Sunday, April 14, 2013

orange!

I woke up yesterday morning and decided it was time for the polar bears to come down.  This past fall I made a maple mini quilt and hung it on the wall behind my computer.  When winter came around, I made a winter-ish one.  Now that winter is long gone, especially here in Southern California (where it was never really here in the first place) I needed a change.

My husband has been working long hours from work and I wanted to let him sleep in yesterday morning, so the kids and I raided my bags of orange and low volume scraps.  My daughter is actually pretty helpful, my son just likes to make a giant mess.
orange! mini quilt
I have been loving orange lately.  It was so fun to involve my daughter in the process (she also helped me make her remixed geese quilt).  She insisted on using every orange and low volume novelty scrap I have so there are jack-o-lanterns, chickens, bunnies, elephants, etc.

It is pretty small, around 20" square.  I went with orange peel quilting.  I couldn't resist since it is so orange.  Here it is in action (the lighting in my dining room is awful).
The best part was that I finished it yesterday while my daughter was asleep and she was so excited to see her quilt hanging on the wall this morning.  I can't wait until she is a little older and I can teach her how to sew :)

15 comments :

  1. It's beautiful - I love orange too and the quilting is perfect. It's ornage season here and we have similar climates by the sound of it. It was 32°C here today :)

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  2. I love the orange! I have a big pile of orange fabric that is begging to be made into something as cute as this :)

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  3. I love this, and the quilting is great!!

    Rachael

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  4. That is awesome the Harper likes being involved. I have my boys trained to love going to the fabric store, but we will see how long that lasts :)

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  5. Ditto to the above comments...and I would add that the black binding is perfect.

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  6. oooh, so very pretty. I love the mix of orange and low volume. and how fun that your daughter enjoyed helping.

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  7. This is so pretty. I love the mix of the low volume fabrics and the orange :)

    Hilary

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  8. Isn't orange great? Your quilt is so fun

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  9. How wonderful that you were able to get your daughter's input on this little project. Fun :)

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  10. You have such an amazing eye for color and pattern. Love it.

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  11. How fun! I am such a huge fan of orange too. Great arrangement of the squares!

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  12. Love it! We are thinking just alike: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nowwerecookiejenny/8642927893/in/photostream

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  13. You can't go wrong with Jack-o-lanterns. Ever.

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