Thursday, May 3, 2012

peach...




Peach was a tough test this week because I own very little of this color. Was hard pressed to find a single fat quarter. It is easier to combine fabric scraps if I have an image in my head. Perhaps because these challenges have kindled a certain nostalgia, I kept thinking of the Grand Canyon. There was a time in the 80's when regardless of your geography every home, retail store and restaurant interior evoked the American SouthWest. My sister had a steer skull mounted on an exposed brick wall in her first place. For the record, the closest this city girl ever got to a cow was on her dinner plate. In my block, peach became the lightest color. I added terra cotta, salmon, gold, sienna, green and a few hints of blue to symbolize the sky and the Navajo turquoise jewelry that comes from this  extraordinary part of the world. Definitely will add more peach to the stash... 

The starter fabric is on the lower left and the rest are the added scraps for the "made" fabric.




9 comments:

Lisa said...

Your blocks are just fabulous!!

Tracey said...

WOW! I just LOVE your block design. Great fabrics, and definately a southwest appeal. The turquoise is a nice addition, and a color which plays nicely with many other colors. How big are your blocks?

ellen gets crafty said...

The peach and turquoise look great together.

em's scrapbag said...

This block is fabulous!

JaneB said...

I really like the peach with the other canyon colors and blue & green.

Nifty Quilts said...

Love it!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

drool. drool... I want your blocks...
beautiful! I love orange,so this just makes my heart sing... now I need to make an orange quilt... sigh. add to the list!

Carol E. said...

LOVE your peach block! Fabulous!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love this block....it just jumps right off the page...