Posted in 2017, Aging, Color Your World, Crayola 120 day challenge, cyw, postaday, Quilts, Yes

Cerulean

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Our color quest has taken us to Cerulean blue. Cerulean is a deep blue used by artists in oil painting as a good depiction of sky colors.

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It was used by Monet in the sky and looks smashing in modern art as well.

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In clothing this color looks good on almost everyone.

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Very beautiful in a quilt as well.

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Posted in 2017, Aging, Color Your World, Crayola 120 day challenge, cyw, postaday, Quilts, Sewing, Travel, Yes

Pacific Blue

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With the color challenge I have the joy of recalling my first time to see the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful Pacific Blue. As a Midwestern girl, the ocean was a part of a bucket list that I did not know I had yet. In my 20’s I moved closer to the east coast and had the opportunity to see the Atlantic in various places.

We had our great lakes so what could I possibly need with an ocean.  It was just saltier than my lake. So not until after I was in my 40’s did I go to the West coast to see the ocean.  The ocean was secondary to seeing a good friend in Malibu who had an ocean view for part of the day.  Early morning was the joy of seeing the fog move up and down the hill. Then a car ride and a stop on the beach to put my toes in.

Out in the evening, seeing the ocean as a backdrop to activity in Los Angeles area was very fun.  Houses and restaurants overlooking the ocean.  As we drove around to do a bit of sightseeing, I felt the unknown, until then, difference in the air as we got closer and further from the ocean.

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This chair is a good representation of this color, however, I think this quilt is the color and the feel of Pacific Blue.

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Posted in 2017, Aging, Color Your World, Crayola 120 day challenge, cyw, postaday, Quilts, Sewing, Yes

Blue Green

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This is part of the Color Your World 120 day challenge and a difficult color to write about, because it fits into so many others. Depending on where in the color spectrum you have a paint chip card from the store you will have a variety of blue/green shades.

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I like a blur of the colors to create that beautiful blue-green.

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So is it somewhere in the middle or off to one end or the other, I think like with art much is in the eye of the beholder.  Now here is a quilt I really like.

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Outer Space

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The color of outer space kind of baffles me.  Is it the color I see when standing on earth trying to see as far as I can above me, is it the psychedelic color that appears in my mind. Not having been in outer space, I can only take a cue from others on this.

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As I look at the definition, I get lost and am grateful to those who understand this kind of thing. Neutrinos and low density particles mixed with electromagnetic radiation sounds like the Ghostbusters movie to me. So, I opted to do some of the fabric selection available now if you were making a quilt about outer space.

 

 

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Sky Blue in My World

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We are in the Sky Blue zone today.  Here in the Midwest we have gray skies and blue skies and sometimes that scary green sky before a tornado.  My favorite uncle used to say his favorite color was sky blue-pink.  It frustrated his children since there was no crayon for that, but as adults so many times we see a sky blue-pink and think fondly of him.

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I made sure my picture had some contrast so the blue of the sky really bounces off the clouds and grass.  This is another place it would be easy to get lost in, just lay down on the grass and watch the cloud formations roll by.

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The next time you see this sky, send sweet thoughts to my uncle, or yours.  Just hope you do it with a smile on your face.  My quilts also reflect the sky, both blue and blue-pink. (One is vintage, 1940’s, so in that color wave.)

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Posted in 2017, Aging, Color Your World, Crayola 120 day challenge, cyw, postaday, Quilts, Sewing, Travel, Yes

Turquoise Blue in My World

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Today our color for this 120 day color challenge is Turquoise Blue.  Turquoise blue brings to mind the sky, the sea and beautiful gemstones.  Many years ago when I was a teenager, a friend of my Dad and Mom had a rock shop.  He and his wife traveled to various parts of the country looking for rocks.  They brought them home and he cut and tumbled rocks, made jewelry and opened a small store where these items were sold.  I picked a turquoise ring to purchase.  And I still have it and wear it proudly.

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Turquoise deposits usually form in iron-rich limonite or sandstone. Limonite creates dark brown markings in turquoise, while sandstone creates tan markings. These markings are remnants of the host rock within the turquoise, and can resemble splotches or veins. They’re called matrix. I really like the matrix in the stones and my ring does have this matrix

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I think I could lie on the beach and look at the water forever, with a completely happy smile on my face.  It is such a calm and soothing color  The quilt I have selected is a combination of turquoise and brown and I really like those two colors together.

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Robin Egg Blue

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When we are lucky enough to have the ability to peer into the Robin’s nest this is what we see.

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As a child the song “When The Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin Along” by Bing Crosby was on the radio a lot.  Wow has the world changed! Of course now I find it on YouTube and listen as I am typing this on my laptop.  My grandparents would have flipped out, and we though we were the top of the universe then.  Ha.

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The American robin since it is migratory is welcomed as a sign of spring, and  has a place in Native American mythology. One story of how the robin got its red breast by fanning the dying flames of a campfire to save a Native American man and a boy is similar to those that surround the European robin. The people of Pacific Northwest held it to be created by Raven to please the people with its song.

And a modern version of robin egg blue quilt.

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Posted in 2017, Aging, Airplane, Color Your World, Crayola 120 day challenge, cyw, postaday, Quilts, Sewing, Travel, Yes

Caribbean Green In Aruba A Year of Adventure & Discovery

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Todays color is Caribbean Green and my mind went first to Aruba.  What a beautiful island and this color can certainly be found here.

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You first find this color in the water as you are flying in and can’t help but notice the variations in the waters color around the island.  Next you see it in the plants and the fish in the ocean.  Warm and happy thoughts of staying here.

Since I do find a quilt pattern in much of what I look at,  here are today’s choices.

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Posted in 2017, Color Your World, Crayola 120 day challenge, cyw, postaday, Quilts, Sewing, Travel, Yes

Jungle Green

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I have joined the Color your World challenge for 120 days.  Today is jungle green.

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Every shade of green fits this description, except maybe neon green. But I am sure some of the animals living in the jungle have those bright vibrant greens on them as well.

Maybe a green Minecraft quilt will have the right shades of green. At the very least, it will make me smile.

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