It's about time I have a "Ta Dah" moment. I need more of these so I can wrap up some of the many projects I started but for some reason have not finished.
This quilt has a story to it. I began by wanting to use up my scraps. I figured I could lay the rows out so the colors would appear like a rainbow. Nope. I didn't like it. No matter how I tossed up the pieces, I didn't like it.
So I began taking away colors. I can't believe that the first color I took AWAY was red. Red - my favorite color. Then I tossed the pink out and the orange ones.
I ended up with one that is much more pleasing to the eye. Well, to my eye(s) anyway.
I put the pieces together at a retreat this year and then set it aside. I dragged it out again last week and decided I really like it. It is bright and cheerful. So it is going to be a gift to bring cheer and light to the owner. I thought about the person as I quilted away and I poured love, healthy, happy thoughts and more love into my stitches.
I have studied my color wheel and just cannot figure out why this works. Purple and yellow are opposite then I have turquoise and green. If anyone can explain what happened, please let me know.
It is 72" x 56" so it will be a nice size lap quilt to cuddle up with.