Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Color of the Weekend is YELLOW

Daisy ChainYellow is the color for June in the rainbow scraps challenge. The most challenging thing for me about working with yellow scraps is that, like others, I just don't have many of them.

I enjoyed making the small pink yo-yos last month (for a project that is not yet finished) so I thought I'd make some yellow flowers using the Clover tool–purchased at a quilt show a long, long time ago, but never used . . .  until now.

Here are my first efforts. 

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Auditioning the Hat BandI was thinking of black-eyed Susans when I added big black beads to the centers . . . even though these flowers really look nothing like them.

My idea was to chain them together and use them as a hatband for a wide brimmed straw hat that I'm cleaning up and re-working, but once they were in place, I didn't like it :-(

I'll wait for some new inspiration.

While I like the Clover tool, I don't think I'll be makng more flowers from quilting cotton.  I think it would be wonderful to use with a silk chiffon, a handkerchief linen or other lightweight fabric.   The flowers finish around 1 3/4 inch wide.  I also bought the smaller 1 1/4 flower tool.

Grace HelpedOn a more successful note, I removed the blocking wires and T-pins from my shawl (Grace helped) and I am quite happy with the result.

Finished Shawl on the Balcony rail

World Wide Knit in Public Day is being celebrated this week–I haven't heard of any public knitting events near me, but I'll be casting on a new project soon and being on the lookout for kindred knitters.

5 comments:

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Those flowers are wonderful and that knitting is incredible! I would love to learn to knit. I don't have time, but would still love to learn. :)
xx, shell

Debra Spincic said...

Thought of you as we buzzed through Austin yesterday on the way home. In which part do you live?

DebbyMc said...

Love the black-eyed-Suzies =-) And that shawl is fantastic! Really nice...it'll be a fun one to wear!

mainer said...

Those flowers are a great use of the scraps. They are darling with those beads! You knit too? I knit but only simple stuff. Your shawl is incredible.

Julie said...

Hi Sophie, I love the Black Eyed Susans - I'm gonna watch out for that nifty tool! I'd make tham into a long hippy type necklace with beads or buttons every so often (saw something like it in an old French Marie Claire magazine) it looked great.

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