It is funny how we each see colours a bit differently, and what I love, someone else will detest! I love the way that we can sometimes see a quilt and recognise it's maker. I used to be a red girl, and thought that I hated pink...but when I was sorting my fabrics I found I was a bit short of reds but had oodles, and I mean OODLES of pink...how can that be?
As I have said, my DD and her beau have requested a quilt...blues, greys, neutrals. She didn't say it, but I know she was wanting a non-manic quilt....she thinks I am a bit fabric-loud! Have you ever?
I ask you, is this TOO loud?
But, devoted mother that I am, I have risen to the challenge as handed to me. A queen sized clamshell quilt is now underway.
Gulp! There were a few tentative starts as I worked out what technique would suit me the best...6" clams are a non standard size, and assembly without papers was a little hit and miss. I like nice curves. So I am now tacking onto freezer paper and it seems to be giving a nice finish.
Not unexpectedly, I am being a bit cheeky and using some quirky pieces to add some fun. Not wanting trouble after all the hand stitching, I have been seeking approval, and found it! They are happy, which makes me happy. Pink flamingoes make me VERY happy!
Looking back, my colour style has evolved over the years...and continues to evolve. There are lots of bright clear colours here at present, but I am enjoying working with DD's gentler (mostly) palette. Where are you heading with your current colours?
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