Recently I had a request for an orange colored quilt for a baby. [that started out as “orange baby quilt”- hmm] Anyway, I thought it might be fun, so I went to my stash and found it surprisingly lacking in orange selections. I found this cute orange with bunnies print, it was on sale and I added it on to a fabric order that was for a different project. When it got here, I was able to find some nice contrasting and complimentary colored scraps and FQs. The pattern is a knock off from one I saw on Instagram, I think from The Fat Quarter shop, yeah, it’s called “Somersaults Quilt”. My version uses 2 ½ Squares and HSTs, and wider sashing/borders.
I started out with the focus fabric, the orange bunnies and made a bunch more of the four patch blocks. The white toned down the orange a bit, but it wasn’t really working as the sashing. I tried pink, bleh, then more orange print, too busy.
Then I figured I should just go with more orange. I had to order it, as I didn’t have the right shade. I have a Moda Bella Solids fabric swatch card/folder, which I got a few years ago, and still seems to be up to date. The right orange was “Amelia orange”. I used some of the extra block pieces for corner stones and added a print border and then it was done. The quilting is Spring flower E2E, in orange, of course.
This week I also finished the quilting on the Seaside quilt and got the red and green fig tree scrap quilt (needs a better name) on the frame.
Also I finished the feathered star quilt top last week. I’m ready to swear off Judy Niemeyer quilts for a while, especially after pulling off all the foundation papers. It’s hanging on my design wall while I’m waiting for the inspiration to quilt it.
Linking up with Denise at For the Love of Geese for Put Your Foot Down #26.
4 thoughts on “Orange you glad?”
Your Feathered Star turned out great. Yes there are a lot of tiny piecing to pull off on that quilt. Her directions confuse me. When I made this I threw the directions aside and did my own thing and it turned out fine. I can’t wait to see the red and green finish.That would be a great quilt to drape over the sofa after Thanksgiving. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down 🙂
I’ve been scouring the web looking for a pantograph, but haven’t found anything that works for me. Maybe poinsettias…
Orange seems to lack in my stash too! Clever play on words! This baby quilt is wonderful and colorful! Your Judy Niemyer is stunning, may inspiration be everywhere!
Orange used to be non-existent in my stash, then Bonnie Hunter did a mystery quilt with orange in it, and I amassed a bunch. I’m toying with negative space fillers, but the batik background is dark, so unless I use a light colored thread all that texture could be lost.
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