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Sunday
Mar062016

dear yellow, i am so very sorry

Dear Yellow,

I am so very sorry that I've never given you due consideration or credit.  You know how much I like using you as an accent for things like flower centers, or other smaller details.  But I never really appreciated your full sparkly potential, and especially how wonderfully you play with my beloved pinks and aquas.

I am always quick to admit when I've been wrong.  I was wrong about you.  You are not just an extra.  You are a star!

I wish I could take credit for having this revelation on my own, but I must thank Stacy for putting you in my sights.  Now that I've seen how wonderful you truly are, and how much personality you can add to my projects, I promise that from now on, I will look to you when I do fabric pulls for future designs.

I hope you will forgive me.

Yours truly, Kristyne

(same print touching ... grrr)

Although I quite enjoyed the skull pouch challenge, this ... this is like coming home from being away for a while and crawling into your own bed with fresh sheets.  Soooo comfortable. 

This is my comfort zone.  Pretty much everything I was NOT allowed to use for my daughter is in this round pencil case (pattern here!).  And I love it.  I will even get over the touching fabric - which is more irritating when you know that I made the pink ends with two different prints specifically to avoid that problem.  But apparently when it's after 10:00 pm and my daughter is on an airplane somewhere half way across the continent, my concentration is dodgy at best.

Hope you have a sunny, yellow week!

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Reader Comments (19)

Such a beautiful piece!. What fabric did you use?
March 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTara Bilbao
The pencil case is very cute, love the colors. I have been taking out all the fabrics in my sewing room to make room for new shelves and I too have probably only 6 yellow fabrics. It has never been a go to color for me unless it's Easter. I myself will be collecting more in the future along with solids. I'm not on instagram so I love it when you still post here. Thank you.
March 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGrammieC
Beautiful fabric for this beautiful bag!! Love the yellow with your pink and aqua.
March 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Quiltsong
This post! Oh my gosh, I heart this post so much! Cheers to yellow!
March 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterStacy Olson
So, so pretty! Your choice of yellow reminds me of when you showed us your FWQ. The yellow really made it exquisite. Where is your daughter?! Don't board the Worry Train - I'm sure she misses Mom, too :)
March 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHeather (mtl)
Yes! Yellow is that color that livens up all the others. An old friend who grew acres of flowers and had a florist's flair for beauty always added some yellow in her flower arrangements to bring out the other colors and just "make" the bouquet. Good choice!
March 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDelcia R.
Kristyne, this is the cutest bag ever.
I love your fabrics (I have many of these in my stash) and yes, yellow can be
over looked, how sad indeed, when those pinks and reds are being so perky.
Yellow is one of my favorite colors :-D as of today!!
March 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRosemary
I ADORE all those colors - it just makes me smile! So sweet!
YES to yellow! It isn't a color I can wear, but it's just wonderful in quilts! I'm working on a baby quilt now with yellow, white, grey, and just a smidge of red. The yellow is what makes this quilt sing.
March 7, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterliz n.
I don't know how you slept knowing they were touching.
March 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAllison
Love your fabrics! Adore the bag!
March 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPamela
LOL!!! I have just the opposite problem. I tend to go for the yellow fabrics too much, especially when I need a background color. White is OK for a background, but when you use yellow (a soft yellow more often than not, unless it happens to be a '30s quilt and then Screamin' Yellow is an option) it just makes the whole quilt a happier, warmer affair. I'm so bad that I've had to FORCE myself to use a different color. Yes, yellow is your friend.
March 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCindy A.
Has she arrived yet? When you said she was going on a trip I thought you meant on a coach, not a plane!
March 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArchie The Wonder Dog
Love the sweet fabrics you used. As always your work is beautiful. I agree yellow is such a pretty color.
March 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLea
Love this! Dreamy sigh…. and you rock as a mom - the skull pouch was so great - and I bet she has just loved it!
March 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBari Jo
Gorgeous as always! I love yellow but it has to be the right yellow. You have found the right ones!
March 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRenee
don't you think the yellows are particularly nice right now? I don't usually care for yellow,either, but I find myself attracted to the current ones!
March 23, 2016 | Unregistered Commentercarol g
I didn't notice the fabric line either. You showcased it all so beautifully.
July 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermolly
Just beautiful! What fabric did you use? I love it
October 19, 2016 | Unregistered Commentercarol

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