Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My Love Affair with Orange.

When we first got the Denyse Schmidt book "Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration" I knew I had to make something from it!  The patterns are classic and traditional with only a twist that Denyse Schmidt could add.  I chose to make the Irish Chain.  But might have to make the Ocean Waves or Corn and Beans pattern.  


Looking at the photograph of this pattern in the book I thought that it would be perfect for my queen sized bed.  However, when I noticed that the quilt finishes 64" X 64" and the orange squares finish at 3/4 of an inch...I decided to not make it any bigger....for now! 


This pattern might look intimidating and tedious, but it was quite fun to do and not nearly as hard as it looks.  Orange is one of my favorite colors and I think it works great in this quilt.  I mean I do have a red headed mom, married to a red head, have two orange kitties, everything in my closet is this color, and about every other quilt I make is orange!



I said I liked orange....especially on my feet!  We are what we sew!


Laura

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20 comments:

  1. ahhhhhh....
    very beautiful!!!!!
    and shoes to match....
    just how it should be!
    xo
    eva

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  2. I love this quilt and it's simple elegance. Orange is a fav of mine, too. I'm curious about what "white" you used. It looks, in the photos, slightly off-white such as Kona Snow. Photographs can be color deceptive so if don't mind, I'd love to know what you used.

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  3. Heather, I love love love your orange quilt (and shoes!) Hope it will be on display in the shop next month when I come to Idaho for quilt camp!

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  4. I love orange as well. You did a great job......a beauty.

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  5. I LOVE IT !! you are incredible and your job is amazing.

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  6. Your design simplicity and clarity makes this a show stopper! Fab, fab, fab. You should teach a fabric/color restraint class because, girl: you have it!

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  7. I love seeing someone get such a thrill out of color. The quilt is lovely, and I giggled when I saw your shoes!

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  8. I love all those little cute orange splashes of color!!

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  9. I totally understand the orange obsession. Love the simplicity of the pattern. What a great finish.

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  10. This is lovely! The simplicity is so striking!

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  11. Great quilt! I love the simple quilting on it.

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  12. Really really lovely! The orange is such a bright and fresh colour.

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  13. Spectacular! The orange is fantastic!

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  14. Very beautiful and simple. Looks great! I like how you quilted as well.

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