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Thread: Show me your orange!

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    Show me your orange!

    I recently painted my little bathroom butter yellow and have decorated using nature colors and am almost done with a valance for the window. Part of my new transformation. Long story. Anyway ...

    For some reason lately I'm obsessed with fabrics in orange. It's such a bright, happy color and it reminds me of sunsets and desert landscapes (I used to live in AZ).

    I'd like to make a small rectangular or oval wallhanging using oranges, greens, yellows, but have no idea what pattern would work, so I'd love to see yours, even if it's a block in a quilt.

    Please share!
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    Google orange quilt and look at images and you get some lovely looking quilts, maybe it will give you some ideas?
    http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=e...w=1280&bih=864
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    here's my orange quilt-

    it was supposed to be pink & black- but the fabulous orange fabrics kind of took over- my
    'quilt police hubby' informed me- if i had bordered it in pink it would not have turned into an orange quilt
    of course---but i loved the border fabric- and it is what it is Name:  april 14_893.JPG
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    I have this quilt loaded & am in the process of quilting it now- i'm using orange thread on the top- have a pink/red/orange hand dyed backing which i am using a veriegated red on the back.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    I hear that orange is the "IN" color for this year (in both clothing and home decor). Often referred to as tangerine.

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    WOW~~~ckcowl......that is one gorgeous quilt!!!
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    really? again? lol, who decides these things?

    disclaimer: I have nothing against orange, and no orange has been hurt in asking these questions. Off to find pictures of my orange quilt ;-)

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Size:  1.39 MBHere's an orange quilt I made for a cousin. I'd never made anything with orange in it before (and may not again), but I also did a bunch of swaps here on this board and even received donations of free orange fabric in order to complete this. My cousin LOVES it, and it looks great in her loft, which has a lot of exposed brick and hardwood floors.
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    I'll bet it looks great in the loft. Very nice.

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    here is one i made. called Flower Power.
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    think this is very pretty

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    There must be something in the air... I have been obsessed with the color peach as of late.

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    I've always thought I didn't like orange, but all of these are lovely, including the fabulous google link!
    Ruth

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    What gorgeous quilts!

    Ckcowl, I like that pattern, or maybe it's just your fabulous blending of colors. What is the name of the pattern, or is it your personal design?
    Fay

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    Name:  Soleta's twins001_edited.jpg
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Size:  62.6 KB I guess I like orange too

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    here is one i made. called Flower Power.
    I love your quilt. Great job and the orange looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
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    I love this one to. Great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
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    This is so cute. Great job.

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    Wow all the quilt pictures posted are just wonderful. Great job everyone. Makes me want to think about orange in a different light. Hmmmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody View Post
    Google orange quilt and look at images and you get some lovely looking quilts, maybe it will give you some ideas?
    http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=e...w=1280&bih=864
    Oh my goodness, I love orange quilts but I never thought to google it.....what a wonderful array of them on this site.

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    I called this Lemons and oranges, I gave to my MIL, she loves it.
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    Lots of possibilities using orange - you could go light and bright with lemon yellow and lime green on/with white

    You could tone it down with rust and brown - add a touch or purple or eggplant/aubergine and olive green- surprisingly, it does work (the technical reason - it's a triad on a color wheel)

    You can put it with red and yellow for a blaze of color - sunset/sunrise colors - add some black for silhouettes

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    really? again? lol, who decides these things?

    disclaimer: I have nothing against orange, and no orange has been hurt in asking these questions. Off to find pictures of my orange quilt ;-)
    Pantone names a color every year and designers of fashion and home decor follow up with lots of articles in their choice. Year 2012 is the year of "Mango Tango" You can find it in most everything....from paints to bathing suits.
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    Name:  orange2.png
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    I still have to make a picture of the quilt as it is ready but hey, you can tell there's orange in it
    greetz, fien
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