I posed this question on Facebook yesterday and got some very interesting responses. Let’s see if I get any others that may help me in the future.
What do you do when you are making a quilt out of colors specifically chosen by the gift recipient – but, the main color is one you absolutely cannot stand?
I will admit that for me, the color I abhore is purple. I am not sure why except that I cannot wear purple or lilac because of my skin tones – hence, I dislike working with nearly all shades of purple. That seems to be the only issue I can think of in my memory that makes me dislike the color so much.
ACK – bad, bad color! But, I tried to make it a better experience by using part of the quilt in the header image of this blog this month – yet, I cringe when the blog comes up each time 🙁 .
You can be sure I will NOT be wearing purple when I get older, as that one poem suggests. NOT. GONNA. HAPPEN.
I am on the final leg of the journey through this quilt of purples:
The binding is all that is left, and I just could NOT help myself – I strayed from plain Jane purple and added some batiks that had purple in them for the borders. Making a totally purple quilt is just not something I’m capable of doing, so I had a little fun with the binding 🙂 !
What do YOU do when having to make a quilt with a color you dislike?