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Sunday, February 17, 2008
Color My World...
How many of you remember that song by Chicago?! It was "THE" slow dance song all through my junior high and high school years....
I'm in love with color in every shade and hue! I spent the afternoon finishing the yardage stash, fondling, culling or keeping, refolding, and putting it away in the cabinets.
How much do our colors and fabrics reveal about us? About you? about Me? about who we like to make quilts for? Are our fabrics reflecting personalities of loved ones as we collect fabric especially for quilts intended for them?
I really can't say I have a favorite color, but as I look through what I've got...it seems the reds and blues are in the lead with green a close third...
The colors I have the smallest amount of? Purple and teal/aqua! I don't know why as I love these colors. I guess they don't scream out to me the way that blue and red do.
I have the remainder of this one cupboard to fill...Solids are also going in this one...
This is the box that holds all the culls....It isn't that I don't like them, I just don't want to STORE them forever anymore. Many of them are less than a yard, and some "ehhhh" print or something that just doesn't feel like me anymore. But I'll use them! They will go into strips, or into backings, or SOMETHING. I'd love to do a challenge where I pair up a "blecchh" fabric with something that I DO like and see if the good fabric makes the bad look better, or visa versa! *LOL*
Of course..yes...fabric DOES tend to look better when it is cut up into small pieces and you can't tell how yuck it is...but this is a BIG box! We'll have to see what happens to it! I'll sort it into color groups, that usually helps..and then go from there!
Tomorrow is 1 week since the moving van dropped everything off. I have found "MOST" things...some things are still a mystery as to where they are. Lots of stuff is still being chucked or free-cycled...and soon this will feel more like home!
Quipped by Bonnie K Hunter at 6:49 PM