Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Lure Of Orange

Hello Everyone,

Don't you just love the color orange? This Sunday my Mod Conn Quilt Guild will be meeting (if you live in CT and would like more info either leave a comment or send me an e-mail) and this time we were challenged to use the color orange in a 12.5 inch block.

I thought about it for a little while and knew exactly what I wanted to make! A Drunkard's Path block, a little bit revamped.


I took a bunch of orange fabric from my stash and cut them with the Drunkard's Path Die on my AccuQuilt Studio Cutter. Love that!


Then I joined them together, but it was not done yet. It is only 9.5 inches at this point. So I dug deeper into my orange stash and then added these...


A scrappy border. Every fabric is different and every fabric is very orange. I think I might just need to make an entire quilt like this! I love this block! My son's favorite color is orange, so this could be on the agenda this year for a wonderful quilty Christmas gift.

I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else created. I will make sure to bring you some photos of all of them!

What do you think of orange? What do you think of this block, would it look good in an entire quilt?


Until Next Time...

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49 comments:

Elisa Black said...

Truthfully, I think I tend to forget about orange-- but your block is making me love it!! Pardon my language, but that is a kick-butt block you made! Great idea to make a whole quilt for your son. Can you email me the quilt guild info? Thanks!

Jamie in Louisiana said...

As soon as I saw this post, I wanted to be the first to say -- LOVE IT! As you know, I just finished my own orange quilt (which is now my favorite). Even after all the orange, I still want to make another one. I sure hope you do an entire quilt - because I think orange is such a great "pop" in life.

Stephanie said...

I've never been an orange person but I think the heat of summer has drawn me to the juiciness of orange. Great block for an entire quilt.

Carol said...

I love orange -- though I haven't made a quilt with it yet. I've been collecting pieces for awhile and hope I still love it when I get around to it! Your block is stunning -- it would make a great quilt! Hope to see it complete!

Barbara said...

Orange, especially the deeper burnt orange, rust color, is one of my very favorite colors. I love fall and all the colors of fall! Beautiful block...I'd love to see an entire quilt made with it!!!

Mari, Tenerife (España) said...

Hi Jackie, I love this color. I think that it´s a cheerful color and combines well with green. Try it. See you soon...

Gene Black said...

I totally love the juiciness of your orange block and think a quilt made of it would be great.

Denise :) said...

I have been having an orange love affair for this whole year. In fact, I think I have most of the fabrics in your photo and they look marvelous together. Orange also looks wonderful with purple -- I'm making a BOM quilt with those two colors predominant right now! :)

Cathy said...

I adore orange, in fact sometimes I have to make sure I'm not using it as it creeps into all of my quilts. Yours is gorgeous. xo

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

love the orange block..and I so want an Accu Cutter...

Caro said...

I love orange and your block is wonderful. I was looking at my stash the other day and noticed that I have fewer orange fabrics than any other color. Note to self...

*karendianne. said...

Jackie! I totally dig it. Wonderful, really. Pretty. BTW, Orange is one of my favorite colors.

Anya said...

Very Mod! Love it!

Tina said...

I saw orange and assumed you were making something for me!

Vesuviusmama said...

Orange is a new favorite color of mine. In fact, when I need a boost of energy and confidence, I wear something orange - socks, a jacket, something. The block is a winner, and I do think it would look nice in a quilt, although I envision it set off with alternate blocks.

Helen said...

Over time, I have learned that any boring quilt can be brought to life with a spark of orange. Well, it looks like you are on fire, girl! Lovin' your blaze!!!

Mommarock said...

I've never seen so much orange fabric.. It looks fantastic. I do think it would look better in a quilt with some blue blocks to balance it.

Regina said...

Love it!! And now I see MORE orange fabrics that I must have!!!! I am working on a flying geese zig zag quilt in orange and white - call it my creamsicle. It is so fun and cheery to work on!!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE your orange block!!!
Justine

Pamela Nees said...

Jackie~ love this block and it looks great in orange! I NEVER choose orange...that is until lately since there are really great choices out there. A quilt like that would be grand!

Cathi said...

An entire quilt of blocks like this would be stunning! The block is beautiful, fresh and oh, so cheerful!

Exuberant Color said...

I have never made an all orange quilt but you have me tempted after seeing that block. I can see a couple blocks leaning slightly into yellow and a couple leaning into red to give it some pizazz.

marilyn said...

