Wednesday, May 23, 2012


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!



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!

janequiltsslowly said...

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