Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Stitching Sunshine

When Carla presented the Stitching Sunshine blog idea I was all in with an empty mind.  I was really excited to come up with something sunshiney/yellow.  Not a color I use often.  The problem I ended up with was that I lost the idea of sunshine and got stuck on the word yellow.

I needed to make a 1st birthday quilt for my great nephew and one morning I woke up with the idea "Yellow Submarine".  2 birds with one stone, right?


this is a close up of the smallest 2.5 inches long and the largest 9.5 inches long
This is also the only picture reflecting the true color of the water.


Each row goes in a different direction and decreases in size.


It was difficult to get all the rows in one shot.



I do have to admit that I love this quilt.  Hope the baby does too. The applique design is by  Alldayembroidery.com  .    The only minor problem with it is that half way through I realized that it was yellow and as far from sunshine as one could possibly get. 😉

So that was just the excuse I needed to make this postcard.  You know, redeem myself and add "SUN".


Apparently I was on a Beatles memory lane run. 


I had wanted to give Iron On Vinyl a shot on a postcard just to see if it was up to the rigors of the US mail.  I sent it to a friend and am waiting for an analysis of how it did.

Last but definitely not least.  I wanted to make a Birthday Card for a dear friend and figured that while I had all of those scraps out from the appliqued subs I would add her card to this Sunny/Yellow  hop.

My sister is into Iris paper folding and had this great design for the birthday cupcake.


I took the stencil and fudged my way through setting up the Happy Birthday on my Scan N Cut. 



Then I folded glued and taped my fabric to the back. 


No sewing therefore no stitches, so I don't even know if it actually qualifies for this event but I know it will be appreciated by all of you who are so good at doing what you need to do to get the job done.
And Happy Birthday June, hope you got the actual card before reading about it here.

So Thank you Carla for a great idea for making my brain work again while learning to live around this new normal.  

Please stop by and visit the other Sun Shiny participants and enjoy their ideas  and let them know what you think of their wonderful work.  Here is the complete list for your convenience.


Monday, June 22nd


Tuesday, June 23rd


Wednesday, June 24th


Thursday, June 25th



30 comments:

  1. We all live in a yellow submarine.....Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Love the Beatles-inspired projects! And your card is very clever and came out great.

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  3. Love your quilt -- it is so adorable! I really like the card.

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  4. This totally qualifies for "sunshine." While my brain was trying to come up with something for this hop, the "Yellow Submarine" song was right there in the front. I was ready to draw a submarine when the sun idea overruled it. I love the different sizes of your subs and that cupcake card is so cute. Thanks for sharing all this sweetness!

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  5. Your card is a great idea for using up some scraps. I may need to start making my own cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. Oh no, the yellow submarine was prefect for the hop. It's adorable.

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  7. Neat projects! Love that card--I have to start doing that on my Cricut. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Your yellow submarines are so good, Selina! I like the graduated sizes that give the perception of depth and the notion that the ocean is full of yellow submarines! Your Beatles theme is spot on with your cards too. You deliver such good, creative ideas when you're challenged. Well done!

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  9. The yellow submarine quilt is so cute. A little boy is going to be very happy!

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  10. SEW super cute, Selina!! Love, love, LOVE how the subs get smaller as they sink deeper into the ocean. Brilliant idea! While I think that would have been enough for the Hop, you went above and beyond with your sunny yellow card making. Nice work!

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  11. I know why I will be singing that song all day!!! That is just darling. I love the birthday greeting too.

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  12. Oh my goodness...I love the Yellow Submarine embroidery. I might just have to buy that for myself. I have a brother who is a Beatles "Nut" LOL!! The birthday card is so cute. What a great way to scrap bust too. Of course it qualifies. There are no rules! If I remember right that was one of the top rules! LOL!! Great job!

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  13. The yellow submarine quilt will be a hit. I'm sure of it as it is fabulous. Your other projects are great, too. Thanks for bringing the fun, and planting an ear worm. :)

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  14. You don't have to sew a sun to stitch sunshine. You did a perfect job with your fun submarines. Love them! Your postcard was a darling idea to brighten someone's day, and your cupcake card is cute! Thanks for brightening my day!

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  15. Really cute submarine and card. Someone will really be happy to receive either.

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  16. How fun - to make a sunshine postcard with no stitchin! It looks great! As does your submarine quilt! So fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Very creative using Yellow Submarines. Pretty "sunshiny" cards.

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  18. Cute quilt, and lovely birthday card! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  19. Love, love, love those yellow submarines. Yellow works as sunshine anytime, but you made us more inspiration and I love the cards too! I really want to make more cards with fabric, I just wait until I need one and then think, "I should have made a card." LOL Thank you for your fun post.

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  20. Yellow submarines, cupcakes and glittery sunshine ......you nailed it! Thank you for sharing your cheery sunny projects 😉 Carol

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  21. Sunshine and submarines! Perfect projects for the hop. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. All your little subs made me giggle!

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  23. Fabulous yellow projects. Love the submarines.

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  24. Very Cute Selina, love the submarine quilt!!

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  25. It's a very cute card and I'm sure your friend will love it.
    Love the submarine idea on the quilt. Fabulous!

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  26. I'd forgotten about that song "Yellow Submarine" until your post. That's a perfect quilt for this top. Hope the vinyl is up to the U.S. Mail service. Have a sunshiny day.

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  27. Fun projects and I like the submarines.

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