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Thread: Why is yellow not a popular color for quilts?

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    Super Member Wonnie's Avatar
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    Have noticed that yellow is not a very popular color for quilts. Is there a specific reason for this? It's cheerful, happy and sunny.

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    Love yellow!

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    Yellow is my favorite color, so I use it alot. I really like blue and yellow together.

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    Yellow isn't a popular color with some people..but it does wonders for a quilt..I learned that years ago..when I first started to quilt..didn't have a lot..but it can pop a quilt..I have a lot of yellow in my stash now!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjeriann
    Yellow is my favorite color, so I use it alot. I really like blue and yellow together.
    Oh, me too. Blue,yellow and white is a really pretty combo.

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    I don't know if there's a reason but light yellow fabric is very hard to find. When I shop on-line that's the first thing I look for and very seldom find anything but bright yellows.

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    When I started putting in gardens at our home, I loaded the beds with yellow and white flowers. It was a bit bright and hot looking. I traded some of the yellow flowers for pinks and purples, added a few blues, put in more evergreen shrubs, and now it is the way we love it. I think now the yellow flowers accent rather than overwhelm.

    I feel the same about yellow in quilts. I love yellow. But in quilts as in gardens, a little goes a long way.

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    My favorite color, but it is hard to work with in quilting. I think that is why most don't use it. I have dreamed of an all yellow Giant Dahlia for years. I have not had the nerve to try it though.

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    lots of reasons/opinions:

    you may like it; others may have another opinion...

    think it depends on the palette you are using & what mood you are trying to create with that palette

    Also, many make quilts identical to the ones they see in magazines--and many use traditional WHITE

    yellow is seen as a feminine color...

    it's a great color--it just doesn't "FIT" with every project--

    many of us are color challenged & i find it hard to build a quilt around a single color...

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    I love yellow too. My first quilt used yellow as the sashing. I feel happier when I work with bright cheerful colors. Is that silly?

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