Sunday, May 13, 2012

Electric Orange

The colors are not quite as sharp as I see them, but I think you get the idea.  I wanted "bright orange" to sing, rather than melt into the surroundings.  I am so happy to have scraps of the coral material (I used in a mermaid quilt a couple of years ago) to go in the center of the block.  I begin making quilt tops about four years ago and collecting a stash;  I realize now how fabrics come and go.  I am more and more committed to buying fabrics I like even if I am not sure what I will do with them.

I am not sure what I will do with these blocks, as some as so mellow and now I have two (orange and yellow) brights.  I guess we will see what the rest of the colors bring.  I thought of doing another cut and adding more orange in a long thin horizontal in the bottom section, but until I see more of the blocks, I think this is where I want to leave this block now.

I am really enjoying these brights.  I love sunshine and ocean breezes!  But I also love the calm of avocado, peach and ocher.


sheila 77 said...

Terrific block, with all the stacked fabrics and colours. A great graphic design.

Miki Willa said...

I love that coral fabric. It is perfect with the bright orange. I love the contrast of the complimentary purple. Another beautiful block.

Tracey said...

Beautiful, Willa! I also love the coral fabric with the bright orange. Awesome "play time".

Carla said...

I love these colors together