WIP Wednesday: Yellow Quilt

I decided to play along with Nicole today, and share one of my many WIP’s.  Here are the humble beginnings of the Yellow Quilt.

I’m doing this completely improv, making it up as I go.  The last quilt I did that way was so much fun, and very liberating.  No math!  I’m using a quilt-as-you-go method because I want this quilt to be all about texture.

Just look at that gold silk in the sunlight!

I’ve been squeezing in little bits of time here and there to work on it.  I can’t wait to see it finished!

11 Responses to “WIP Wednesday: Yellow Quilt”

  1. Nicole (Frontier Dreams) writes:

    Thank you for letting me know about this!! It’s lovely!

  2. kangaroo writes:

    just lovely. like butta.

  3. MamaBird writes:

    Oohh, I can see it now… one crafty mama lounging in bright yellow tights on a gorgeous quilt of sunshine! Bright days ahead, indeed.

  4. Becky writes:


  5. Karen writes:

    What a beautiful beginning. I love those colours….spring in a blanket.

  6. The SwedeLife writes:

    Sunny sweetness

  7. Nancy writes:

    That is an incredible quilt–I can’t wait to see it finished, either!

    I have to share that I had a good laugh when I first visited your blog and read your “About” blurb–that is precisely how I feel about making things! Except for the furniture part. For now. :)

  8. exhale. return to center. writes:

    i’m with liz. totally thought of your yellow tights when i saw this!!! ;-)

  9. Tammy writes:

    That sun-drenched quilt is B-U-tiful. See, it’s a gifted someone like you I need to be asking, Rose, because HELP: what would you do if you lived in France, really wanted to decorate eggs for easter (which isn’t really done here) and you could not find any white eggs? ALL brown. How would you decorate brown eggs in a kid-friendly-ish way??

  10. admin writes:

    EVERYONE: thank you for the quilt love. I only wish I had more time to work on it.

    TAMMY: As for French Easter eggs…hmm…I never suspected that Europeans didn’t dye eggs. We Americans have some weird customs, no? Well, I’ve dyed brown eggs before. They turn out kind of pretty in their own way. More muted. Subtle. Earthy. But–if you have your heart set on vibrant eggs, I suppose the only choice at this point (since you don’t have the time to import a white-egg-laying hen) is to perhaps paint the eggs instead of dying them? Soak them in vinegar-water first to get the shells ready for the paint. But that wouldn’t be a very authentic experience, would it?

  11. Tammy writes:

    Thanksso much foryour quick response. I am out the door to get extra eggs (our lay 3 a day–not enough).

    Europeans do dye eggs, just not all of them; the
    Ukrainians are famous for their incredible pysanki–I think most Eastern Europeans do versions of that. But France? Not so much. A girlfriend reminded me I could do wax resist (with crayons, or beeswax) and I am going to do that. I will have to leave them to soak longer, or something, because the food dyes here aren’t as concentrated as in the US (and what with my mother-in-law coming, a sleepover, and a big school event, Mama doesn’t have time to make her own natural dyes…) And I will give up on the notion of bright colors–just want to move past hues of mud and vomit! Thanks again Rose–will you do a cool egg post?

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