My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Colour Orange

There is nothing wrong with the colour Orange - look what I found on my walk around the farmyard this morning......
It's a beautiful colour isn't it?
SO, WHY have I been so scared to start on my border for my hexie-garden?--read on--
With a lot of help from my friends, I selected a border fabric for my hexie-quilt several months ago. After much trial and error, we decided this (below) really was the best fabric - it made my quilt top and all the flowers SING
And the little flowers on it suited my hexie-flowers really well.



AND I bought metres of it - enough for a backing too!
BUT I have been so scared to use it!!
I'm just not usually an 'orange' person (for evidence, look at my other blog posts - it's not really a colour you see very often!) and using it seemed to be quite a bold move...
But today I'm being brave - One Flower Wednesday has come around and I need to move along on this project....
I had a sugar-fix and a strong coffee, took a deep breathe and --CUT--
Ahh - I've made a start; I've prepped my first hexie for the border!
This feels good, I'm over my hurdle and raring to go!!
Happy Wednesday everyone!

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26 comments:

sunny said...

You're right - I think it will make your quilt sing. I'm anxious to see it finished, so keep on stitching!

Kelli said...

I LOVE the fabric, and orange.. well, it's one of my favorite colors! Looking forward to more pics of the progress.. :)

Cottage Tails said...

Oh yes I do like! It does make the flowers pop

How are you doing the borders?

Love Leanne

Lolita said...

Great choice....glad you took the plunge...it will be beautiful....

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

You are really brave :-)I don´t think that I would be strong enough to choose a colour which isn´t one of my favorites. But You are right : orange makes the flowers sing :-)

Maria said...

Yes I have to agree the ORANGE is the perfect colour for your border. I love it.And all your flowers.

Cat said...

ohhh I have to agree with you re orange and yellow too - NOT top of my fav colour list! But that orange WORKS !! Go with it Do it !!!

Warna's Inspiratie said...

these are beautyful colors, nice fabrics

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

I agree, the orange makes your beautiful quilt sing!

Renata said...

Der orange Stoff sieht doch total toll dazu aus! Hätte ich genauso gemacht, nur zu!

Liebe Grüße!

Melody said...

It does look fabulous

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Just perfect. The orange make the flowers pop. Great Choice. Lovely flowers,too.

Becky G said...

A delightful choice! That border fabric is joy incarnate! Color is so much about what it is sitting next to... A lot like us don't you think? Certain company can really make us shine.
Looking forward to seeing your finishing technique. I only began a couple of months ago, so way behind you! Looking forward to your trail blazing finish o most brave, creative one!

Erica said...

I've never been an orangy person either, until we moved to a town where the school colors are orange and black. Then I went to work for OSU, where the colors are orange and black. I now like orange. LOL

I think this is a great border fabric for your flowers! It's going to be very pretty.

Annemieke Price-Talen said...

Lovely, the orange hexie, very nice.
Gr Annemieke.

Lots of Fabric 2 said...

Sing,Sing,Sing you flowser will sing with the color of orange print love it.

Karen said...

No, there is nothing wrong with the colour orange and I just LOVE your border fabric! Also love the furry little head in the first photo. :)

Patty C. said...

The Quilt is coming along beautifully ;)

501 Quilt Blocks said...

I think it's a great color for the border. Looking forward to seeing it finished. What size is it going to be?

Leeanne said...

LOVE IT!!! I must show you a pic I found of some quilting on a hexie quilt.....tomorrow.

Wendy said...

Good for you, I think it's perfect. I just love your collage of orange all around. Interesting what you found because I'd felt the same about orange too! Have fun with your border!

Carrie P. said...

I think that is a great fabric for the border.
I love the photo of the your orange cat.

Narelle said...

I look forward to seeing more orange sweetness!

ms lottie said...

You go girl!! Every journey begins with a single step.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

hi Raewyn,the orange picture is great!!!!
I think that orange is a very special colour, but it the colour of the sun so I wouldn´t miss it an it looks terrific as a boarder to your flowergarden.
liebe Grüße
Bente
and I wish you a nice weekend ☺

LuAnn said...

Raewyn, I think that fabric will be a perfect border because it isn't a bright orange, but it is a reddish orange. I think with the small flowers in the fabric, it will just look great.