Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sunday Quilt Inspiration: O R A N G E

L'arancione trasmette subito vitalità ed energia! Basta guardarlo e sentirsi più frizzantini! :

It's been a while since I used a color for inspiration and it's possible that I've never used orange. Such a pretty, hot color that can be used with many other colors. It's one that was rarely mixed with anything other than its analogous colors: red and yellow. Today, anything goes, and I've seen orange mixed with just about any other color, so don't be shocked by some of the loud, wild colors that may appear.

Orange Symphony has an unusual orange bloom with a brilliant purple center. Beautiful blooms in spring or fall.:

Use black and white straws in orange soda or juice glasses for Halloween! How cute.: Vibrant orange & yellow paint. #abstract #inspired                                                                                                                                                      More:

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Moroccan doorway. Maroc Désert Expérience tours

"FALL WELLIES"  We should all get a pair for the campfire......: mmm... cake!:

Haute House Mr. Smith Chair Alder wood frame. Cotton velvet upholstery. Handcrafted in the USA of imported materials.:

Orange:  #Orange gown, Giorgio Armani Prive: Runway - Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture F/W 2011/2012.: Orange                                                                                                                                                      More:

Orange painted dresser. You can get this look without primer or sanding by using Chalk Paint.: Summer Tanager by Let there be light (Andy)*:

Do you wonder about orange quilts? Well, there are a few....

I love two color quilts.  This is just so nice..  by Nate & Veronica Quilt:

oh yes...with all my orange fabrics

I love this!! I may not do blue and orange... but definately going to steal this idea! Simple HST placed just right...:

Diamonds in the Deep - I love the ombre effect that this pattern creates, just gorgeous in the orange too!Temecula Quilt Co -- I'm not crazy about the color, but I do love the pattern.:

Orange explains it all: log cabin quilt in orange and purple:

( post edit: go here for a much easier, quicker way to make these blocks.) Seeing as how I’m making this quilt pattern again, I figured I should share the dimensions of it as I go in case you…:

Such a simple design. Very easy to make. Great use for fat quarters.:

variations on The Tempest: several colors, not just  orange:

i like orange-a completed quilt:

Do you recognize this last one? It's a recent finish from AmandaJean at Crazy Mom Quilts. I hope today's inspiration inspires you to use a little orange in your current or next project! Look for inspiration everywhere!


Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

I LOVE all your orange pictures! I'm feeling happier already. (And I was already happy before I read it.) Warmer too.

Ann said...

What a great collection of orange photos. Love the cheddar Bear Paws and always love pinwheels.

Elaine said...

Such a happy colour :) I am trying to use more orange and yellow in my quilts, they make me smile!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Aren't those oranges gorgeous! You're right Elaine; it is a happy color. I'm pleased to have made your days a bit brighter, Nancy. I was psyched to see the Jacob's Ladder quilt on your blog. I've been wanting to make a modern version of one for a while now. Of course, there are so many other projects to get in the way. Ann, I hope you come back soon. Sunday Quilt Inspiration has become a regular thing for me. It's amazing how many people send (or leave) notes saying they enjoy the pictures.

Preeti Harris said...

Orange is my top favorite color - sunny, warm, happy. It is the color of cramsicles, spicy curries, and fat salmon steaks. Thank you for the inspiration, Mary!

jenclair said...

Love orange! What gorgeous pics, all of them, although the bird is my favorite.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

I certainly did not expect orange to be such a hit, but I am pleasantly surprised. Especially since I've realized how much I also like the color.

Preeti, I hadn't really thought about all the orange foods we have, but you definitely got me thinking about them. And you didn't even mention one of my favorites: citrus.

Jenclair, I agree that the pictures are gorgeous. If only they were mine! If only I could take a few pictures like these. I could not resist that sweet little bird!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Now that I've been thinking of citrus, I thought some of you might like one of my favorite citrus dishes.

Liquored Orange Salad
Peel and slice six oranges; put in a glass serving bowl. In a separate bowl mix 1/2 cup sugar with 1/2 cup of your favorite liquor (we like cognac and rum) until the sugar dissolves. Pour over oranges and toss. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. In a few hours you'll have the best citrus salad. I like to prepare my salad the day before serving to give the oranges plenty of time to marinate and absorb the liquor.
Can also be used to marinate chicken or fish.
Substitute two oranges with lemon or lime for a tangy alternative.