Growing to Love Tangerine

by Nicole

Today was a good day. Both girls took 2 hours naps – at the same time! That meant lots of sewing time for me.

I used the time to work on the idea that I mentioned was inspired by a skirt I saw in a catalog.

Since working on the last quilt, tangerine has started to grow on me. I went a little crazy with it on this one. Here’s a sneak peek of the finished top.

Can you guess the design?

I’m taking a minimalist approach on this one, so I want to go heavy on the quilting, which means it will take some time. But I’m going to go for it, simply for the texture.  It’s going to be a mini so hopefully it won’t take forever to quilt.

Stay tuned!

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Megan February 18, 2012 - 2:05 am

I'm tuned! I like the way you use colours I would never think of – but the tangerine and pink look amazing. It seems quite difficult to find good pinks in New Zealand shops and so tricky to choose colours from the internet. Do you mind if I ask what colour/manufacturer your pink is?

Becky February 18, 2012 - 3:00 am

haha! When my boys were little, I LIVED for synchronized naps!! Back then, I measured progress one seam at a time (and had my sewing room pad-locked). They're now getting into the tween/teen stage!! I can't wait to see what it becomes…

Debbie February 18, 2012 - 5:22 am

ooh….looks intriging, Nicole!

Heidi Staples February 18, 2012 - 5:41 am

Congrats on the extra sewing time! Wish all three of my girls would nap at the same time…my oldest is done with naps, I'm afraid. Excited to see the whole finished quilt; the sneak peek looks great!

Katy Cameron February 18, 2012 - 10:41 am

Hmm, tangerine Union Jack? Looks interesting anyway :o)

Annabella February 18, 2012 - 2:32 pm

At first I thought it was a Union Jack but now I`m not so sure but the sneeky peek hints at something very interesting!

karen February 18, 2012 - 3:49 pm

Aahhh, napping children!! lovely…. Can't wait to see what you're up to!!!

Lynn February 18, 2012 - 6:28 pm

Lucky you, napping children at the same time. I'm having a rare day here, where I haven't had to drive any one anywhere. Lovely! I love the tangerine and pink together!

Colette February 18, 2012 - 8:22 pm

Woo hoo naps at the same time – oh so rare! It's looking great, I'm thinking Union Jack too. Those colours look surprisingly good together.

Rachel Hauser February 20, 2012 - 2:34 pm

Naps at the same time = priceless. Loving your all-solids. I'm making an all-solids quilt today too. They're so vibrant!

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