There’s a new quilt in the pipeline.
Anyone who sees the finished thing wouldn’t believe it’s one of mine, but it is. Let’s start at the beginning… I have a new friend (hello, Vera my lovely!) and she is warm, kind and generous, and because of this, she deserves a quilt. I asked her what her favourite colours were, and she replied that she loved yellow and ochre, they made her happy. Now, you know me. If there’s one colour I’m unlikely to make a whole quilt from, it’s yellow. So I took yellow as my start point and extended it out into this gloriously bright and happy selection. Yellow, ochre, orange, pink, pumpkin and rust… Colours of Happiness, which is what the quilt is called.
It’s going to be simple and hopefully quick to make: a giant starburst in the middle, with a chequered border of 2 inch squares all round. I think I’ll be hand-quilting it. Vera lives 2,320km (1,442 miles) away, in Melbourne, and I won’t see her again till February, so I have time…
I think this quilt is going to teach me to love yellow. We don’t have much of a relationship right now; I don’t believe I own a single yellow item, but I can see how it brightens and enlivens and brings sunshine to this colour selection 🙂 It’s never too late to learn.
Spring’s on the way. Let’s let the sunshine in!