Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Seeing Orange . . . .

Remember when I blogged about these Simply Color books by Vanessa Christenson?


And how I loved this pattern from the Orange book?



I decided to make it!



I'm making my Cheese Crackers smaller, but going with the same number of hsts per block.  I have a place where I'll want to hang this quilt so smaller works better for me.  I love making hsts and enjoyed making every one of them.  I used V and Co Orange Simply fabric plus a couple of orange prints by Carolyn Friedlander.   Making the hsts was easy, arranging them in a random yet eye pleasing setting was something else!  I spent an entire afternoon rearranging the first block.  Eye pleasing random is harder than you think.  

I expect the rest of the quilt to go together very easily and quickly!




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7 comments:

  1. I just purchased several orange fat quarters last weekend. They would be perfect for this pattern.

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  2. This looks great. Just don't put it in the bedroom it might glow in the dark LOL!!!!

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  3. Love this!! What is your trick to perfect hsts??

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  4. I love these blocks, Thelma. I want to make an orange one ivory quilt, but I'm thinking an older, dustier orange. Its still only a concept in my head, but maybe in a feathered star pattern. ???

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    1. that was supposed to read orange and ivory quilt

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  5. Your blocks look great but why is it always so hard to make the perfect arrangement? I swear I sometimes spend more time to find the perfect arrangement then with sewing.

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  6. Oh my! How striking will this quilt be...and so unique from all your others. I have to smile because my Kelly's favorite color was orange:-D

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