I feel lucky to live in
a place that has on average
300 sunny days a year.
John Denver said it beautifully
in his lyrics
"Sunshine on my Shoulders
Makes Me Happy".
I thought of that song
while I worked on my August mini.
"Sunshine Makes Me Happy"
34" X 34"
I found all of the hst's hiding out
in a zip lock baggie and rescued
them from an unused fate.
I think I had made extras
when I was working on something else.
No sense saving them any longer.
Yellow is one of those colors
I tried lots of different fabrics for
the border, but this older yellow
print was the perfect choice.
I machine quilted it with
# 2110 Aurifil thread, a soft pale yellow.
A simple design in the alternating
A gentle wavy curve in the borders
was all that was needed.
When I was deciding about the
binding every color seemed so dark.
Not like the sunshine on my shoulders.
The best choice:
just a tiny flange of the blue
I had used in the narrow border
and then the same yellow as the border.
It even made me smile
Every once in a while
the tiny design in the blue flange
would be perfectly centered.
Sometimes when you're
outside you suddenly realize
how happy the sunshine has made you feel.
The only other thing that could make
you feel happier
would be wearing yellow shoes!
Until Next Time-