Saturday, April 14, 2012

ochre...



This week's challenge was ochre or "baby poo" as my friend (and a newly minted mother) said. Well, one person's "ick" is another person's "ooh la la ". Had fun this week as ochre is one of my faves. Think it looks great with almost anything! I have many visual associations with this color but my block this week was inspired by Provence. I used a fat quarter from a bin of fabric that I was going to donate with some Kaffe Fassett scraps to sew the block. Since my mauve also came from this bin of uglies am thinking that I better hang on to it until Victoria's series of color challenges is over as odds are something needed will be in there!

Here is the starter fabric...



Here are the added fabrics...

7 comments:

Nifty Quilts said...

This looks so great! I'd forgotten how much I like an ochre and gray palate.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

hehe... Yeah, coming from Minnesota we lovely refer to that color having to do with something from Calves...
Calve **** brown.... Yep. classy I know... But I am not the only one who refers to it, as that! Right Helen? hehe ( we were just talking about it and having a little laugh) Your block is GORGEOUS!!

JaneB said...

I can't believe that piece of fabric was in your "donate" bin! I like it a lot. Great block.

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

LOVE YOUR BLOCK!!! You can certainly tell that you had FUN playing with fabric. Makes me want to re-think my blocks all over again...haha...but I will stick to my plan...Great Job!

sheila 77 said...

This block is a great vehicle for your made fabric. I see no ugly fabric. How do you do the sample fabric squares? - it's very effective.

Helen said...

I am struggling to get rid of my Calf **** association, and learn to love the color. Maybe I need to take a trip to Provence!
(Love that bit of color in the center again)

Carol E. said...

Your block is gorgeous!