11 May Sew Solid Sunday #5
(If you are looking for the Modern Patchwork giveaway – it is the previous post here)
Welcome back to Sew Solid Sunday! This month’s edition is a bit of the future and a bit of the past and a bit of laughing at myself.
|Triangle Maze baby size|
Last fall as I was getting ready for Quilt Market in Houston, I was looking at the plan I had made for where my new quilts would be hung in my booth. There was a blank spot – not a very big one, but it really needed a quilt. I didn’t have much time so I decided to make a baby sized version of my Triangle Maze pattern. I honestly don’t recall how I decided on the aqua and white color scheme with just a dash of yellow, but I whipped the quilt together and off I went. When I got to Houston, I discovered that I had been given a corner booth! Wonderful!! But my plan needed some quick revision since I only had two walls instead of three. The new little quilt ended up being the background for my pattern display and not very noticeable.
I had a wonderful market, came home and promptly forgot about that little quilt. Fast forward to earlier this year. I wanted to make a solid version of one of my new patterns, Dashing (more about that soon!) and decided on an aqua and white color scheme. At the last minute, I added a bit of yellow. It didn’t hit me until some time later, after the quilt was done, that, hmm, this looks a bit familiar. I guess it just goes to show that we like what we like!
As much as I love a two-color quilt, I often find myself adding just a dash of a complimentary color. When working with solids, it can be just the perk a quilt needs.
Have you even used the same colors without meaning to? Or are you someone who has a set of “go-to” colors that you use all the time?
Happy Mother’s Day to those who are celebrating today!