Kaleidoscope of many colors

20 May 2010
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Ive hand quilted for almost 20 years now and one thing that is funny is that color was the thing that scared me the most , I loved mutlcolored things all my life but I agonized over every piece but finally looked at my garden , it had all kinds of colors and they all worked together just fine , why? It finally dawned on my brain that it was the green that let the mind rest between the colors ,It doesnt have to be green but some neutral color that allows the others to get along,I made a large kalidescope called 'throwing in the kitchen sink' with black and white patches all over to prove it to my brain , Since that day color has been my best friend,I threw away all the other rules I couldnt understand anyway and just played .When looking at fabric and coming up with choices ,when it makes me smile its perfect ,


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artl8dy wrote
on 20 May 2010 9:11 AM

Such vibrant colors. Nice work!!

Anne lundy wrote
on 20 May 2010 11:08 AM

  I totally agree with you < when the project smiles  at  me , I then know its correct, you speak my language !!!! love it. I always talk to my quilts  Lol   

Loralye2 wrote
on 20 May 2010 4:42 PM

You speak my language also Linda.  This is amazing.  Color is everything.  I am currently working on a quilt of my own design and I am not at all happy with the color choices I made.  I am thinking of ripping the piece apart and starting over.  Ironically, it's the green in the quilt which threw it off.  You are so right about the green is where the mind rests between the rest of the colors though.  Maybe I should keep going with the quilt and let it be what it is.  I may end up loving it when it is finished.  Thanks for sharing this.  

lje2117 wrote
on 2 Jun 2010 8:37 PM

Another one of your beautiful quilts that give us so much pleasure-and many smiles indeed! Great use of color combinations-truly you have mastered the use of color without limits-and in such a wonderful way! Thank you again for your gift of sharing the beautiful quilts that you so painstakingly and lovingly create!!

okieLinda wrote
on 16 Jul 2010 12:52 PM

If I hadnt found this forum I dont think I could have pushed thru my fear of doing my own thing, I ask my friends what they think of this or that but its not the same thing as getting feedback from people that know quilts / arts . Thanks a million for every word on here,