Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Project Quilting 9.4 : Mellow Yellow

I am a big fan of the color yellow, so when I saw that this week's challenge for Project Quilting was all about the color yellow, I knew it would be fun to work on!

Right away I thought of my favorite flower, the daffodil, and started looking for a paper-pieced daffodil pattern to use for my project.

I found a pattern made by Piece by Number in Craftsy's free patterns, and got right to work!


I hadn't done any paper-piecing in a long time, so that in itself was a bit of a challenge!  It wasn't hard to get it all figured out, though, and I love how my daffodil turned out!


I decided to make this piece just the right size to sit on the little chest of drawers by our front door because it's time to add a springtime table topper to the living room decor!

That meant adding some borders and sashing to the daffodil block, so that it would measure about 10 x 18 inches.  Somehow a little pinwheel and some polks dots snuck their way in, too!


I quilted this little piece using a curvy grid, and love the texture it gives!


The backing and binding are from this fun multi-colored dot.  


And, if this little project looks familiar to you, this might be why - 


I seem to be stuck on yellow and blue these days!  (Sun, blue sky, green grass, daffodils - I'm determined that spring is on its way to Loveland, Colorado!)

Sharing at Persimmon Dreams for the Project Quilting link up,
and mmmquilts for Sandra's monthly DrEAMi link up!






15 comments:

  1. after 11 inches of rain this week I hope we do not get any more for awhile so I can go outside and see my daffodils which are blooming but I can't get close to them or I will sink in the mud up to my ankles I bet! Love your daffodils!!

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  2. Love your daff! When we arrived at the new house on Friday the daffodils were in full bloom. I also have some iris emerging.

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  3. Very sweet little daffodil! I love that curvy cross hatch quilting, too.

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  4. The daffodil is a great choice. This will sure add some welcome colour to your entry way.

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  5. Daffodil is so sweet and pairs nicely with your previous runner!

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  6. It's just perfect and they look great together! Of course I love that the polka dots just right in there:)

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  7. What a wonderful welcome to spring - keep thinking positively and it will get here. It will. It must!

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  8. Ah, you’ve made me want to go outside to see if we have any daffy sprouts coming up. I love how you added other elements to bring your sweet block up to the size you wanted.

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  9. I love daffodils...wish I loved paper piecing because that little table topper is the cutest!

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  10. Daffodils are my favorite flower too. Mine are blooming right now but being beaten down by all the rain. Your block is the perfect way to bring them indoors. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  11. Very pretty! Your daffofil turned out beautifully. Your sky blue and yellow projects are beautiful. I'm ready for spring too.

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  12. what a pretty project especially since we all yearn to see our first spring daffodils popping up after a long winter! :)

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  13. Love your sweet little daff! Hopefully it will hurry spring for all of us!

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  14. This is fabulous! I had the pleasure of seeing tons and tons of daffodils when I was in Nashville a couple of weekends ago, and then more this past weekend along the drive home from FL to Ontario. None in sight at home yet! Love how the two look together, and you've given me a squirrel, no a great idea, to make a mini quilt to change out for on top of my grandma's treadle machine which sits in the front entry! Thanks for linking up!

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