I love color. Clearly.
At least, I hope that is clear by now!
I’m at least a 4th generation quilter, meaning that I grew up around quilts and quilting. I even tried to escape as a teenager with a huffy eye roll. See how well that worked?!
For me, it’s always been about color. The way it feels when that magenta is just so right when it hits off that splash of mustard yellow. There’s just something about colors in combination that soothes but energizes my soul. On the other hand, when the color isn’t right it can mess with my mojo – and not just creative mojo, life mojo. If the color’s not working, you might find me in a whiny puddle of “I don wanna”.
Anyway, nearly each creative (life?) decision is fueled by my love of color.
Before coming to quilting professionally, I tried my hand at economics, teaching, and research in the field of public health (I even got my Masters in Public Health). I’m all math and science y’all. In my attempts to get a “real” job and be a “serious” grown-up I buried my love of color and art I had cultivated in high school. (So wrong!)
While I never completely abandoned color and art through my constant crafting – embroidery, terrible scarves (I can’t knit), and quilting – it wasn’t until I quit my “serious” job to stay home with my children that I rediscovered my true loves. That’s where this blog, Bryan House Quilts (click here for the story behind the name) started.
And that’s where I am today. Rediscovering my color and art obsessions and trying to make up for lost time!
If it’s not colorful, don’t do it.
My first book, Modern Rainbow: 14 Imaginative Quilts that Play with Color came out in February of 2015. I’ve got a second book on it’s way! It will publish (hopefully) in January of 2017, but look for more details later in 2016.