and I'll do the same thing

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    Default Re: Yellow Quilt Ideas - thoughts and ideas?

    Thanks! I am going to try to cut into the fabric this weekend - I have a long weekend so I will make the effort to at least cut one! My dresden template is a 16 petal dresden - it is the Nifty Notions Cut for the Cure Ruler - a 22.5 degree wedge. I bought it from a LQS before I knew about Missouri Star's templates. Funny - I was thinking that I would like a 20 petal template! I'll post the first dresden when I make it!

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    "I need convincing that even if I start cutting that there is new yellow fabric being made every day and that I can make more than 1 yellow quilt! "

    LOL

    Breathe. There will be more yellow fabric. And by the time you get done working with your current yellow fabric, you will be ready to move on to some different yellow fabric.

    btw -- your ideas for your yellow quilt sound FABULOUS! So ... start cutting!
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    Default Re: Yellow Quilt Ideas - thoughts and ideas?

    Jenny has a Drunkards Path, that she did with white and Aqua that you might like,,, it's in one of Block magazines and also on the YouTube channel... I did it with JR strips sewn into strata and cutting the circles from that it came out nicely..
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    I think your quilt sounds lovely and hope you have fun with it. I can't wait to see it.

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    Nancy Zieman has a more modern Dresden pattern called Sew Grand that reminds me of windmills. From memory I think the quilt has two large Dresden plates and about six smaller ones. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting for fun View Post
    I've been collecting yellow fabric for a few years now. I have 6 1 yard cuts plus 5-6 fat quarters so I have plenty for a quilt - most are more on the modern side. I've been trying to think of a good pattern for a single colour quilt. I was thinking of making them into dresden flowers - either a scrappy flower or each flower be a single print. That or granny patch. I'm not sure on the granny patch idea because I think I would like something a bit more visually complicated.

    I'm thinking of making different size dresden flowers and scattering them around a white on white print with some patchwork butterflies, birds or bees, and potentially adding some stem work.


    I want it to be yellow and cheerful and a little modern but I'm having trouble starting and cutting into all of my fabric to start the quilt! I need convincing that even if I start cutting that there is new yellow fabric being made every day and that I can make more than 1 yellow quilt!

    What do you think? Any other pattern thoughts? Or tricks to making that first cut?

    Thanks!
    I hate to be the one to tell you that you are a fabriholic and there is absolutely NO CURE. Would you like to see the stack of about 50 FQs I bought way back in 2004 and still don't have the nerve to take the ribbon off and cut a quilt - and I love them.

    Now, to answer your question - I would do a web search for modern yellow quilt and check images until I found something I fell in love with. Sharpen those scissors and chop away.
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    Default Re: Yellow Quilt Ideas - thoughts and ideas?

    What a delightful idea! I saw quilt made by a quilter friend and it was all yellow and black fabrics and it was gorgeous! I know you said white but still, as long as yellow has a contrasting color, I think it would look awesome!

    I've seen around some cool quilts, especially modern, made with yellow. Also a bag with gorgeous yellow fabrics that has inspired me so much so far (haven't made yet but I'm inspired ) Make it, Take it ? Big Patchwork Tote I hope it will inspire you too!

    Start cutting and making dresden, I'm sure you'll be inspired by your own work as well! and then show us!!
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    Default Re: Yellow Quilt Ideas - thoughts and ideas?

    Wonderful idea!

    What about using backing fabric since it's 108" wide so you can just sprinkle your flowers all over it?
    Vonnie

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