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Topic: A splash of sun - 100 yellow(ish!) patchwork squares  (Read 5007 times)
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« on: July 05, 2014 08:17:02 AM »

I've been wanting to try making something like this since I saw the tutorial on Oh Fransson.  I'd already separated out a small stack of yellow-hued charm squares, I just needed an excuse to go at them with a rotary cutter.  Spotting this challenge gave me that nudge!



I modified the tutorial a bit - my squares are 1" finished (1.5" cut, 9 from each charm square), and obviously I didn't do a checker pattern with them.  Initially I wasn't sure what pattern to do, though I knew I didn't want them random.



After playing around and cutting some more yellow squares from some of my stash, I ended up with a light-to-dark arrangement that said "sun" to me - especially as it's summer now and I'm also named after the sun!  I really enjoyed putting the patchwork together, and bought some perle cotton to try hand-quilting it - the first time I've ever hand-quilted anything!  It was not easy - there are a lot of seams under there (duh!) and my perle cotton was quite thick.  Still, I like it.  The metallic thread was done by machine with a combination of a walking foot, a free-motion foot, and an awful lot of swearing.  The sun motif was then embellished with 100 metallic-finish seed beads.  The whole thing is ~10" square with hand-finished binding.  I plan to hang it on the wall so that we have a splash of sun all year round.  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2014 08:32:24 AM »

what a running affect, all that quilting.  This is so lovely!
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2014 08:50:15 AM »

Thank you!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2014 09:09:08 AM »

This is amazing! I love the ombre effect going from dark to light and the quilting and beading on top is the perfect embellishment. Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2014 09:21:18 AM »

GORGEOUS! Beautiful pattern and yellow is my favorite color. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2014 09:26:32 AM »

Thank you both for your kind words!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2014 09:52:27 AM »

How bright and cheerful! It's beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2014 11:12:12 AM »

I love the layout you used!  And amazing piecing - I can never get my corners to line up that well!
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2014 03:56:02 PM »

Absolutely gorgeous! Well done you Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2014 07:06:38 AM »

Beautiful piece of work!  I like how much the quilting adds to the overall look.
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