Friday, January 30, 2009

Team Orange

Of all the colors in the rainbow, I think orange seems to have developed a cult following somewhere along the line. Sure, most people have a favorite color, and those choices span the spectrum. Orange lovers, however, are a different breed entirely. Their interest, passion, and eye for all things orange truly is like none other. In my short life I've come across several of these orange fiends, as I'm sure you have. Maybe you are one of them. If so, welcome, and read on my orange-loving visitor, this place is safe for you.

While orange has never held yours truly in it's fierce grip, I'm becoming more and more appreciative of this happy hue. It's bright. It's beautiful. It's alive. I won't say I'm enamored, but I will say I'm intrigued.

I bought a hefty stack of orange and pink fat quarters this fall and had been eying them in my stash for quiet some time, not knowing exactly what to make. I decided on a crib quilt/wall hanging which will be up for sale at a little craft boutique that is fast approaching on my calendar next week. It was hard to get a straight on shot of it inside my humble abode, but I promise it is squared up and straight. Here it is in all it's simple, orange-y goodness:

27 comments:

Cathy said...

I love orange and I love the quilt. Great job.

MeganBritt said...

you are a.m.a.z.i.n.g.

Noodles said...

Dude! It looks loverly!

Sali said...

I have had the lucky chance to see this creation up close and personal and it is so happy! It really does make you smile and you may even want to take a bite it is that sweet!

Jen said...

This quilt, and the sun outside, ALMOST make me forget that it has been ridiculously cold for an entire month.

Karen said...

Wow, I don't know if I would have thought about putting these together. But I LOVE it!!! Nice Work!

msergent said...

This quilt would be snatched up in a minute if you lived in Tennessee! Orange is everyone's favorite color here it seems. Just beautiful Sarah!

Mal said...

I'm like you. I have a healthy admiration for orange, and for those who use it so well. I'm also trying to approach it more in my work. Yours is beautiful!

Katherine said...

Beautimus!! I lova tha orange :^)

Amy and Andrew said...

Looks fantastic! I too have become a greater fan of orange these past few years. I think it makes a great accent color.

peacenluv78 said...

absolutely love it! have never been a fan of orange but you laid out that final piece beautifully!

Amylouwho said...

I totally know what you mean! Orange intrigues me too. And Orange and Pink together?! WOW!!! I made a pair of bermuda shorts in college that were orange and pink plaid. They would've looked awesome with this quilt. (I'm unwilling to reveal the year in which they were made.)

I have that same AB polka dot out of which I'm making myself an apron.

Alli said...

That is gorgeous, Sarah! I'm always so impressed with your taste and talent.

Sarah Pead said...

B-E-A-UTIFUL! So bright and cheery! If you love orange, you should check out the blog How About Orange. I have her listed on my blog list on my blog. She is one crazy-about-orange girl!

Barb Hungerford said...

I wouldn't say I'm an orange girl, but I love this quilt!

Amy said...

SPECtacular! I love it.
I'm working on a pink and orange baby quilt right now and I might be inspired to redesign it... thanks!

Wendy said...

The pink and orange are delightfully matched. Beautiful job.

Jessica said...

I absolutely LOVE it!

Sara said...

Orange and green, two favorites. I just love that quilt in all its orangy-ness...Just love it!

Jed and Anne said...

That quilt is beautiful. It is a true work of art!

Alexis said...

fantastic! Lately I find myself gravitating towards orange...

Sarah H said...

So pretty!
And I know. orange has grown on me too. In a big way. I used to hate it, and I can't wear it, but the last couple of years I find myself drawn to it in a biig way.

Ann-Marie said...

Yes! Orange! I love it. Even more so ever since I discovered there are shades of it that I can wear.

The quilt is beautiful. I don't see myself ever being able to make one, so I will enjoy living vicariously through your talents.

Dana said...

Oh my!! That is amazing!!!! Great job!

Always Inspire said...

LOVE that quilt! I'm still too chicken to even attempt making a quilt...maybe I'll make one, one day :)
Good job, as always!
Julie

Ms. Case said...

Love the orange. Dear Lord let summer get here quick!

metrosupialdesigns said...

I love pink and orange together and have been stashing for the future.