Color Trends: Gray and Yellow Quilts

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014

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Colors trends are fascinating. I love seeing what color combos catch on and start popping up all over my favorite quilting blogs. The gray and yellow quilt color trend is one that I have particularly taken a liking to. The combination of gray and yellow is calming and is great for many types of decor. It's especially fantastic (and popular) for baby quilts because it's color neutral, so a yellow and gray baby quilt would be great for a boy or a girl. Here is a roundup of some of my favorite uses of gray and yellow fabric combinations in quilts. You can also find some free quilt patterns that would look great in gray and yellow in our how-to section.

Grey and Yellow Star Baby Quilt - Free Quilting Pattern
Star Bright

This is a fun, simple and modern star baby quilt done in soft gray and yellow. It was designed by Katie Blakesley from Swim Bike Quilt for the 100 Quilts for Kids Charity Quilt Drive. This is definitely a beginner-friendly quilt, and is available as a baby or throw-size quilt. She also includes instructions for making "Star Bright" with pre-cuts, charm packs or a layer cake. The quilt can easily be made with scraps or assorted fat quarters, prints or solids, or a mix of both.
Find the free star quilt pattern at her pattern store.
Chain Linked Gray and Yellow Quilt
 Chain Linked

This modern gray and yellow quilt is Amy Smart's "Chain Linked" pattern and this quilt was made by Catherine of My Life In Binding. She did a guest post on Quilt Story Blog for this particular quilt. I really love the contrast with the dark gray mixed with light gray and yellow. It looks amazing against the snowy background and blue sky!
Find the story behind this quilt and what fabrics were used over at Quilt Story.
Asymmetrical Gray and Yellow Quilt
Embracing Gray

Many people, like Alissa from Handmade by Alissa, feel conflicted about using gray in their projects. She ended up loving it though, as did her husband! She is a member of the Modern Quilt Guild and she makes some amazing quilts that she puts up on her blog. This one is very simple but it packs a punch. 
Check out her cute quilt models in more pics of this asymmetrical quilt on her blog. 
Gray and Yellow Strip Quilt
Gray and Yellow Strip Quilt

This stash quilt is absolutely gorgeous! The fabrics go perfectly together and the simple design just makes it so much more appealing. This was done by Leanne at Make it Perfect.
Find out more about this show stopping gray and yellow strip quilt at Make it Perfect. 
Gray and yellow flying geese quilt
Flying Geese

Flying geese quilts are fun because you can play around with color and fabric to make them unique. This gray and yellow quilt made by Emily from Emmy Lizzy has varying shades of yellow and gray mixed in with different fabric patterns to make it a modern wonder. 
Head to EmmyLizzy to find out more on this gray and yellow flying geese quilt.

Crosshatch Gray and Yellow Quilt
Hand Quilted Crosshatch 

This gray and yellow quilt really caught my eye. I haven't seen many like it and the kicker is that it was hand quilted! Blair Stocker calls it her "Wintertime Sunshine" quilt. 
Find out about the process of making this quilt at Blair's Blog, Wisecraft.
Broken Plaid Straight Line Quilt
Broken Plaid

This is another quilt made by Alissa from Handmade by Alissa. This gray and yellow quilt she made is pretty unique, as you don't see many quilts that use dark gray as the base color. She used straight line quilting, which is also something else you don't see a lot of. Here, the texture adds to the great design.
Check out more pictures of this quilt at Handmade by Alissa

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