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Thread: Has anybody made an Orange Quilt?

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    We just retired built a new home and I started quilting. I've made the small things, like pot holders and small table runners. Now, I'd like to tackle an easy quilt. Our bedroom is plain white walls with bright orange sheer curtains. I'd love to make a quilt with the orange color in it, but don't want it too orange. When the sun shines through the orange curtains, the room is just bright and beautiful. I'd like something tasteful, not gaudy. Do you have any suggestions?

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    Here's a free pattern for one,

    http://www.patchworktimes.com/patterns/peaches-dreams/

    I made it but mine was a bit darker than hers.

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    Orange is not a favorite color. I have only used it as an accent color. Love it in teh fall color fabrics mixed in with all those browns, greens, golds, etc.

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    I bought some orange and it had like a dark tan leaves in it. It was beautiful fabric. I made it into D9P and love it. I am not a orange person either. But this one would look great. It also has some goldish in it. I would send a picture if I knew how lol.

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    I used to not like orange, now I seek it out. Funny how your tastes change over the years.

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    A part of my stash is bright oranges, yellows and pinks LOL
    Yes, I do mean Brights :shock: they almost hurt the eyes, but I intend to use them with some blacks to tone them down :D:D:D

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    Thank you for posting the peaches n dreams quilt pattern. I love it! I saved it and need to print it out as soon as I get more ink heh

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    I like the peaches n dreams quilt, but I think I like the idea of fall colors with the green, gold, bronze,brown, yellow colors... I'm going to see what I can find for material on the internet. And try to find a pattern that's not to difficult. Wish me luck on my first quilt.

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    I made a beautiful sampler with Orange, yellow, and a black geometric fabric. Both daughter and daughter in law requested the quilt. Since daughter asked a year before DIL she got the quilt.

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    I have been an orange freak for the last two years. They're just calling to me and I've been answering by adding them to my stash. Try a search for poppies. There are some out there that are just gorgeous - black background, beautiful orange, with some green and metallic gold. Don't know what I'm doing with mine yet, but I'll figure it out someday soon now.

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    I made an orange, yellow, and white one.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-23388-1.htm

    It's more attractive than it sounds. Really.

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    I have some fabric that has 9" - 12" flowers, different shade of orange green brown black. I was so fasinated over I used it for Pumkin- crazy patch style. and the tail feathers of my Turkey Day Qt. tops done. But the fabric sure is beautiful. I woldn't be afraid touse is in a Qt. Good luck on yours.

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    I thought of this post when I read yours. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-44114-1.htm
    It is a beautiful orange material. There may be ideas in her post you like as well. Good luck.

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    Great idea..... I'll look into it. I always think of poppy's as red, but I have seen some pretty orange ones.

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    That would look perfect in my bedroom....very nice. I sure have had some good idea's for feedback.

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    I never used to like orange either but now am also drawn to it.. Reds too! I love this easy quilt and recently bought a bunch of fat quarters (I love to do fast, easy quilts)...
    http://www.funquilts.com/gallery/patterns/patterns.html

    this is a link where you can buy kit but thought you could get an idea by looking at pic.... Good luck and let us know what you do!
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    oh it's in the second row down, and it's a strip quilt (so not too overwhelming on the orange)... Was featured on cover of Quilts and more...
    Leigh

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    Thanks, good ideas for patterns.

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    I have used orange in my fall and halloween quilts.

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    I made this for my DD. It was my first quilt. Used yellow brick road pattern. It is orange and pink. It is way prettier in real lif. And I don't even like pink, but works real well in this.
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    I tried to post a picture, I see no add attachment here. I have a orange quilt. D9P. If someone can help again??? Please.

    Rita

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    Thanks for the link to the Peaches and Dreams quilt pattern - I really like it. I'm not usually much of a one for orange myself, but it works very well for that pattern. :) Definitely one for the to-do list!

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    Ok am going to try again.

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    I invision an quilt, like the French Braid, with colors from brown to burnt orange with a little bright orange.......tht would be pretty!!!

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    Keep your fingers crossed

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