Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Challenge 4- Mellow Yellow


Bee You
This weeks' challenge was called "Mellow Yellow". The color yellow is often a difficult color for quilters because it often takes over. So many just avoid it but this week, we embrace it in all it's glory!
This piece is 8.5 x 11 inches. I am late to the party of hexagons but Bees are a seminal childhood memory for me. My dad had bee hives when I was a kid. We lived across the street from orange/ grapefruit groves and I'm sure Dad's bees benefited the grove owners and he was occasionally called to come get some  bees that had gone rogue. He would rob the bees once a year and it was amazing to snack on the combs after school. 
  Honey is sometimes viewed as a healthy alternatives to some allergies (local source) because of the pollen it might contain. I showed that using some of the floral print in some of the cells. I suffer from  seasonal allergies from something (maybe sycamore and sassafras) I encounter in the Ozarks that I didn't in Florida.
 Finally, I like the small bit of humor that the sayings "Bee amazing, Bee you, Bee Strong" adds to this small piece. They are all good things to remember. 
Construction:
I cut the brown fabric as a lattice with the yellow fabric behind it. I slipped in individual flowered hexies in between. I made a larger hexie with the Bee print and fit it into the composition. I used a lot of my specialty stitches on this piece and used my machine's lettering to add the words. I rarely use these stitches so it was fun to do that. 
If you are interested in joining the fun, go to this site and play along!

3 Comments:

At 9:45 AM, Blogger Trina Peterson said...

This is great! Love it!

 
At 10:19 AM, Blogger works4me said...

Love the quilt, love the story, and thanks for taking us through the process.

 
At 12:49 PM, Blogger PersimonDreams said...

Beautiful piece! Thanks for sharing your memories and process.

 

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