Yellow Top is Done!

Finished this top last night.  As soon as I finish the quilt that’s on the longarm now, I’ll load this one and get it quilted.  Oh . . wait . . I still have to piece the backing.  Not exactly sure what I’m going to use for the backing but I’ll bet I can come up with something.  I’m hoping to have it quilted and bound — finished — by the end of the month.  It’s 64″ x 82″ and will be a donation to the children’s home in Louisiana.

It’s a pretty simple quilt.  I’ll try to put the knitting down long enough tonight to write up the instructions for it.  Even with plain borders, I made the corners a little different to dress it up a bit.

One of my niece’s daughters wants a purple and gold quilt so I may make this same pattern for her and use purples and golds.  Purple chain, maybe purple/gold print for the star centers.


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    You may think it is simple but it has a powerful visual impact. Very Nice! Look forward to your instructions but I will probably make it a different color 😉

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    roccagal says

    i luv it its is stunning!! It does not look like its easy. What size is it -it looks huge!!

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    Clover McB says

    Love it! I like yellow but never thought that i could do a yellow quilt. I am following that challenge but unfortunately won’t have mine done this month but maybe half-way through next??? Keep up the great work.

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    Kathy R in FL says

    What a pretty quilt! I’m adding it to the list of quilts I want to make, although I’ll probably make it in blue and yellow (my two favorite colors).

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    Diane says

    Wonderful! I am happy for you! I on the other hand have not got my UFO finished nor any other work I was wanting to work on. I’m not too upset, I know it couldn’t be helped, but kinda envious of a finish. 🙂 Two finishes!
    My plan was to finish my UFO today but husband came back home (from trip) so I had to tend to him. For some reason I can’t get much sewing done when he is home. I hope that doesn’t stay the same when he retires!
    Oh well scrub the kitchen, clean the fridge 🙁 and cook a good dinner and we will be a happy couple.

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    Your quilt is lovely! It does not “read” as simple. My yellow really is simple. I still think my UFO and my yellow will be quilted and bound by end of day Monday. Both are layered and I will begin quilting yellow today. It will be great to have two more finishes! Thanks for the challenges.

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    Pat Hedrick says

    I cannot wait for the Feb color! I did 4 small art quilts with yellow this month that I will donate to AAQI. Having a color as a starting point really helped motivate me.

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    Mary Johnson says

    I’m surprised too at how great your all yellow quilt looks…not that your quilts don’t always look great but yellow is hard!

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    Marky says

    Your Yellow quilt is fabulous!

    My yellow challenge top is done, ready for layering. It’s small (42 x 56) so I should be able to quilt it on my Bernina as long as I keep it simple. I did a yellow string quilt, and mine is for Project Linus. I should be able to get it done by the end of Monday. That’s the goal!

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    June Piper-Brandon says

    I love this quilt. Purple and gold were my college colors. I made a similar quilt in turquoise and purple with off white background. The interior of the stars is a four patch though.

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    Eleanor says

    Judy, looking good to me! Aside from mentioning the nice quilt, I’d like to let you know I made those Donut Muffins just before preparing dinner. My hubby and I had one as an “appetizer” as dinner was cooking and then another afterward as dessert. They are fabulous – think it’s the nutmeg that does it! Thanks for the recipe.

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    Sarah B says

    I wish mine was done! Well, it’s sort of done but I need to make it bigger. I still plan on having the top finished by the end of the month. I don’t have a problem getting things quilted as long as it’s sandwiched and basted before I set it aside, so that’s my goal. I love your pattern choices, Judy, they really make for a stunning visual treat!

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    Susan says

    Judy….I love your yellow quilt! I’m not a big fan of yellow but I love how your quilt turned out. I also like the corners of your borders….it really dressed it up.

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    Mel Meister says

    I’m not a “yellow” person, but this quilt is really lovely. I can’t wait to see it in Louisiana colors.

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    Doe in Mi says

    Beautiful Judy! Be SURE to show us what you do with the back, Please.
    I would be very interested to see.

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    Mine is done as well, a 28.5 inch square tabletopper for my small kitchen table. It fits just perfectly on the diagonal.
    I don’t know how to get my picture posted for everyone to see but I’ve got it posted in my blog which is:
    I love yours Judy. The blocks are simple but the combination together makes it a beautiful quilt. Great job. I expected no less.
    Can’t wait to find out what color we play with in Feb.