Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Did someone say yellow?

Oh goody! This Wednesday's Stars in a Time Warp color is chrome yellow, my absolute favorite! Since I have to work today and won't get to work on my blocks until tomorrow, I thought I would share some chrome yellow from a while back.


Sorry the photo isn't great. This was an exercise I did a year or so ago. I made the top quilt from actual antique fabrics (c1880) and then made the same quilt in reproduction fabrics (the bottom one is the repro and is just a top in this photo). They were lots of fun to make. I had a few of these antique "luminaries" which we now call "neons" and I had a great time trying to find the reproductions!

Here is a close up of my header quilt, for a little more "sunshiny" chrome yellow.


Happy "almost" spring.


11 comments:

  1. Love chrome yellow and have enough to make a whole quilt!

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  2. I don't have a single swatch of chrome yellow - going to check out my local quilt shop tomorrrow, with fingers crossed!

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    1. Have fun shopping and let me know if you have any trouble and I will be happy to share.

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  3. I have chrome but I find it a challenge - good to challenge ourselves. You really know just how to use it!

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    1. I find that hard to believe since you have such a fabulous sense of color. I guess maroon would be my challenge color.

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  4. Yellow crocus are up here! Love your yellow projects.

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    1. I'm jealous! Ours would have to be 2' tall to show their heads today. I can wait if they can! I have purple and white too but of course the yellows are my favorite.

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  5. very nice...i have a few chrome yellows....will have to rummage and see if i can find them...most everything else is packed i'm afraid....but i'll try...

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    1. Let me know if you need me to send you some!

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  6. I am very drawn to the chrome yellows, but rarely buy enough to do anything with.:) Very interesting to see the two quilts side by side. They look very, very similar!

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    1. It was a challenge to find repros to match that closely, but fun!

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