Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ochre..

First off, I need to say that Ochre isn't a color I would have thought to fancy!  Nor, would I have expected to find so much in my stash which went in that colorway.  Thanks so much for this challenge which opened my eyes!!

My inspiration pieces:  Just love the oriental mum piece!  Found a narow stip of fall fabric with
orangey-rust, cranberry and some beautiful green leaves in my stash ... origins unknown.  May need to take myself on a search for more yardage of that one (any excuse will do ... no?).   Neglected to photo before putting all my scraps away. 

The large block:


The border block:  strange orientation on this photo, but you get the idea.


The small star block:

I've been playing with this for days now and still can't get it exactly as I like.  Apparently I don't play well with ochre :(.  Maybe too many prints, maybe too much light.  In any event, I'm done pulling my hair out on this one.  Now off to show orange!

Tracey

3 comments:

Willa said...

Great fabrics and color combinations!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

I like the subtleties of the block. I'm a big one for contrast, but my favorite thing is to throw in some that blend in and out in a quilt... I really like this block!

JaneB said...

That print with the chrysanthemums is terrific. I like the way these blocks look.