And here’s the giveaway – a wristlet made of batiks and linen.
(For the record, the wristlet was made from an Oh, Fransson! pattern and the pieced squares section was made using the 13-Square foundation from Miniatures in Minutes. The Quilt Layout Diagram for the pieced section and a few notes on adapting the foundation for use with the wristlet pattern will be posted on the Projects page of my website on June 1.)
So, what’s this all about? Color.
To be entered in a drawing for the giveaway, name a color that you love and explain why. Notice I don’t ask you to name your favorite color. I hate when people ask me to name a favorite. An atavistic fear left over from childhood worries that if I offer one as a favorite, all the others will be taken away. So, no fears here and no competition. Just one of the colors you love and why.
I love green. I love the sudden explosion of green in Spring, soothing both eye and spirit after the bleached straw and bare brown of winter. When the sun comes out, the light shines on and through the still forming leaves and everything positively shimmers with new life. Every time I walk into my living room and look out the window to the honey locust coming into leaf and the lilacs in bloom, I feel a small rush of happiness and well being.
I remember when I was a little girl there was a bush in our back yard with long branches that arched to the ground. I would crawl underneath and huddle there, arms clasped around my ankles and knees to chin. Perfect sanctuary. Nostalgia for the peace of that small green world and it’s purified light remains.
How about you?