Sunday, June 26, 2011

Orange

It is funny that out of all the Amy Butler Soul Blossoms fabric, the orange is the fabric that speaks to me the most. However as I have done each round on my Star Quilt, the orange round has been the one I have liked the least!!! I do still like it though. Now that it has grown so much it is becoming harder to get a full photo of it. Here it is awkwardly handing on my fence...


I now only have four more rows to go until I start to square it up


Next up will be the green row I unpicked here, then pink, aqua blue and lastly brown.


I have been looking into some plastic templates for this quilt as quite a few people have expressed interest in making it. Perhaps there will have to be a Star quilt quiltalong in the future!!


On the subject of quiltalongs, I am going to join with Jo over at Bearpaw to make a different paper pieced star quilt using up some of my liberty prints.


I hope you had a lovely weekend. xo

33 comments:

Crispy said...

The Star Quilt is looking so good Cathy. The orange may not be your favorite, but I feel that it really needs to be there. This is going to be a stunner when finished :0)

Crispy

Jackie said...

I just love the orange! Orange sometimes is such an underrated color. But Orange really can work with any other color, don't you think? It looks just beautiful in your star quilt. This is going to be one beautiful! Can't wait to see the quilt with your liberty fabrics!

West Michigan Quilter said...

I think orange is my favorite color. I love your quilt. It is beautiful. It sure looks like a lot of work though. I've been collecting orange fabrics. Maybe I should make them into a quilt like this. Yours is awesome.

Mary said...

Oh my goodness! Everytime I see this quilt, I love it even more! Personally, I adore the orange...and I think Amy Butler does orange very well. Her old orange dot fabric is one of my very favorites!

Nedra said...

It looks like Blogger is letting me leave a comment with my identity, so your theory works!
The star quilt is looking more impressive with each row. Beautiful!

Cardygirl said...

Looks great Cathy!

Oops-Lah said...

It's gorgeous. Orange isn't necessarily my favorite colour, but here it just works. It makes the other colours sparkle. Let me know if you find templates and papers for this quilt.

Koroneczka said...

Fantastic!

Marjorie said...

Loving this more and more each time I see it.

Linda said...

I'm a big fan of orange, so your quilt colors are really working for me! Love it!

anne said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome. Looking forward to your quiltalong/tutorial.....no pressure lol

Barb said...

Your quilt is just amazing!!

SharoninStitches said...

Wonderful! Gorgeous quilt! Count me in on a quilt-along too!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Greetings from Tunisia!
Your star top is really lovely with the variety of fabrics you've pulled together. Very zesty. When I forced myself to use the color I hate the most--apricot (watered down orange)--I found that it did really interesting things with other colors, and especially brought out the blues, because it's the complement. I'm quite envious of your fabric stash too!
best, nadia

Nifty Quilts said...

It's exciting to see your progress! The orange and brown really add richness and character to this quilt. Your new project looks great, and almost tempts me to make one too. But too many other projects are calling me for awhile. At least, I think I'll start collecting fabrics for it. Your Liberty collection is wonderful!

Maria said...

Love this!!!

LynCC said...

Oh, OH, OOOH!! Wow, is that turning out so gorgeous. The orange is *perfect*!! :)

Stephanie said...

It just keeps getting prettier and prettier with each row.

rskaggs said...

I am loving watching this quilt grow! It's fabulous.

meli B said...

The orange looks great. It needs to be there so that the other colours get a chance to shine. IT will work well once you get the next round on. Are you making yours bigger than the book? I think your patience is amazing.

Sue said...

Funny that about fabrics. I think though it wouldn't look as good without the orange. I love the quilt.
Still haven't made a start on mine - may never at this rate. I keep getting sidetracked!!

Amanda said...

Mine has a long way to go, I am doing a lot of other handwork at the moment and as I only have one pair of hands it is sitting in my sewing case waiting for me to get back to it. I love your version it is gorgeous. And a lovely bright one is on my list, i thing mine are smaller than yours and I am thinking next time I will use bigger pieces.

Sarah said...

Hi Cathy, I think the Liberties would be best suited to a paper piecing project. Love the look of that pattern. Your soul blossoms project is coming along beautifully! I have been trying out some applique, my own design as it turns out, using Kaffe Fassett fabrics on a natural cotton/linen blend base. One day I might get around to blogging about it! Cheers, Sarah

Kathie said...

just beautiful, wow!
great idea to make a star from each of those prints, what a special quilt that will be too!
Kathie

bearpaw said...

Thanks for the heads up Cathy! Wow, so impressed by your beautiful work - you certainly have the patience to 'slow quilt'! Hopefully by the time you finish this I will have got my act together and started the diamonds/star project!

bearpaw said...

I am also green with envy over your Liberty stack! We will definitely have to get some swapping organised!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Absolutely stunning....

Donna~~ said...

It's coming along beautifully--I look forward to seeing it squared up soon (you are so quick)!

Miriam said...

Wow, your quilt is getting huge!
Thank you for the link, that star quilt is beautiful! It will look great in Liberties.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

drip... I just drooled on my keyboard over your liberty stash.... and your quilt top is looking Smashing!!! ;-)
hugs!

lindaroo said...

Ooooh, I'd better order those plastic templates for the six-sided star from Quilt Patis before you start a run on them!

Quilts on Bastings said...

Your star quilt is coming along beautifully - I wish I had time to spend on my version - at least your quilt is keeping my quilt in mind.

randi said...

wow! this is amazing! you have so many great projects to see here on your blog. :)