I’ve had a bit of color-phobia for a while now when it comes to home decor. I’ve been living in rentals for the past 10 years, and Jake and I have moved 4 times in the 6 years we’ve been married. At first I had fun decorating “my” place, but the more we packed and unpacked all those boxes, the less enthusiastic I became. I started saving up ideas in my head for our someday “real” home, and in the meantime just made-do with a mish-mash of mismatching things I wasn’t all that attached to. We were often surrounded by a sea of beige, white, tan, off-white, cream, etc.
Then. One day I just couldn’t take it anymore, I guess. I snapped and committed to a color scheme for our living room. It all started when I checked out The Girls of Slender Means from the library. I never did get around to reading it, but I was drawn to the dust jacket’s green, blue and yellow brick pattern. I decided: those are my colors. Then I did nothing about it.
Until. I saw Anna Maria Horner’s pallette piles, one of which is called Sun Lawn Sky (i.e., Yellow Green Blue!). Yippee! So I ordered a whole pile of beautiful fabric from which to create things for our living room. First on the agenda: coasters — to protect our lovely new coffee table which Jake stained a greeny-blue color.
So here they are, and please forgive me for taking so many pictures of four small, simple quilted squares of fabric (they are reversible — different prints on each side), but they do make me rather giddy, probably more so than four small fabric squares should make a person. But sewing time is so rare these days that finishing any project is hugely gratifying!
Coincidentally, I ordered this yarn from Knit Picks to make a wool diaper cover for Bea. It just happens to be blue, green, and yellow. Perhaps there will be enough left over for… a knitted something-or-other for the living room?