Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Orange Joy

Well before Christmas I tempted you with a peek at the Orange Joy quilt. It was a present for Dana for Christmas, and since she reads this blog, I couldn't give it away, now could I?

I followed the tutorial at Cluck Cluck Sew to make this quilt and I am so happy with the results. Its so happy and fresh and just makes you feel good!

I made the back with some orange solids and some left over pieces. I kinda like how it turned out, but my vision wasn't fully met. Oh, well. We all have things to learn each quilt we make.

I made a scrappy binding and love the way that looks. And the orange polka dots are my absolute fave! The quilt ended up being about 60"x60", which is the perfect lap size. I did my signature quilting on it and washed it up to make it all nice and crinkly. Mmmm...my favourite part of quilting.

Dana is super happy with her present and won't let anyone share it with her, so don't even try. ;-)

I would definitely make this pattern again. It came together fairly easily and has so many design possibilities.

xo Nicole


machen und tun said...

this quilt is simply awesome!! i love the front, but the back is really, really nice, too! very well done and what a great gift.

daintytime said...

I simply love orange! My bedroom as a child was wallpapered with yellow and orange flowers. This would have been a perfect quilt for that room. Great job.

Rochelle said...

I love the look of this quilt - the pattern and colours are awesome! You are a very talented lady!