Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Color Announcment

The color for March will be yellow.  Yellow is one of those colors that can be a bit overwhelming in very large quantities.  As an accent though, it adds brightness and contrast that can be really lovely.  Try to work in the entire range of yellows.  Remember that you can go from delicate and buttery yellow all the way to deep golds.  Notice how the hand dyed fabrics from Vicki Welsh cover an fabulous array of shades?  If you would like to win this fabric collection, simply leave a comment on this post with the one thing you are most looking forward to about spring.   Mine is spring break.  

69 comments:

Jo said...

How lovely. Buttercup yellow and golds. Pretty

katie z. said...

I'm looking forward to taking JoJo outside and letting him run wild as he loves to do!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I love yellow! I am looking forward to being able to walk outside again.

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

I'm ready to for camping!

Deb A said...

I'm looking forward to Planting!

PugMom said...

I'm praying that our five plus feet of snow will melt and the pugs and I will see our yard again. And perhaps my flowers will come up!

Dasha said...

Well Spring is long gone over here, and today is officially the beginning of Autumn. I am looking forward to cooler days and less humidity. Will that do? LOL Oh. And working with yellow of course.

Pamela Arbour said...

That sounds great to me! I don't have much yellow, so I should get through it quickly and get to some of my other projects I have been neglecting!

Karen said...

Warmer weather and no snow.

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

I am looking forward to spring breezes instead of below zero wind chills and most importantly NO SNOW!

Amy said...

What a fun, bright color for March.
As for Spring... up here in Wisconsin, we don't get a tease of spring (most years) until end-ish April (if we're lucky). No Spring Break for our school, other than Fri/Mon at Easter. When's yours scheduled?

Delighted Hands said...

What a nice blog! I found you from a link from Lynne of 2hot2knit.blogspot.com ! I will join in the quilting fun! The part of Spring I am looking forward to is gardening and sitting in the sun knitting!

SueR said...

After being below zero quite a lot of the month, I am looking forward to temps in the 50's! I can tell you what I'm NOT looking forward to--mud season! When all this snow melts!

Beautiful fabric pack from Vicki, and a lovely way to illustrate the shades of yellow.

sunny said...

I'm looking forward to yellow crocus and yellow daffodils. That is how I will know that Spring has really arrived!

Charlene S said...

I am looking forward to planting a garden and to opening up my house to catch flower scented breezes.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I agree with you about looking forward to Spring Break! All of March is testing and paperwork for me--yucky. Having Spring Break to look forward to will help get me through.

Julie in GA said...

I love using yellow in my quilts. Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful fabrics.
I can't wait until it warms up enough to plant our vegetable garden.

Andra Gayle said...

I am looking forward to getting outside for exercise. I have slacked off considerably! Those hand dyeds are gorgeous!

Kate said...

I'm looking forward to the moderate temperatures we get in spring.

Me Time Quilts said...

Watching the trees and flower come back to a colorful life and seeing the wildlife "twiterpaitted". A quote from Bambi.

Angie said...

Looking forward to yellow and to enjoying outside activities again!

Linda said...

Spring is beautiful where I live right in the middle of the UK. Pretty fresh green leaves and raspberry and white "candles" on the horse chestnut trees. The Giveaway sounds lovely.

Kathy's A Quilter said...

hooray for yellow! I am so looking forward to no ice and the first spring robin song.

Cathy said...

I'm looking forward to the first time we can get the trailer out, and run off to the woods, and get a grandson visit in at the same time.

Mari said...

I just want to see the grass again! Also looking forward to some flowers. Won't that be nice?

Lydsfire said...

I am looking forward to Easter this spring!

Heather said...

I'M looking forward to warmer weather!

Kate said...

I'm looking forward to running outside! And spring race season!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I don't have a lot of yellows, so there will be a huge variety of hues played with this month. I look forward to seeing some green - grass, leaf buds, fresh growth on the pines, a sprout on the grape vine, bulbs putting up new growth - White AND Cold are getting old!

Julianne said...

Hi! I am looking forward to spending some lovely spring days out in our backyard!

Julierose said...

Oh thanks for the chance to win--my yellows are pretty scant. I look forward to seeing my orange centered
daffodils blowing in the WARM (!!) breezes....hugs, Julierose

Lorri Schuller said...

looking forward to the flowers and garden produce . Going to make a bright quilt on retreat this week.

Terri said...

I used some yellow yesterday... center of some pink and green 9 patches.
I'm excited to see the bloomin' trees. Some have started here in Vancouver WA already. I've got a couple of daffodils and 1 count 'em, 1 grape hyacinth out in the grass. It's a surprise this year - what flowers and where - we just moved here.
Thanks for choosing a bright and warm color - it's still cold here.
Hugs

Kat Scribner said...

In my senior days, yellow makes me happy. It never used to be a color for me in the early days. Anyway, I most look forward to the snow melting away, the trees filling in with color, and the smell of cut grass!

Martha Rhodes said...

Yellow is so bright and cheery. This will be fun and I'm looking forward to the blocks you've chosen for the middle of the stars. Winter is so cold and snowy here I'm really looking to some warmer days with crocus peeking up through the snow and tulips with their wonderful colors. Of course I love daffodils with with all their shades of white through yellow to orangy yellow.

suemac said...

