I do! Really, I do! It has been a slow courtship, but I have come to adore orange. A little can do a whole lot. I, like most quilters, at one time have proclaimed to dislike orange. "Can't use it" I said. I have always loved red. LOVE IT. It is a short trip from red to orange and the boundary gets more blurred as I get older. It started innocently enough. I fell for Fiestaware. Vintage Fiestawarered is coveted. I call Fiestawarered my favorite color. But..... isn't it really orange?It's just a matter of perspective, isn't it. I started picking up a few pieces of the redFiestaware. Doesn't the turquoise look fabulous with it? I started to pick up a few pieces of that too. Pretty soon, this is what I have. The little bits of yellow kind of make a spark too, don't you think? Things seemed to take off from there. My friend Rita made me this purse to honor my obsession. I even made a quilt to go with my Fiestaware. A trend is starting. I am seeing turquoise and orange all over the place. I found this industrial drafting table last year at a garage sale and HAD to have it. I even convinced Bill to paint one wall in the kitchen - orange. Okay, it's more of an apricot.... Looking at this picture - I know I have to do something about that white switch plate. One more thing for the "to-do" list. Oh well. So, yes I think I can take Pat's OP challenge and work with orange. Here is my pile of orange fabrics. I think some turquoise would look nice with this. I have some around here somewhere. And now on to the important part - our prize!!!! The lucky winner will receive 20 fat quarters of Minick and Simpson's Scaredy Cat fabric by Moda. You will also get a box of oranges sent to you personally from Polly from Temple Citrus in sunny Naples, Florida. Good luck everyone.
This is a Michael Korscreation shown on the runway at Fashion Week a few days ago. I do like orange, but.... this fearless, I am not. Laurie & Polly