Saturday, April 28, 2018

Yellow!!

I love yellow. Well, maybe not as a main color, but what it does to other colors, especially in a quilt. So bright and happy. Perfect color for this month as we have been waiting and waiting for spring. This month's RSC18 blocks started with this
as well as a drawer of folded pieces. 

And this is how it ended up, along with those little strings of other RSC colors.

I actually made these almost all at once instead of sprinkling them through the month. We were having some plumbing work done. What started as a simple project kept expanding until I was referring to the plumber as Eldin the Plumber (not to his face) after Eldin the Painter on the old Murphy Brown sitcom. (He had a never-ending painting project going on. I heard that sitcom is coming back. I wonder if Eldin will still be painting.)  Anyway, while the plumbing bill soared, I kept myself busy with strings. The plumber was actually interested, which was kind of nice. Good thing we were paying by the job and not the hour.

I worked harder this time to make sure I didn't have big triangles in the corners. Here's my favorite part of a block: honeycomb and a bee.
Here's the running total. I think I'll still add some strings to some of those bigger triangles on the other colors. 
Doesn't that yellow just pep things up?

Won't be long until we find out the next color. 
I'm linking up this week with Angela at soscrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday

13 comments:

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Aren't those pretty string blocks?! I love how your whole collection is looking!

Frédérique said...

Your yellow blocks are a great adding to your project, I love that bee too ;)

gayle said...

I love string blocks, and these really shine. You're right about the yellow pepping them up!
I can see why the corners are bugging you, but the seam allowances will eat them up a little, and you've got an good fix in mind for the really big ones. I'm looking forward to the finished quilt!

Cathy said...

I just love how you’ve added a strip of another color to each block. It sure adds a lot of punch! Great blocks!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I need to do some blocks like this with my strings

Linda said...

Yes, I agree. The yellow blocks are a great foil for the other colours. Lovely collection of string blocks: the contrast colour strip works very well for the blocks. It will be a super quilt when all the other RSC colours are added!

Julie in GA said...

Your string blocks are gorgeous, and I agree that the yellow really adds so much to the group!

PaulaB quilts said...

You have a nice sense of color, Janine. The little strips of contrasting colors really make those blocks sing.

Louise said...

They look so great all together like that! The colors so far look like spring flowers sprinkled in the grass under a sunny sky :)

Linda said...

The strings look glorious together! Yes I agree that yellow does wonderful things to other colors. I have SO many yellow fabrics - I must like it also. :)

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Wow, love your string blocks!!! And yes, yellow adds such happiness to a quilt, and to a day!!!

Preeti said...

Sunshine - bright and beautiful!!!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

yellow is a colour I always liked but until recently have never had much about me. I bought some felted or boiled wool fabric to sew (?) myself a wrap and I intend to knit myself a yellow shawl. Love the pops of yellow in your string quilt