Nope, not the soda. Orange Crush is the name of the quilt I finished over the weekend and I am so attached – it’s going to be hard for me to send this one off.
You may remember I originally showed a few of these blocks to you in this blog post. At the time I couldn’t decide if I wanted sashing. I had seen several quilts with a skinny sashing and liked the look a lot but was a little worried it would come out all wonky. I am so glad I decided to add it here. I think without it, the quilt would’ve been a Scrambled mess. Yep, pun intended…
I was super excited to practice quilting this ribbon candy design. I showed a few pics on Instagram, but here’s another one in case you didn’t see them. The design got easier to quilt the more I did and I am really pretty happy with the way it looks.
And look at this little piece I managed to sneak in:
This is the first time I’ve used a selvege edge. I love the fun it adds to the quilt!
For the back, I used a coordinating piece from Valori Wells. The texture of the quilting on the back is so fun and I like that the thread — Bottom Line, Superior Threads — just sorta disappears into the fabric.
This quilt is a LOT of orange, and except for the backing is all from my scrap bins. I used Kona Tangerine for the binding and it was so nice to work with. If you’ve been around here awhile you know I use a lot of Kona Solids – I’m a solids junky! I have noticed that the darker colors tend to have a bit more stiffness to them, maybe from the dark dyes? I don’t know, but I like working with them.
Orange is a hard color to photograph, especially for a novice photographer. I have had this top pieced and hanging in my sewing room for a few months now and it just makes the room feel bright and happy. My sister saw it and immediately asked me to finish it for her – she said it is so much prettier in person. I have to agree!
I think it is time to raid the scrap bins and see what other color combination I can come up with. 🙂 If you would like to make your own version of this quilt, I have a tutorial for the Scrambled block here, or in the Tutorial tab at the top of the page.
Now let’s get on to Main Crush Monday!
I was blown away by the projects in last week’s linky party. I hope you had a chance to visit the other participants because there was a lot of inspiration. Here are just a few:
I was so inspired by the ghost quilting Vicki did on her quilt. This is something I would love to try sometime soon.
Maartje was also working on her free motion quilting and whipped up some fun placemats. She shows us a different way of working with a printed panel.
And Julia shared how she layers fabric to create such lovely art pieces. This is something I haven’t seen before and it is so interesting!
Now it’s time for this week’s inspiration – I hope you join us! You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic that shows what you are working on, fabrics you are drooling over, or techniques you want to try. Here’s how: