Fabric Friday - Orange for the start of Fall

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I'm already enjoying my new stash system in my freshly clean sewing room. It gives me an improved eye when pulling fabric for a project and it will help me use what I already have and love first. So, in honor of September and upcoming fall (at least where I live) I thought I'd pull my stack of oranges to show today. I heard on the news that September 1 officially ends the summer weather season. So bring on the extra quilts for our beds!
As Natalie and I folded fabric I realized I had less orange than other fabrics, even though I really like orange. I just think there isn't as much out there but I also think many of us will be turning to orange as weather cools.
The orange dot is my favorite in the stack. It is a Lecien dot.
I really like orange and pink together. So the rose on orange pin dot is my favorite in this group. It is a LakeHouse print.
So I'm sure after that you know already which one is my favorite in this group - yep, the tulips on orange. Love those, another Japanese design.
I think this 4 some shows the color range in the orange fabrics. From rusty, to gold to bright orange - I love them all.

I just received a package from RJR fabrics with 30 yards! I have 3 projects due for fall market before the end of the month. Wish me luck. You might not see a whole lot of me here. I hope I am able to manage my time.

Everyone have a great, safe long weekend.

-nanette
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33 comments

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thirty yards and three projects!! Busy, busy, busy!

quiltingnana said...

so nice to be so organized...I start out that way but then the fabric just seems to jumble itself up when I am not looking!
You are right, it is hard to find nice oranges....the color does remind me of fall

Chartreuse Moose said...

What a fitting way to kick off September! I love it! Happy stitching!

Lynn said...

Terrific orange collection. 30 yards of fabrics, if I got 30 yards of fabric in the mail I'd faint, from happiness then again from a panic attack.

Needled Mom said...

I am a big fan of orange too. You are going to be busy there with all of that fabric!!!

Staci said...

Loving your stack of oranges--especially the dotty ones! I used to avoid orange, but in the last year or so, I find myself turning to it more and more. It really is a happy color, and I really want to make happy quilts!

30 yards! Wow!! That poor delivery guy must have a sore back today! ;-)

You know your readers will all be here waiting for you when you have time to say hi!

Nedra said...

Orange has been my favorite color in fabrics this last year. I use it like you use red. So fun.

Lori Holt said...

Bring on the oranges!...now in the morning there is a little chill in the air and it makes me want to pick my pumpkins!...now your post makes me want to pick my orange fabrics!
very inspiring Nanette...thanks.
xx
lori

badlandsquilts said...

Love them all! Orange is my 4yo fav color so every time we go to a quilt store he picks out an orange fat quarter!

Sandi said...

Sounds like you are going to be "sew" busy, Nanette! Have fun with all that fabric!! You may not have time to play with the orange fabrics but they will be good come October. That's the month for orange in my book! I'm not crazy about orange fabrics but I do love pumpkins. I'm working on a wool on cotton stitchery that has lots of orange in it and it is so "outside the color box" for me. It will be a nice fall piece when it's finished...
like next fall maybe :-)

Brandie said...

A lovely buch of oranges. I am also excited about fall, but I'm not ready for more quilts on the bed yet. We are have another heat wave.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Orange is one of my new "go to colors" I love oragne and pink, with a touch of grean!! Good luck with your projects and have a nice weekend too!

Sherri said...

Fun orange fabrics...I like orange too but don't have a lot...I'm soo ready for fall...and I know you'll get through the 30 yards with no problem!

SarahVee said...

30 yards! Keep that rotary cutter sharp! I love love love orange! I had never thought to put orange and PINK together until this post. Thanks for some more inspiration, Nanette. Now go get busy!:)

Elaine Adair said...

You always have such a delicious sense of color! Bright, fresh, and lively, yet with a bit of nostalgia. I love to see them all together.

Barbie Jo said...

Gotta love Orange, toss in some Lime Green and Purple! Have fun with your RJR, can't wait to see the new line and your projects!

belinda said...

Ok...stop with the great looking oranges and talking of fall! I am trying to finish up my clamshell quilt you know and coming over here to your blog today is tempting me to abandon the clamshell for a spell and look through my fall fabrics!!

belinda said...

Oh yes....and you are not obliged to respond to ALL my comments I have left today....I know you are busy!

Muddling Through said...

To tell the truth - I just like ALL colors , and it is always so much fun to see your fabrics. Thanks for sharing them with us all. And I can't wait to see your RJR projects when they're complete!

Micki said...

I love all of the orange fabrics. I will have to make a quilt with oranges one day!
Micki

pratima said...

I like orange too... Beautiful collection, Nanette! So great to hear that your newLy organized room has been giving you fresh ideas... Have a lovely time playing with RJR fabrics :)

Ivory Spring said...

Those are beautiful fall fabrics indeed.

em's scrapbag said...

Love your orange stash. I agree oranges are harder to find.
Love your Jelly Roll Flimsy! Beautiful fabrics there also.

BLONDEDESIGN said...

I love orange! some great fabrics you have and I would love to have your stash..Have a happy weekend. Kx

Kim D. said...

Gorgeous orange fabrics, I love orange too and sure wish it would cool down here. I love fall , love to decorate with fall colors. Wow, nothing like 30 yards of fabric to put some pressure on you. Happy Stitching!!

sallgood said...

I'm always short on Blue fabrics-but I think it's just different trends coming and going that attract my attention. And the seasons make a difference too-I'm always more in the mood to shop/sew in the fall!)

Diane said...

Orange polka dot ~ SWOON!

LuAnn said...

You find the best fabrics...just gorgeous!!!

Pat said...

I just looked and I don't have many oranges at all...I better go shopping soon!!! RIGHT??? :)

Nanci said...

As much as I love orange, and I have lots of orange dots....I'm done with the colour till the end of time....not really but I've got so many quilts that have orange in them that I'm giving it a break...but you just tweeked my heartstrings when looking...but 30 yards...yikes!

Millie said...

You have a pile of gorgeous orange fabrics...love the one with the white dots.

momryther said...

I was so inspired by your Natalie helping you get organized that I reorganized all my fabric and even gave away 2 big bags to D.I! My friend Nancy says that is "old boyfriend" fabric. You know...fabric that you used to REALLY, REALLY like and now...not so much!

Aunt Spicy said...

Super love your orange stash...hum, maybe I need to increase my orange as well!