Have you ever really thought about why you like that cute little yellow house on the corner or the one yellow plant in your garden that catches your eye every day?
I think it’s because it makes you happy. My mom did her whole bedroom in yellow. Overdone, I thought. Yellow wallpaper, yellow bedspread and she even had orange and yellow shag carpeting throughout the entire house. Crazy! But, she loved it and I am starting to see why.
I have noticed that when I add just a touch of yellow, it makes the quilt come alive and draws your eye in.
The sun gives us light and warmth and life. The same applies as we create a quilt. Of course not all quilts would look good with splashes of yellow but a highlight of some sort will set a quilt apart from the rest. It could be the color red or orange or a special pattern that accentuates the color contrasts.
Okay, I admit, I am a little color crazy. Probably over the top but it cheers me up. Blame it on my mother. She was unique, colorful and would wear just about any color or style. She had eyeglasses that flared up at the corner, with rhinestones. I miss my crazy mom. She had Alzheimer’s the 20 years of her life but everybody still loved her. She looked for the good in people and people saw the good in her. I hope I am just like her.