Friday, April 15, 2011

ORANGE SLICE

Here is my Orange Slice flimsy...... I didn't have enough orange fabric to go all the way across the top so I did white with butterflies in the corners...one is not going in the right directions (will have to fix)..... I also added another row on the bottom.....don't ya just looooovvvvveeee it???

My Horizon is ready....don't know how much it will cost me......I am afraid, very afraid....will someone come and hold my hand....stick up for me..... I was gone when they called....

48 comments:

Pamela said...

I just love the orange. Not a color seen often in quilts but it is so bright and beautiful.

Lynn said...

I do love it! Very cheerful! Good luck with the Horizon.

Elizabeth said...

Ooooh! Yes. I totally love it. Orange is awesome! Beautifully done. I love how you improvised the corners. The butterflies are darling. You do beautiful work.

xo -El

Rhonda P. said...

I love it!!!

wackywoman said...

I do LOOOOOOVE your orange slice. And, the butterflies. Good luck with your Horizon. I'm anxious to hear what they decide to do for you.

swooze said...

Love your quilt! I hope the "damage" isn't too bad on your wallet.

Robin Quilts, etc. said...

I do lovvvvvvve it!

Mitt lille rosa syrom said...

Such a bold color - love it!

Kathie said...

oh I just love this HOW FUN!!!! I am starting to look for more oranges to add to my fabric collection :)
what a very happy quilt.
I would leave the butterfly
the story could be she had a mind of her own!!!!
Kathie

Crispy said...

It's BEAUTIFUL Barb!! I'm hoping your machine bill is VERY reasonable :0)

Crispy

True Blue Nana said...

I do love your orange quilt. I like liberated and wonky but there is always something special about orderly!! Good luck with your machine.

Scrappy quilter said...

I love it. Another quilting store is going out of business and they are having a huge sale over the next month. I never use orange, however if I can find some that is marked down 80% I just might buy some and make a quilt with it. Hugs

Gene Black said...

I love your orange slice quilt. For some reason it makes me think of Christmas. I guess because growing up, that is when we got orange slice candy.

Fiesta said...

Barb, I love how you have made this quilt . I struggle with putting blocks in the corner of borders like that but yours looks so beautiful. Good luck picking up your machine today.

JustCindy said...

I love bright color quilts! Have your son that returned your machine to the sellor go pick up the Horizon. That should make ya'll even. lol

Nanci said...

Oh Barb, you know how I feel about orange! I actually still have a bit that peeks out now and then begging to be used. I love this quilt, it's very cheery!

Jackie said...

I do love it! It's a wonderful quilt, I loved it before you put the border on it and now I love it more.

I hope picking up your machine doesn't hurt!

onlymehere said...

Orange is one of my favorite colors so it's fun to see it made up in a quilt. I think the butterflies really add to the quilt too and they're such a fun addition! I hope the Horizon is not a costly repair for you. It seems kind of crazy that it should break like that after such a short amount of time. Let us know how it turns out.

Barb said...

what a great orange quilt!
very fun

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love this quilt. Good idea on the corners. Really cute! Love the color orange!!

jennifer said...

You already have my address so just box that baby up and send it my way:)

Deanna said...

That is SEW beautiful. Hmm...I wonder how many orange scraps I have laying around???

Yvette said...

OOOOOH! It looks fantastic. I just love what you did with the border.

Good luck on your machine.

pajudie said...

Love it!! So bright and cheery - and love the corner blocks :o)
Judie

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I thought the original orange slice looked great but when you added the border it brought it up a couple levels. Now it looks amazing and complete. I love adding a final border to make a quilt feel finished.

I would hold your hand when you pick up your machine but I'm just as scared to find out the final cost and it's not even my machine lol. Fingers crossed all work was considered to be under warranty.

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Barb, this is beautiful, bright and cheerful. Love the orange.. yesteday at the fabric shop I saw the cutest orange fabric but was in a hurry and didn't get it, now wishing I would have... have a good weekend.

Mary L. said...

Gorgeous!

Needled Mom said...

Oh Barb....it looks gorgeous!!!

Teresa in Music City said...

Love the quilt and the butterfly cornerstones give it that extra special spark that makes it yours. Great job!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

It's gorgeous, Barb! I haven't always liked orange, but lately it's beginning to grow on me. And seeing your wonderful quilt is making me want to go out and buy more orange fabrics! (Can I tell my husband it's all your fault?)

Beautiful Seams said...

Ohhhhhhhh I love it!!!You did a beautiful job as always, have a great day!

Sharlene

Terry said...

It's beautiful!! :0)

Barbara said...

Yes, I do love it, just the way it is. That means I wouldn't fix the butterfly at all. I think it adds to the charm of this quilt!

lesthook said...

I love it! I never really used orange till Pat Sloan had an orange challenge a couple of years ago. Now I love adding it.

Marie said...

Hey Barb. love the orange and the butterflies too. Going away for a while and hopefully the construction will be nearer completion, can't even find the machines now. So happy you have your boys home for a visit. Take care. Hugs, Marie

Vicki ♥ said...

I really like your quilt Barb :) The orange is pretty and the butterflies in the corners are a lovely touch :)

Snoodles said...

Barb, It is just gorgeous! I agree with the comment that you should leave the "straying" butterfly...it's just so cute. Love, love the orange. I am collecting oranges to make a quilt, myself. I was going to do all different traditional blocks, but this is inspiring - maybe an orange slice is in my future!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Patty said...

Love it. good luck with the horizon.

Karen said...

Orange Slice is a really good name for your quilt. You solved the problem of not having enough of the orange by adding in another fabric. You have to be creative in making quilts sometimes.

Why Not Sew? said...

love it, barb! it looks great! i like the butterflies, that ingenuity for ya!!!!

Frog Quilter said...

Hey Barb, love your flimsy. Bright and makes me smile.

Bea said...

Oh, my goodness~Barb, I just LOVE this Beautiful and Wonderfully & very will put together dream of, Orange Slice Quilt! It took my breath away when I click on the photo to get a closer look at this, Gorgeous Quilt! Such a good idea on the corners with the butterflies! my favorites! This is so YUMMY LOOKING! I feel like summer is on it's way! THANK-YOU, so much for sharing this with us all! I always say, do what you love to do the most& have fun doing it!*QUILTING*!

Bea said...

This took my breath away, when I clicked on the photo! Just Gorgeous, it is so beautiful!LOVE the butterflies in the corners! I always say, do what you love to do the most,and be happy in doing it and have fun doing it!*QUILTING*! GREAT JOB!

Melinda Cornish said...

I adore ORANGE! in my opinion this is one slice of heaven!

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

Gorgeous!! you've done a fantastic job.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love this quilt! Makes my mouth water! LOL
I also love that one of the butterflies is going the wrong direction!

Melissa said...

I do, I do love it!

Deanna said...

Orange is a color I usually walk past in the fabric store - but this is beautiful - I think I'll try some "orange" after seeing this - Deanna - Skinfizzical.com