Orange and Turquoise

Saturday, January 7, 2012

I've been working on a little of this and a little of that.
Not much to show quite yet, but I thought I'd give you a little sneak peak of my next pattern...


A simple charm pack friendly pattern.  I'm just finishing up the binding and have to write the instructions still but I'll show pictures soon.

I don't use orange very often but I was really happy when I got my allpeoplequilt.com weekly e-newsletter at the end of December and it said that the PANTONE color of 2012 is Tangerine Tango!  They even suggested pairing it with Turquoise!  Wow.  I'm not really a "trendy" person per say (I try to think outside of the box) but I have been loving this color combination for a while now.  Here are some of my favorite pics from Pinterest that I've been collecting in that color scheme:



click HERE for sources.

Fun right?

I actually got started making this quilt because of a challenge that my quilt group was doing.  Each person picked a brown paper bag that had two crayons inside.  We were challenged to make a project using those two colors.  We could use any shade of the two colors and we could also add one other color (white and black counted) if we wanted.  In my bag were orange and turquoise so I chose to make a quilt using lots of shades of both with white as my third color.


More pictures coming soon.

Hope you're all having a great weekend!
~Amber

23 comments:

  1. fabulous colour scheme! Really zingy!

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  2. Your quilt is fabulous! I love tangerine and aqua together! I have resolved to use a lot more orange this year- I hardly have any in my stash!

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  3. Love this Amber!

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  4. Oh, I love orange! I have a pair of beloved orange flats that surprisingly goes with everything! I can't wait to see your new pattern :-)

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  5. I love orange and turquoise, it's the new red and aaqua! Haha...

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  6. Oh I love this color combo. It's been a favorite of mine for a while and I've been working with it lately a lot too. Gorgeous quilt.

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  7. Love those colors and can't wait to see your pattern!

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  8. Oh Yummy, I love this colour combo, can't wait to see the end result.

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  9. Oooh, I can't wait to see your quilt -- I Love those colors together!

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  10. Love this! My favorite color is orange and the aqua makes it pop!

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  11. Love the color combo! Can't wait to see more!

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  12. Love this!! Can't wait to see more of that quilt. Orange and teal are sooooo great together!

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  13. I can't wait to see if finished. It looks like it's going to be gorgeous, I love the binding. Love your pinterest pics also.

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  14. I do love those colors together.

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  15. I love this color combination! A couple weeks ago, I ordered a piece of fabric that has both of these in it. Love!

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  16. Wow! Those are fun colors!!! Can't wait to see the whole pattern.

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  17. Wow I'm not a big orange fan but the turquoise and the orange really pop. I like.

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  18. I don't use those two colors but you sure have put a 'bee in my bonnet'.

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  19. I just love orange and turquoise! Can't wait to see the pattern!

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  20. Love the colors, can't wait to see more.

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  21. This use to be the colors of Howard
    Johnson motels.....really :0)

    Happy Sewing

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  22. I adore these two colours together! Weren't you lucky to have chosen that particular bag.I have oddles of orange in my stash, maybe Square Dance should be in my future! I love the simplicity and eye poping colour!

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  23. I've never been much of an orange fan, but paired with the turquoise it is lovely. Your quilt looks like a fun one to make.

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