In a blog post a few weeks back I asked people to share their most LOVED and most LOATHED color. The “loved” colors ranged widely, but the color orange seemed to be an overwhelmingly “loathed” color! So I commented and I said I would NEVER feature an orange quilt project on my blog. Well, I lied! I started feeling sorry for orange and searched for orange quilts on Pinterest just to see if there was any redeeming feature about that color. And you know what? I found MANY beautiful quilts featuring that dreaded orange! Just have a look at some of these beauties:
Aren’t they striking?!
Here are some more examples:Stunning, right?
I saw this little image and decided to make a quilt based off it: Super easy, and if you are quilter you can easily figure out the pattern and use any size block that you want. I thought I might have a hard time coming up with orange fabrics to use, because I am not a fan of the color either, but it turns out I had 3 or 4 pieces laying around….surprised myself 🙂
Here are a few pictures of my quilt in progress….
playing with the layout of the blocks….
and here it is all finished!
I machine quilted it in the ditch and with a wavy line on the diagonal of the blue and white blocks.
I am in LOVE with this sweet little quilt!
After finishing my own little orange quilt I decided to go out in nature and capture the orange things there:
(Yes, the bunny isn’t orange, but I spooked him from my bushes and he was so cute, I had to take a picture of him too!) I really don’t remember why I disliked orange….and really, as a Dutch-born quilter I really should have an affinity for orange…it is the color the people of the Netherlands are known for…( just check out the fans at speed skating and soccer events!)
Anyway, I am getting off topic! 🙂
To see more pictures of beautiful orange quilts go visit my Pinterest page….I collected a whole bunch for you~ha: https://www.pinterest.com/momoffourinpa/orange-quilt-ideasbecause-orange-needs-some-loving/
And I think this sweet quilt might be my next inspiration:
Okay, I think I’m off now to do some research on another color people mentioned a few times as “loathe-worthy”..CHARTREUSE :).
…oh boy, I don’t know if there is anything redeeming about this color…