Colour is important to me. I often have colours in mind before anything else falls into place.
I knew what colours I wanted the quilt to be months ago – I saw some illustrations of birds that had a similar palette of three main colours. A bit of yellow, some grey, a patch of brown here and there. I decided then that this quilt would be those colours.
The yellow I want is contradictory: bright but muted. Lemon but a bit gold. Sunny but cloudy. The grey I'm looking for is a cool grey but not too cold. Feathery. Pebbly. And I want a brown that draws the other colours together. But doesn't overshadow them.
I've been playing with my Pantone postcards to assist my colour research - I'm not sure how I ever coped before I had them. So much fun.