Unusual Colors


 Working on some simple patchwork.  It's for a new and exciting venture that I'm working on! No, I can't tell you about it yet, but soon!  

Every once in a while, I'll ask Duane (my husband) his opinion on my current quilt top.  Last night I held      this one up for his inspection.  This is somewhat similar to asking him if such and such a dress looks good on me.  I mean, seriously, he doesn't have a lot of choice in his response!!

But I do love the fact that he's pretty honest, and I love trying to figure out a typical guy's tastes in color and design since it's not something he spends much time thinking about.  It's kind of crazy, but if I were to make him a quilt, I wouldn't have any idea where to begin!  I just never know what he'll like, or not like.

So this was our mini conversation:

Me: (sheepishly holding up quilt) Do you like the colors in this quilt?

Him: (looks up from book, slight pause) well... it has red...and blue...and white...and I really like those colors, but the mauve-y stuff and the green not so much

Me: (maeve-y?? colorblind much?)

Him: You put such unusual colors together, kinda reminds me of Tommy Hilfiger or something.


I have no idea what that meant, but I like the sound of it, so I'm taking it as a positive!!


25 comments:

  1. They look great together! And he's right it is kind of Tommy Hilfigeresque!

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  2. I don't know how you put your colors together, but I wish I did, because they always look amazing.

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  3. oh cute! Husbands like that are awesome. :) And excited to hear about your new venture.

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  4. i have been craving simple patchwork! this is beautiful!

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  5. Hmmmm. What could you be doing that will make us all swoon?! Happy day and can't wait for the reveal.

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  6. That is good. I love conversations like that with my man. Always choose the the positive!

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  7. I always look on your blog for inspiration in color combos. You have a natural ability of creating soothing color combos. I'm so glad you starting blogging again!

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  8. this is hilarious. Is Tommy H really that known for putting unusual colors together? Boys are funny. Love your patchwork though, as always!

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  9. Love this conversation. My husband always loves everything I make, which is why I love him so much. ;0)

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  10. haha....love those conversations!

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  11. Haha. That sounds like most men I know. But before I even read your funny convo I saw the photo. I think the colors are great!

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  12. I can't wait to hear about your new venture!

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  13. I love that conversation, especially the mauve-y part! Hahaha! I'm looking forward to reading about your new adventure! :)

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  14. Awe, that's lovely!! I love hearing about people's support in the process from people in their lives! And I'm excited to hear what you're working on!

    You ARE great at putting fabrics and colors together, I ALWAYS love what you come up with for your color combinations!!

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  15. LOL!! That's great that your husband is so supportive, though Tommy Hilfiger... hmmm. ;)

    The WIP looks wonderful! I can't wait to read about your new plans.

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  16. maybe you could name the quilt "Tommy" or possibly "Duane"!

    I am liking what I see of the quilt and am delighted by your conversation! Thanks for sharing.....

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  17. Chuckled at your conversation!! Definitely take it as a positive. I have similar conversations with my hubby about fabric preferences : -)

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  18. Mauve! Did he time travel back to 1980? Love the patchwork and it's made me want to make a nice patchwork of my own. No mauve though ....

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  19. My husband is colorblind too. It makes for some interesting assessments on my quilts. If he still seem doubtful even after I tell him what colors it really has in it, I can dismiss his uncertainity as colorblindness. It's oddly empowering and has led me to trust myself anyway, even if others give me flak.

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  20. Will be interesting to see your new patchwork creation!

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  21. I can't wait to see it, always love your color combos! What is the butterfly fabric? I have a friend who loves butterfly images like that and I'd love to make her something out of it.

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  22. LOL. Really laughing. Oh man, that's hilarious.

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  23. I can't wait to hear about your new venture. Whatever it is--I'm sure you will excel! And funny conversation...

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