You might imagine my jaunty "hurrah" is in celebration of getting from here:
But, you'd be wrong. Because it gets better! My heart is at this moment a-pittering and a-pattering with joy because I get to keep it. It's coming home with me, people!
How can this be, you wonder? Has Rachel magically produced another girl child whose room she will bury in rainbows? Or, has Rachel decided to turn a blind eye to cultural faux pas and drape this colorful concoction on poor Liam's bed. (confession: both considered.) No, no, the answer is even faaaarther beyond your wildest dreams.
It is going on MY bed. Seriously!
An offhanded joke produced a nonsensical reaction from Brandon this weekend - "Yes". Apparently, Bottled Rainbows, being mostly solid and color-oriented in nature, does not offend his delicate male sensibilities as much as the numerous floral printed color schemes that I have desperately and hopelessly auditioned.
And I quote, "It's better than the alternatives."
After I picked up my jaw from the floor of our bedroom, the scheming began. Just how to convert this twin-size design into a queen?
Sewing in process!!!
Meanwhile, I have a color story for you. Or four.
What I love most about Bottled Rainbows is the way the colors play with each other. Color relationships are such eye candy! I treat the Bottled Rainbow Color Grid a bit like the color wheel, tracing lines horizontally, vertically, diagonally and in quadrants to sample color schemes. Each column in Bottled Rainbows is a color story all to itself. I wanted to capture these before I pieced the top...
This last one reminds me of sunshine on deep water, with lovely murky tones glinting in the pale, filtered rays. Think a secluded lake or lagoon - a cool retreat on this blistering summer day! I'm thinking that my next do. Good Stitches quilt will explore this color scheme.
I wonder, do any of these stories speak to you? What is your favorite source for color inspiration or the color scheme that's most inspiring you today?