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Hello Yellow!

Welcome to 2009--the year of yellow!

According to the color people at PANTONE, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, Mimosa, a warm, engaging yellow, is the color of the year for 2009. In a time of economic uncertainty and political change, optimism is paramount and no other color expresses hope and reassurance more than yellow.

"The color yellow exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun, properties we as humans are naturally drawn to for reassurance," explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "Mimosa also speaks to enlightenment, as it is a hue that sparks imagination and innovation."

Beth used yellow to pop her black and white patchwork last year when she made her "Traveling Theta Quilt" to share with her sorority sisters from Kappa Alpah Theta. 

Each year this quilt will pass from one member to the next so that they all have a chance to live with it and enjoy it personally.  Beth said, "putting the pieces of fabric together to create one quilt symbolizes the sacred chain that binds this group of woman together."   

And it looks like Theresa is the lucky lady who gets to live with the quilt first--perfect in this year of yellow!

It's no easy task to work with yellow in patchwork.  This is a strong color that goes a long way.  But if you use other strong colors to balance it out, like Beth did here, you'll have a wonderful quilt that just screams sunshine! 

And who among us doesn't need a little bit of that now and again?


Happy new year everybody...! 

Posted on Friday, January 2, 2009 at 05:49PM by Registered CommenterQuiltology | CommentsPost a Comment

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