The ladies were so gracious to send me photos…and they knocked my socks off!
Not only were their quilts beautiful, but they included THEMSELVES in their photos, and it was so fun to see a bit of their personalities come to life in the fabrics they chose to put in their quilts -
And on THEMSELVES!
Now I’m not making fun of anyone – I’ve witnessed this phenomenon time and time again as I go through various parts of the country teaching classes from coast to coast. It’s not a localized thing, I think with quilters it’s GLOBAL!
We are just very in-tune to our projects, to how the colors in that project effect us, and for whatever reason our brain says –we unknowingly dress to match our projects!
I did this last night…I was wearing an apple green t-shirt while sewing green triangles onto my plaid 4 patches. Was it intentional? Nope! But it happens none-the less!
My quilty friend Julie and I have finished our Easy Street quilts. We took them to our guild meeting on Friday and everyone loved them.
There are several more guild members making the quilt but we were the first finished. We were both in your Cathedral Stars workshop last fall in Shepherdsville, KY.
We loved your patterns and Quilt Cam.
Sandy in Kentucky
Julie and her Easy Street!
Please note Julie’s sweater! Julie is a lover of blue, at least in this photo! And she may not have thought of it while getting dressed, but somewhere in her subconscious was this voice that told her what to wear!
I’m also tickled to note that easy street is in some of the most popular colors for spring, not that I really keep track of that kind of thing – I just sew with what I feel like! But look:
Pantone’s Spring colors!
Btw, did you know you can take ANY Photograph and get a palette pulled from that photo? Click HERE to try the Color Palette Generator!
Let’s look at Sandy’s quilt!
Great colors and awesome border!
And of course, Sandy’s purse and outfit fit the theme too!
Holy Moly, look at that border!! Sandy explains further:
Bonnie, thanks for the complements on our quilts. The border on my quilt was a piece I picked up at the local quilt shop in the clearance section. I had the fabric for a couple of years.
I had all my East Street put together and was not sure what I was going to use for a border when I remembered that piece was sitting in my stash.
The colors I used were dark brown, white and brown shirtings, red, mustard, blues that were more teal in color and the inner border was civil war orange.
Thanks again for all your great tips and ideas.
Sandy in KYI love the way this girl thinks! Sometimes the fabric you need has been in the stash for a long long time ---just waiting for the right project, so don’t forget to shop there-- This border is BEAUTIFUL on this quilt! And yes, her quilt goes right along with the chosen spring 2013 colors too!
I just love color. Color has a direct effect on my mood and my thought processes. Color is music for the eyes. I love trying different things and getting out of my box and going completely another direction as far as color is concerned. Always something new to try, always a new adventure…Quilts do not have to match the couch, and yes you can quilt with colors that you can not wear!
In fact, the two color graphics in this post are from Pantone and I love their statement about color:
“Color is life. Live it.
Color is essential to your life. The colors you love are deep and vital affirmations of who you are. Bringing those colors into your day and your environment is the ultimate form of self-expression.”
Isn’t this exactly what we are doing as we quilt? We bring COLOR into our day!
And don’t forget to accessorize your quilt making with matching attire to set your mood for your creative time!
((And I am so happy that I have this extra day home! I don’t leave for Georgia until TOMORROW!? Oh goodness – what am I going to do with this day?!))