Friday, March 14, 2014

Seeing Red... in a new way.

Red has never really been my favorite color.  It is much too bright and loud for my personal taste.  However, there are those that absolutely L.O.V.E. the color red.

I started thinking about the meaning of the color and found this on-line (

  Red is hot. It's a strong color that conjures up a range of seemingly conflicting emotions from passionate love to violence and warfare. Red is Cupid and the Devil.
A stimulant, red is the hottest of the warm colors. Studies show that red can have a physical effect, increasing the rate of respiration and raising blood pressure.
The expression seeing red indicates anger and may stem not only from the stimulus of the color but from the natural flush (redness) of the cheeks, a physical reaction to anger, increased blood pressure, or physical exertion.
It represents power, hence the red power tie for business people and the red carpet for celebrities and VIPs (very important people).
Flashing red lights denote danger or emergency. Stop signs and stop lights are red to get the drivers' attention and alert them to the dangers of the intersection.
In some cultures, red denotes purity, joy, and celebration. Red is the color of happiness and prosperity in China and may be used to attract good luck.
It is often the color worn by brides in the East while it is the color of mourning in South Africa. In Russia the Bolsheviks used a red flag when they overthrew the Tsar, thus red became associated with communism. Many national flags use red. The red Ruby is the traditional Fortieth Wedding Anniversary gift. 

Red stands out.  Red draws attention.  I am one who much prefers to be in the background or just fall in with the crowd.  Red has always meant "love" to me - likely because of the association with Valentine's Day. 

So, in an act of love, I am wanting to give this quilt a new home (rather than the bottom of my inventory bag).  A home where it would be loved and appreciated and used by someone who absolutely L.O.V.E.S. the color red.

Love can heal a broken heart or comfort someone hurting.  That is exactly what this quilt is... a healing quilt.  Are you a lover of red?  Do you need some healing?  Or do you know someone who could use a great big RED hug?  Leave a comment telling me why you love red or how you (or someone you know) could use some healing. 
Someone will receive this quilt that was made with love and blessed from above.

1 comment:

  1. I love red because it is passionate and hot. It would be a great quilt to donate to a charity.