I am trying to add yellow and green into my quilts. Most of my quilts have been blues, purples and neutrals. I am looking forward to weather back in the 70's. It has been a little yucky here in Texas the last few days.

lindaterry said...

I'm looking forward to spring flowers. The previous owner of my home planted hundreds of daffodils and they are gorgeous!!

floribunda said...

I'm looking forward to some spring rain, since we've had a pretty dry winter here in California -- I know it's not what all of you further east want to hear...

Anne Simonot said...

Ummm... Where should I start? No snow, not having to wear a big layer of clothes outside, not having to sit in a cold car... Blah, blah, blah... Spring can't come soon enough! annesimonot@sasktel.net

jp said...

I live in the Southern Hemisphere and am so looking forward to the end of summer! It has been abominably hot and humid for the last 5 months but will start to cool in about another 6 weeks.

Sally said...

I'm looking forward to my Mexico cruise on Ruby Princess!
I have made 2 yellow queen-sized quilts (called Arizona Summer and Good Morning) using all shades of yellow--quite nice!

Jennifer said...

spring? I love the way it smells, and that we can go back outside to work after a relaxing winter!

Cathy said...

Warmth! And the bluebonnets coming into bloom!

Marly said...

I'm looking forward to the the new leaves on the trees, especially the horse chestnuts which are such a delicate pale green. It can't be much longer.

Nann said...

I love yellow!! I look forward to earlier sunrises and later sunsets (though next week's change from standard to daylight saving time is WAY too soon). I will also have a couple of projects (non-quilting as well as quilting) finished. Oh, yes -- March is also Girl Scout Cookie time!

quiltingbean said...

We worked out in the yard when the temperature was up beyond 65° two weeks ago. Then the temps dropped and now its snowing. So I would say I am looking forward to enjoying the yard again.
Shellie
Quiltingbean1@msn.com

Quilter Kathy said...

OH yes... the lovely range of yellow... yum!
I am looking forward to the return of any colour besides white and grey outside!

AnneP said...

Not having to bundle up to take the dogs out for their walk.
Coldest February in Ontario in living memory!!

Nanette said...

I have lots of yellows to work with, so looking forward to a golden month. It's autumn here in Oz, so I'm looking forward to less humidity, but still with warm days. And starting my winter garden.

Joni said...

Planting the garden with veggies and flowers. The orchard in full bloom...My quilt guild's quilt show!

Jennie in GA said...

I am most looking forward to seeing green again as everything outside bursts forth in Spring attire!

Cathy said...

Looking forward to crocus blooming in the yard...the first flower to bloom...then the yellow forsythia!

Sheila said...

I'm looking forward to some warm weather. I'm tired of the ice, snow and freezing weather.
I love yellow : )

Laura said...

Bright green! I love when the world is a bright fresh green in the Spring!

KatieQ said...

Everywhere I look is covered with snow. I'm looking forward to seeing the grass in my front yard again and being able to open the Windows.

Donna Clark said...

I am looking forward to some warm weather☀️

Raewyn said...

he he can I change the question --- we are just hitting Autumn here in New Zealand and I am so looking forward to some cooler weather - plus Autumn harvesting is always a rewarding time :-)

Sewing In CT said...

I am looking forward to flowers and greenery!

Nell's Quilts said...

What am I looking forward to in the spring? Hmm! No winter boots. Just slipping into a pair of shoes or sandals and heading out the door to enjoy warm sunny days. Hurray for yellow!

QuiltSwissy said...

Spring? In Louisiana spring is truly wonderful. And the Japanese Magnolias bloom! They are so beautiful.

Magpie Sue said...

I hope it's not too late to get in on the drawing! I'm so excited to be using yellows this month. :- )

Sally T said...

I was certain you were going to make White the color for March, just to make fun of all of your snowbound fans.

Marsha Cooper said...

I love yellow...not sure what I can find in scraps to work with, but will sure look!
What I love best about Spring is the flowers, but also the end of cold winter weather.

marsha.seiberling@gmail.com

LA Paylor said...

I'm looking forward to winning these hand dyes from you and Vicky! And snow melt. And losing 20 lbs. And looking much younger... oh now it's gone into fantasy!LeeAnna Paylor
leeannaquilts at gmail dot com

Chantal said...

My kitchen is yellow because I love to walk into a bright room in the morning. I feel it brightens my whole day. What I am looking forward is the new flowers. I have a patch, at the end of my backyard, that belongs to nature to play in it as it desires. I have all kind of "stuff" growing in there. It's fun. Thanks for the chance.

Stacey said...

I am looking forward to warmer mornings enjoying a cup of coffee in my screened in porch and watching the birds.

Beth said...

I'm looking forward to my "pet" hummingbirds to come back - they keep me busy cooking fresh nectar and never disappoint to entertain.
Beth in AL

Quiltsmiles said...

Beautiful range of colors. What I'm looking for with Spring coming is brighter days. Am so tired of all the overcast skies that I want to see more sunshine! SPRING, Hurry please

M. E. Stephens said...

I'm looking forward to more sunshine. We've had a very cloudy winter since sometime in January.