Tuesday, June 5, 2012

FQS Bella Parade : Season 2 : Post # 10

Bella Solids Citrine

Today's color is vibrant and sunny! Citrine is a nice bright yellow without being too harsh. It's definitely a happy color!

1. QuiltCon Block Challenge, 2. gratitude, 3. Flower Power Baby Quilt, 4. Finished Pillow, 5. Sunglow Quilt Top in Loulouthi, 6. Boxed pouch, 7. Swoon Baby Quilt, 8. Lily's George thingie block., 9. Untitled
There's so much that you can do with a nice bright yellow - pair it with white and other vibrant colors like Tara did in photo 9, or go primary like the Donna did in the first image. I adore this color when paired with grey (I have a whole pinterest board dedicated to it!) Citrine is also really fabulous when paired with a softer blue. Regardless of what you pair it with you're sure to end up with a project that looks quite happy!

For this fabric bundle I decided to lean in a much more vibrant direction - lots of bold color and a subtle grey (bella platinum) to ground it all! I think citrine goes really nicely with the "Quilt Blocks" fabric line. I could imagine using this bright color palate for a cool quilt in a child's room. Bold and fun, but not too childish.

Whoa. were you ready for that one? lol. Last night I realized that I had not yet quilted this color... so I gathered inspiration from my FMQ pinterst board, and also reviewed my "notes" from when Jacquie talked at our guild meeting (her quilting is amazing!). Then I got quilting!! I was humming along through the center two sections (using a TON of thread by the way), when I ran out of the Aurifil sample spool. So I switched over to another sample - in orange (that's as close as my thread stash would get me to the fuchsia I was working with). Well it was a lighter weight and my needle kept shredding it. I'm sure I could have done several other things, but instead I just switched over to a tried and true grey. Blah blah blah.

So the why this quilting? I'm really intrigued by the different types of quilting in each area, and it's almost like a zentangle if you think about it. Of course this would be harder to do all over a large quilt, but it would work nicely on a smaller project, or on a border etc. This is completely free hand, I just winged it. Some areas are better than others, but overall I'm really happy with it. I dare you to give it a try! 

Are you ready to win a yard of Citrine? Here's your chance! The rules are as follows:

1. Create a pinboard with the name "FQS Bella Parade : Season 2"
2. Pin at least one image with the "Color of the Day" onto the board. The image has to be sewing related. Notions, sewing rooms, finished products anything.
3. Leave a comment with a link to your board.
4. The winners will be selected randomly and announced in the weekend giveaway post.
5. All entries will qualify to win the Bella Solids 2012 Fat Quarter Bundle in the weekly giveaway.
6. Pin it! And you could win it!


  1. Here is my board! - http://pinterest.com/scrappynhappy/fqs-bella-parade-season-2/

  2. Love the color! :)
    Here is my board - http://pinterest.com/hueisei/fqs-bella-parade-season-2/

  3. I find that color a lot in vintage sheets! Pretty with a punch! http://pinterest.com/pin/33706697181574462/

  4. I'm actually not using a lot of that colour in my sewing projects, but I was actually sewing a pillow with beautifull fabrics from Riley Blake's Promenade collection in blue and yellow: http://pinterest.com/shapemoth/fqs-bella-parade-season-2/

  5. Beautiful color! I used yellow to make some projects. http://pinterest.com/debuko/fqs-bella-parade-season-2/

  6. I will admit that yellow is not a colour that I've been using in my sewing projects. Seeing your inspiration here, is encouraging me to step out and add some Citrine to my sewing! lol

  7. I love citron, but I use it really rare. It's perfect to brighten every quilt!
    My inspiration is here: http://pinterest.com/juliannapl/fqs-bella-parade-season-2-citrine/





  10. Love this colour!! Here's my board:

  11. This is definitely a bright and happy color! I love how you played around with the quilting. I need to take some time to do this (yet, I keep committing myself to other things like pattern testing... )


  12. this is so fun!

  13. Yellow is the happy color! I've been saying that for years. Has something to do with all the Uno we used to play back in our salad days. lol

  14. way fun! this color is bright and sunny :)