Thursday, 26 August 2010
I'm not mad about saffron...
I have been working on Zebra-girl's quilt top again and it was almost finished...but then I realised that perhaps the reason that it was taking me so long was because I didn't actually like it. So last night I took it apart, removed all traces of saffron yellow from it, and replaced it with this palest buttermilk yellow, named Froth, pictured above (yes, also from the Anna Maria Horner voiles range - you can find it here). Calmer, more tranquil and making me feel happy.
Zebra-girl agreed that such a bright colour (see photo above) was probably better used on cushions for her room, that were more easily changed when she tired of the colour. The saffron has a Mediterranean feel to it that seems at odds with the colours in the rest of our house. And seemed at odds with the weather last night too....but what a perfect activity sewing can be when there is a rainstorm lashing down outside. I opened the window to hear it better and thought how incredibly cosy quilt-making is.
Ps. I apologise for the Donovan inspired title...but the song has been going round and round in my head as I have written this post.