Yellow is the colour for March in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this year.
This week I have managed to squeeze a bit of sewing into my week, and I have sewn up some Twinkler Stars. Firstly the large one, which finishes at 11"
And then I managed to make up 4 of the small ones. These ones finish at 6.5".
I have virtually no yellow in my stash, and really only a few scraps. So I was surprised to see that there was quite a bit of variation in the shades.
I follow Barbara Brackman's blog, and the other day she spoke about the use of yellow in the 19th and 20th Centuries in this informative post. I love reading her posts - there is so much historical information about quilts & fabrics in each one! Anyway, that got me thinking that yellow is really out of fashion these days. It is quite hard to find true yellow fabric, and you rarely see yellow used in quilts today. I certainly don't use it much.
Last month's colour was pink, and I missed out on getting my small Twinklers made, so as I was on a roll, I made 5 of those. Now I am all caught up. Just have to make sure I get the rest of my yellows done.
I have also realised that I haven't credited the original tutorial I used. If you feel like making a few Twinklers, you'll find the tutorial here at Quiltfabrication. But you know me don't you? I adapted the tute so I could use what I had, so for the large ones I use 4" and 2.5" squares and the small ones I use 2.5" and 2" squares.
Earlier this year I created a hashtag in Instagram for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge - #rainbowscrapchallenge2015. If you have an Instagram account please feel free to add your creations to that. The more the merrier. Oh. And come visit me too if you are so inclined.
I'm linking up with the others who have sewn yellows this month at SoScrappy