This project confirms to me how much I love bright colors. I often tell myself . . you’re a granny now . . you should wear more subdued colors, but I love brights and I think as we get older, it’s more important to wear things and do things that make us happy. It reminds me of a story I’ve shared here many times . . when we lived in Kentucky, our quilt guild did a quilt and I quilted several for others. Amanda’s was done in earth tones and it was very pretty. I showed it to Vince and he said “Why can’t you make one like that?” I smiled . . very proud of myself. I said “Oh, I did!” and brought it out and showed him.
He had a questioning look on his face. I asked “What’s wrong? This is the same quilt – just different colors.” He was trying to not be hurtful but he said “Everything you make . . you use clown colors!” I had never thought much about how often I used brights and I’ve always said Vince’s favorite colors are dark brown and light brown.
So, here’s my ADVENTurer Wrap – in clown colors!
Those colors were actually all in the “Brights” kit so I didn’t even pick them on my own. Can’t blame me! 🙂
The yarn is all Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light and as I look at some of the colors in there, I’m thinking . . I wish I would have bought more yarn because there are some gorgeous colors there that I didn’t get. Can’t get everything, right? Dang it!
W Jordan says
I’m with you why be boring when you can be bright. I love wearing bright colors too it makes !e feel happy even if I’m not . I put them on And the day gets brighter.I love this show . Old saying is ” be happy “enough sadness in the world .
Kathy S says
I LOVE your beautiful clown colors!! Most of my quilts are made with bright blazing color.
I see no reason why anyone (granny’s included) should wear subdued colors. You want to wear bright colors, you should wear bright colors! The adventurer wrap is gorgeous, and it will go with everything…every color is in there. (I have a jacket like that. I can wear it with absolutely any color, because they all are in it!)
Bright colors are great…happy and joyful, not drab and boring. Brights fit your personality to a T,
Sara Fridley says
I also tend to quilt with bright colors and I love a nice crisp white background in my quilts. I notice that you seem to gravitate to stripes in your knitting. Color and pattern preferences are just a part of our personalities I suppose.
My clothing is mostly bright colours and patterns. I live in a town of 3,000, am active in the town, and am called essentric and quirky. Also the essentric Dachshund lady. I take it as a compliment.
I’m a fellow clown. When friends make things with civil war reproduction prints I think their work is nice and the quilts are pretty, but there’s no way I could stay awake making one of my own.
Dar in NC says
Oh my!! That’s just gorgeous!! What is the name/pattern/designer of your quilt please? It’s calling my name!! Which must be “Squirrel” because I’m so easily distracted! LOL
I lean towards the darker colors for my own making, but I do love your brights! This turned out beautiful!
Valerie Zagami says
Just Beautiful and happy!!
Brown and Black are not colors. LOL I love your quilt AND your scarf!
Nelle Coursey says
I like subdued colors for some things, but I love the scarf and the quilt! I love the mix of the bright colors. They are supposed to make people smile and be happy and I believe these do that!
Sherry in NC says
I used to always wear black and other dark colors. But seven or eight years ago we got a dog that is mostly white. I got so tired of seeing dog hair all over my dark clothes that I started wearing colors. Now at 62 years young, the brighter the better. Makes me feel younger and more energetic. Besides, aren’t older ladies supposed to wear red and purple?