Friday, May 11, 2012

Good morning..... Orange



Orange is one of those colors that elicit a response from my taste buds
so it's no wonder I had a hankering for a big glass of OJ when I discovered this week's color.

My garden also had some orange wildflowers to highlight
how well the orange shows up so nicely against the green of a Hosta. 
(Western Wallflower - family Brassicaceae (Mustard)

 

Without looking at my stash, I immediately knew what  I'd select for my focus fabric... 
a batik with varying shades of orange and some cute little bubbles.  
Except for the solid orange all my fabrics were batiks this week. 


I decided to play with curves and joined more fabric, 
cut them into interesting shapes and offset them somewhat. 
 I like how the brown and green made the orange "pop". 


This is my brightest block of the six so far and I had more fun playing.  
Still working on doing it in 15 Minutes tho :))  It's the process that's important 
and I'm feeling a bit more adventurous each week.

8 comments:

Porch Days said...

I like this best of your orange blocks. It seems bright and cheerful - lighter in feeling. Do you know the name of that orange wildflower? I planted some mixed seeds and have the same flower.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Please remember "15 minutes" is Just to make a 6" block, not a whole large quilt block! it's only about taking a few minutes to sew some scraps together... not need to RUSH... just be slow and enjoy the process...

MarsBar said...

Taking me a bit longer for the 6" blocks cuz my sewing machine is across the room from my ironing surface. Lotsa ups and downs. I'm getting there, leaning a lot and enjoying the process.

Chris said...

You're doing great Mars - love that block! Now off to get me some o.j.! :)

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Great Block!!!!

JaneB said...

Is that a wall flower? That photo is great inspiration! I love your bright batik block. the curvy parts are cool.

Ellie Q said...

Your block reminds me of orange juice too! So bright and cheery!

Tracey said...

Beautiful!! Love your curved seams. That a striking block!