For many years I only made primitive style quilts with dark colors. My house is stacked with those quilts and I love them. When the bright colored fabrics with bold designs started appearing in stores they were a shock to my system and I resisted them. Really, why change out of my comfort zone? Then slowly, I became intrigued with the color and designs and have made several bright quilts and you can see the influence of bright in my applique work.
At my age it's probably a good thing to have something bright and exciting rather than subdued and calming.
Next week I will be going to the American Quilting Retreat where I'm teaching a small project and taking a sock monkey class. I don't know why, but those sock monkeys crack me up. There will be plenty of time for sewing and I plan to take a few projects that need to get finished.
(p.s. the blobs you see in the border are actually beautiful trees)