Orange! Yes I've been saying it is the new red. Well it is, sorta. Orange is a forgotten sister to red but some designers are taking it out for a spin lately. And I like it. Spring seems an odd time to use orange, I know. But I've joined Jan'e s rainbow color block swap. And I chose orange. If you are interested in a block swap go to Jane's blog and sign up. I think it will be fun.
My camera makes these oranges look sorta sickly. Sorry. I pulled a few orange fabrics off the shelf to consider using. I was wondering if I could use all the shades of orange. And the picture does show that there is a wide variety from very yellow orange to red orange and then brown orange. We'll see how it goes once I start cutting and sewing.
I chose this block to do. Everyone has been making bow ties lately and so I thought I'd get in on the act. This block finishes 12" (which is the required side for the exchange) and I get to make 4 little bow ties in each block so I think that means I can use 4 different fabrics with orange in each block. The swap is pretty simple. Everyone can choose the block and color they want to make as long as it measures 12" finished. And I only have to make nine - 12" blocks.
It isn't like I need another project. But I couldn't resist this one. Thanks Jane. And congrats on that new grand baby!
One more thing I've been meaning to tell you. Lori Holt has a new blog called Bee In My Bonnet. She likes bees too. Go see Lori and say hi. Lori is a local gal around my parts and a great quilt designer. She has fabulous ideas and her blog is great. We cruise the same local haunts but I haven't met Lori yet. We'll have to fix that soon.
Lori is a quilt designer after my own heart. She has designs around vintage ideas. Look at this incredible quilt. It is an applique quilt designed around Grandma's Kitchen and that is what it is called, too. Isn't it darling. My sister-in-law Lorraine has made several of Lori's quilts and they are stunning. I swiped this picture off Lori's blog to show you. I've added this quilt to my list of "wanna dos". It looks so fun. Check out Lori's side bar to see all her designs.
Have a great Wednesday everyone.