Thursday, October 18, 2012

Orange Quilt Top is Finished!


The orange quilt top is finished! Hopefully by tonight it will be a finished quilt. 

Each strip was cut 1.5" wide. The quilt measures 61" x 61." There are 60 rows.

The center has reddish orange prints, fading out to light orange, light green, yellow, and then stark white. I particularly like the 5 black dots. This quilt has solids, prints, batiks, dots, stripes, ikat dots, Kanji, calligraphy, black and whites, solid white, hand-dyed orange fabrics, novelties, and an orange and white "tiger stripe" fabric designed by Jennifer Paganelli. 

There was a lot of tweaking in this supposedly random design because I wanted the colors to fade softly, not in chunks. This quilt looks especially rich and warm at night with a lamp nearby. 

This quilt was made to order for a customer in San Francisco, CA. 


35 comments:

Michele said...

Gorgeous! My favorite color.

Milena Irshad said...

I love orange too and this type of quilt is lovely!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Just gorgeous!

Annie said...

How interesting this quilt is! I had to come get a closer look because the thumbnail makes it look like crayon scribbles. (scribbling to get the other colors off the orange) Well, a closer look tells me I love the other colors on the orange! Especially those pops of black dots! Cool design!

Teresa said...

Simple and so STUNNING!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Nifty Quilts said...

Wonderful! I'm sure the owners will love it for years.

patty a. said...

Beautiful!

beth said...

Beautiful!!

Pamela Nees said...

Love this quilt! Great job!

Carolyn S. said...

Wow, that's terrific Karen.

Terri said...

Reminds me of a busy work day. Starts out quietly - then jazzy all day stuff to do - then calm and serene again. What did you name it? Lucky San Fransiscan!
Hugs

SandyQuilts said...

Love it. Glad I didn't throw out my skinny strips. thk

I Quilt for Fun said...

This is incredible.....I love it!

Jan

Julierose said...

This quilt is lovely!! I really like the way the colors drop off the sides....super work Julierose

Sewjournal said...

Lovely. So dynamic.

Sara said...

This is really beautiful. Amazed at how simple the design is, but the impact is all about the gorgeous colors. Wow!

Jan said...

So cool - this so looks like a quilt you would make. You have a style all your own.

Rene' said...

Fabulous!!!

Linda said...

Beautiful! I love orange!

Lori Kay said...

It really is awesome. I just love it.

Millie said...

Lucky, lucky customer. Gorgeous quilt! Love the concept too!

Christine Moon said...

Love love love! My favorite type of quilt - lots of fabrics, simple design but with a secondary surprise design element!!!

susiloci said...

Que original y que bonito!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Di said...

Karen its even more amazingly beautiful than I thought it would be! What a great concept, and one your recipient is going to love (if not you can give it to me LOL).

imquilternity said...

It's gorgeous!! I wouldn't have been able to give it away if I were you! :)

JoAnne said...

Karen, this quilt is absolutely stunning! The new owner will be so pleased. I cannot imagine how they told you what they wanted. Beautiful!

Jill said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Marie said...

O. M. G.!!!!! I'm in love!

Linda said...

Simply gorgeous! What a creative mind you have!

Kelly said...

I love this quilt and I've pinned it to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you'd like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/

Kelly @ Blue Bird Sews said...

Hello, This quilt is such a great color study! May I have your permission to use it in a presentation I am putting together for Portland Modern Quilt Guild. With credit to you of course. Best

coastal gray said...

Brilliant...!

pamb said...

I love strip quilts (making and admiring) and yours is a delicious example of why!

Gosia - zygzakiem.art.pl said...

It is awesome :)

Sydney said...

I am not a quilter, but I appreciate and admire the art. This strip pattern is breath taking and I applaud the talent and artistry. Just stunning.