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
Laurie Simpson has delighted others with her quilts for over 30 years. Her work graces galleries and private collections.
Polly Minick started hooking rugs in the late 70’s. Polly’s enthusiasm for the art has led her to national acclaim as a creator of primitive style rugs and has elevated her to guest lecturer, she enjoys traveling the country speaking to others who love this art.