Sunday, May 25, 2008

Orange is in the Air

Bonnie posted Part 5 of the Orange Crush mystery last night, and this is the orange I'm using for the next set of blocks we're supposed to make. Pretty bright, isn't it? I wavered when I took it out of the cabinet; but emboldened by VickiW's choice of fabrics for her Quilt for an Hour project, I decided to live on the edge and put it in my quilt. It may be obnoxious, but you can't deny it will be bright and cheerful. And anyway I like it. Besides I've already changed my mind once on the orange, and I'm not buying any more fabric for this project! What do you think, Margo?

Because this is going to be a busy quilt, I decided to use just one blue in the centers, and not a particularly bright one at that. I'll use up a few more blue scraps in the half- and quarter-album blocks.

The mystery deepens... I still have yardage left over from the red, black, blue, and orange fabrics. What do you think? Sashings? Borders?

4 comments:

Vicki W said...

I think that the orange is going to look awesome!

Margo said...

Definitely living on the edge..I do really like the colors...I think quilters today try to match too much...and I have never seen you make something I did not like....You have one of the sharpest eyes for color that I know...at least that is my opinion. Can't wait to see finished quilt...been interesting as you have built it...

Gina said...

I always use orange in my quilts. I love the look of it and, suprisingly, it goes with so much.

love and hugs xxx

Becky said...

Good looking album block! I'm thinking like you that Bonnie may have a trick up her sleeve to confuse us all. I'm still plugging away on Step 5. I should get it finished tomorrow.