Monday, January 23, 2012

Tangerine Tango

When I was first perusing palettes for my entry in the Tangerine Tango Challenge, I came across this by Design Seeds.

I loved it, but obviously, there are too many colors for the challenge, so I settled on the center three - the red-orange "tangerine" of course, orange, and a yellow-orange. Yellow in any form isn't really my normal choice, but when I saw this color wheel, I felt better.



Somewhat unknowingly, I had chosen color wheel neighbors! That I could live with.

As for a design, I had decided early on that I wanted to try the asterisk block, and just started making asterisks in a variety of sizes and fabrics. I tried to use unique components in each block, like a pieced asterisk, a pieced background, 'arms' in different fabrics, etc. Once I had five blocks, I put them together, and came up with this:
Clearly, the 'blank' spots needed filled in, so fill I did, and soon had this:
For quilting, I decided to start with a big ole asterisk in this block, then echo-quilted between each set of arms.
The fabrics include a variety of tangerines and oranges, a background of KONA Tangerine, and accents of yellow-orange shot cotton. The back consists mostly of a Denyse Schmidt tangerine print, and the binding is 1001 Peeps Jewels in orange by Lizzy House. Though my intent was to enter the mini category, the finished quilt measures 30 1/2" X 35", so I'm entering it in the "quilt" category of the challenge.

I'm not usually one to name my quilts, but for this one I have chosen a name . . . Tangerisk.

39 comments:

  1. It is absolutely gorgeous! Love the name.

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  2. What a perfect name! I love the echo quilting you did. It carries the theme throughout the quilt. Beautiful!

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  3. Awesome name!! I am dreadful at naming quilts so I'm always appreciative of a good name and you sure came up with one for this quilt! Love the quilting, too, great choice :)

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  4. I love this, awesome job....and great name!

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  5. Love the name! Scrummy orange blocks and the quilting is fantastic! Gorgeous quilt :)

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  6. It's beautiful, Debbie! And I loved reading the story of your newest creation!

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  7. That's fantastic, Debbie! Hm. An orange quilt that ended up bigger than you planned? Sounds familiar!

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  8. Love, love, love it Debbie- just amazing!! You have my vote :) Such warmth and joy in it!!

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  9. Beautiful! And I love the name.

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  10. very nice quilt. it looks so "happy"! and the name is just perfect!

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  11. I've been on an orange kick for about a year now, and this is just the perfect eye candy. Love it!!

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  12. Congrats on being the #1 entry, your quilt is really fun and zesty and will inspire more (including me) to get on it !

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  13. Wow, I love it! I love the blocks and the quilting is perfect. It is so fun to use challenges like this to try out something new, you sure nailed the asterisk block!

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  14. Debbie, it turned out so AWESOME. Love the orange, and the asterisks all play so nicely together. :)

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  15. Oh I love it, and yes it turned out awesome!

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  16. Wow that looks so fantastic! I love the layout. I just finished my challenge last night but it's a rainy day so i don't think I can get photos today. I was going to make a pillow but ended up making my first ever wallhanging. The challenge was so much fun!

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  17. Tangerisk! Love it. And I think the pops of yellow are perfect.

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    1. So fun and so orange!! I love orange!

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  18. I love it Debbie! The asterisks and the colors!

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  19. Beautiful...the colors really lifted my spirit. Such talent!

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  20. Oh wow! The Tangerine is really fun. Nice work.

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  21. How fun, wonderful quilt, love the name, too.

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  22. This is gorgeous Debbie - love the asterisk blocks and your quilting really sets it off!

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  23. beautiful! i love how you carried the overall design into your quilting too. thanks for linking up to {sew} modern monday!

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  24. The white really stands out with the other shades of orange. Nicely done!

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  25. eye poppin', mouth waterin', holey cow that's awesomeness coming from me after seeing this! just fantastic!

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  26. Wonderful design, love the color, and great name! You did an awesome job!

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  27. Debbie - Your quilt is GORGEOUS! Love it!

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  28. Can't decide if I like the quilt or the name better. :) Where did you find that block?

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  29. Just totally, completely awesome!

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  30. AWE.SOME. So awesome. Love it!

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  31. Once again you've created a winner---totally fantastic colors, design, workmanship, and then the name! Tangerisk is totally terrific! Thanks for sharing the process---from choosing the colors to quilting. Love the insight. Blessing on you as you stitch.

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  32. How beautiful! I love love love the tangerine colors!

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  33. Love the design and the color. Nice job!

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  34. I am literally in LOVE with this quilt!!!!! Fantastic design and I hope you win!!!

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