Blue is not my color. It's not even in my wheelhouse. I have very few blue things in my home, or in my closet - not sure why that is, it's not that I don't like blue, it's just that I don't really "see" blue...at a fabric store my eyes just seem to skip right past anything blue but I see red and gold and green and orange and those colors make me happy. Blue leaves me feeling, well, blue! So to make a quilt with blue fabrics is a chore...definitely not a labor of love...but I persevered! However, my patience was put to the test when I decided to make a blue quilt that is modern and not symmetrical! I might as well have had a root canal without anesthesia - because it was painful!!! And if you don 't know what I'm talking about, then you are not a quilter...or at least a crazy quilter!
This is the end result of all that blue...and let me just say right now...I love this quilt. Oh, don't get me wrong, I hated every second of making it, but now that it's done, I'm totally smitten.
I love that it's "not me." I love that it's modern and not traditional and I really love that it's blue! Rosie loves it, too! She insisted on being in the picture.
Poor Venom...his leg is now held on with tape and he is one step from the grave/trash but he has to make an appearance every Halloween. The boy bought him at a garage sale about 20 years ago and loves him, curiously though, the boy said he didn't want him when he moved out...
The only thing that saved me when I was piecing this quilt is the blocks were totally random. I didn't think past putting a light and a dark fabric together so if two of the same fabrics are close to each other that was fine with me...that would have been TOO much pressure!!!
So I guess when all is said and done...blue just might be in my wheelhouse after all!
Now these colors...these are MY colors...my Halloween quilts are available to wrap up in so if you're in the neighborhood stop on by, I'll make you a cuppa and you can wrap up in a Halloween quilt and we can sing the blues!