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Thursday, March 31, 2016
month 3 Happy Days BOM...
Have prepped this month's Happy Days BOM blocks. They do look a little clumsy because the seam allowances are not turned under yet and some of the pieces placement needs adjusting This background is quite lemony compared to the others and makes the chevrons of the repeating stars look quite orange. The common wisdom is that you shouldn't mix cool and warm yellows nor use much of it but I don't see why. So far the experiment to learn to love yellow is working. I'm liking this quilt's sunniness now that the grey days of winter have been replaced by the grey days of spring. Have you heard similar rules about yellow? Do you break them?
Posted by fiberchick at 8:50 PM
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I heard the rules about yellow back I back in the 90's. Maybe it was a warning because of the greyed & dull fabrics that were used. I like yellow,too.ReplyDelete
Thank you LCP. That is interesting that you can date this prejudice to the 90's. I'm a new fan of yellow:)Delete
I hadn't heard the rules about yellow. Your use of yellow looks wonderful to me.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much. It's a new part of the colour wheel to me:)Delete
I think yellow maybe my favourite colour now. With yellow polka dots it comes off as a strong neutral background for your more intense colours. Look great.ReplyDelete
Thanks Juju! Only trouble I foresee is precisely that- all the foreground fabrics have to be pretty strong. It ain't going to be a quiet one:)Delete