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Color Bursts

I don't know if you've noticed, but I tend to quilt in color bursts. I get obsessed with a color or color combination and start collecting fabrics. I spend quite a while buying fabrics that fit into my obsession- either remnants or on sale or the occasional full price fabric that I just can't live without. When I think I have a big enough stack, I start making quilts. And I usually don't stop until I run out of fabric or I am completely sick of that color.

I started quilting with black and white.
Tummy Time QuiltDoll QuiltPuzzle BallTwo Spring SkirtsDisappearing Nine PatchBright Baby Quilt TopNew Blankets

Then I moved on to Orange.
Quilt on Toddler BedSunny Days QuiltTwo Orange Strip QuiltsFabric BundlesSixth Orange Strip QuiltDSC_0085

For over a year now, its been Blue and Green especially if it has a bird or tree print.
Birds and Trees QuiltIrish Chain QuiltImprovisational Log Cabin QuiltEaster DressesReceiving BlanketsEllery HelpingDSC_0525Samuel's I Spy QuiltTurtle ToyDSC_0702Handmade WalletList Making WalletBug Quilt- Full ViewLittle Forest Wallhanging

I have to admit, it started getting a little scary going back through flickr looking at past projects. I knew I did this, but I didn't quite realize the extent. Like the blue and green Easter dresses last year. I just picked out fabric I liked. I never realized they fit perfectly into the whole blue/green thing until now. Of course, there are exceptions. There are a ton of pink, purple, blue or primary colored baby quilts. There are wedding quilts in blue or green (not blue and green). Overall, though its very easy to spot the color bursts in my crafting.

Well, the time has come to move on. I have two blue and green quilts in progress right now. I could probably made a few more from my now overflowing blue and green scrap bins. But, I am thoroughly sick of this color combination. So much so that it's a struggle to work on the two quilts in progress. But, I don't have a new color obsession yet.

I've been flirting with red and white.
Tree Skirt- Red and White SideThe Not-So-Subtle Quilt FrontNot So Subtle Quilt BackStockings
I have another red and white project planned- a flying geese throw quilt. But, I don't think red and white alone quite have the power of an obsession.

I've also been flirting with gray. Browsing the fabric store last week, all the soft gray fabrics kept jumping out at me. Like this and this and this and this. Aren't they lovely? And gray, being a neutral, mixes so well with other colors. I can see a steely pale blue and gray quilt. Black, white, gray and bright, vivid green. Purples and gray. Really, color combinations with gray could keep me busy for quite a while.

But, I haven't decided for sure yet. What do you think? What's your favorite color or color combination of the moment? What would you like to see flying off my sewing machine next? Any input would be appreciated.

Comments

Leserlee said…
I'm still thinking about starting my next blue, green, and purple quilt for my bed. And someday I still really want to do a rainbow quilt for Abigail. Maybe with a few robots thrown in to match the decor in the bedroom she shares with Bryant. And as for Bryant, I think something blue, but I don't know what else beyond that. As for what you should be doing...I loved the orange, and I'm loving the blue and green, so I don't know what to tell you. The gray bicycle fabric is so cute though. Gray and yellow is trendy now, and the world could use a little more yellow this time of year. So I guess that's my four cents.
kristib said…
I happen to be a big fan of yellow. Specifically, I love the combination of blue and yellow. That's a long-standing devotion. Lately I've also been quite enamored with purple, especially royal purple, and I love it combined with a lime green.

Having given my 2 cents, I'll just add that you have a great eye for color combinations, and I love all you work. Those oranges just make me smile. I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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