My brother's favorite color is organge because when he was little, all the other colors were picked, Red-me, Green-mom, Blue-dad, Yellow-sis so he got stuck with Orange! I love the orange block. I'm needing to make a quilt and have been thinking of making the drunkard's path block with the Accuquilt die. How easy is it to sew together? I like the idea of throwing the border around it to make it bigger so less curved seams :)

Nedra said...

Orange is my new favorite color in a quilt, and I've been collecting quite a few orange fat quarters. Your design is lovely. Have fun with your group!

Diane N said...

I love your orange block! It would definately look great as an entired quilt!

Nifty Quilts said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to see the others.

Nancy said...

I love orange...it might be my new favorite color...Love this block..

Jill@northstarquilting said...

It's like a blazing sun over the desert. Love it!. A whole quilt might be a little overwhelming though, you might want to slip a couple of contrasting blocks in to give your eyes a rest.

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!! WIG.

Jessica Nichols said...

Lately I can't get enough of orange! As I was choosing new colors for my site, I was fixated on warm orange, hot pink, and sunny yellow. It inspired me to make a quilt using fabrics in these colors. You can see them in this post: http://www.favequilts.com/Techniques-and-Videos/How-to-Make-a-Quilt-Preparing-Your-Fabric

HOPE said...

Fantastic block!!! and I love this drunkard path version. I love the circle affect of different fabrics.

orange USE to be my least favorite color..but the color ways and prints today are so inviting and you've shown them off well!

It will be a fabuloso quilt!! Be sure to show us!!

Happy Creating!!
HOPE

stephmabry said...

I think it would be really overwhelming to have a whole quilt that color, but I'm not a big fan of orange or yellow. Maybe something across a fall color scheme, with mustards and hunter greens and browns mixed in, instead? :)

Carol Jordan said...

I have always loved orange - my friends tease me. I think the batiks are terrific with that block. I just saw a red/white drunkard's path today online and it was fabulous - need to think about that.

AnnieK said...

I think it would be a beautiful quilt! I love the color, the fruit, and the popsicle...I don't know why I don't think to put it in my quilts very often. I must remedy this!

Carol from Panama said...

You asked if I like orange - if I stop to think about it I would say not really - but I have a lot of it in my home decor and my in my quilts - although I rarely wear orange.

I think you could make a whole quilt with orange - but I would make sure to include prints that contain other colors - just keep it predominantly orange - then it will read as an orange quilt. I have a quilt that I refer to as the purple quilt - but it has a ton of other colors.

That is a very pretty block but a whole quilt of all orange would probably run together into one big orange blob - unless you separated the blocks with another color sashing. Or unless there was a lot of contrast between the oranges.

Tamie said...

I'm loving your orange block. Please make sure to share the pictures from your meeting.

tracy_a said...

I love orange. The only thing is - light orange is "peach" - not a fan of that color! So hard for me to do darks and lights with orange :)

Char said...

I have been in love with everything orange this summer. I think those blocks would make a great quilt.

Jody said...

Orange is my favorite color - I just did a blog about it two days ago!!!! We are on the same wave length. I love what you did with your block and can absolutely see an entire quilt for your son - maybe latticed with kona gray .....

Barb said...

I love love orange and what you are doing is fabulous!!

Jean said...

Orange is a happy color. It reminds me pumpkins and Florida -- both of which make me smile.

doris batting said...

love the fabrics
I want the studio accuquilt
dont think we have it in the UK, most upsetting!

Kim said...

Oh yeah an orange quilt for your son would be a real winner.....I think he'd just love it!
this block is a beauty Jackie!

Happy sewing

pasqueflower said...

I'm usually afraid of orange, but that block is great!

Karen said...

I'm not usually a fan of orange, but this block is perfection. Great job.

Sølvi's blog said...

Lovely blocks. I don't like orange at all, but your fabrics and the chose of pattern migth make change my minds.

Terry said...

Oh I love the orange! And I love that block! I say do a whole quilt! :0)

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

My Son (23) has always loved orange and lime green. It seems like those colors have come into style lately. I think a quilt with all the colors of the rainbow would look great. An entire orange quilt? Why not? It sure would be fun and interesting.

sewkalico said...

Beautiful Block!

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