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Sunday, February 22, 2009

OP Top

Well, I had a ball making these fun blocks! Thanks Pat for the challenge to work with ORANGE! Prior to this weekend, the only time I used orange was to make pumpkin appliques. Don't get me wrong, I do like orange, just never thought about it as a focus color I guess! This quilt top will get a border of all the scraps I trimmed off the blocks. I will work on that during this week, and then get some Minky for the back and the quilt will be ready for Thurber Herkamer Lawrence!! (No, that's not his real name, just a name we all call him since his parents haven't decided yet!) The little one is due to arrive this April. OH! And even though I had a wonderful time during my first cyber retreat, it was accentuated today by finding out that I won an ORANGE GIVEAWAY!!!! Thanks to Natalie from School of Crafts Like me, she constructed the block differently (not like mine or Pat's) and she did some darling coasters out of the OP block that you should check out - real easy and fun!

17 comments:

Lori said...

LOVE IT!!! Thurber is so lucky!

Pat said...

WOW...what an eye-popping quilt! I love your wonky blocks...I really do...and great color contrast for a baby (which is so important to them).

Carla said...

It really turned out great! Love it.

Sew Many Ways... said...

I love it and the orange is my favorite...never thought to use it either.
~Karen~

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wow, love it with the blue, looks great, he is a lucky little guy!

MichelleB said...

Your top looks great.

Natalie said...

I love the way the final top has ended up! I am thinking of making coasters using your wonky block. I'll let you know if I get time to do them.

Dawn said...

Fantastic!! It turned out so cute!!

Kaaren said...

Perfect colors Mel since orange and blue are complimentary on the color wheel. I love your interpretation of the quilt. Thurber will love it I'm sure.

bigeeh said...

You are amazing! to wonk out those blocks, and give the quilt a creative border...I can't wait to see it finished...so be sure to post another pic please!

V and Co. said...

yes i'd like to thank the little people...ha! WHATEVER! :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love the style of this quilt and the orange and blue are great together.

Carrie P. said...

Your OP blocks are so fun.

Candace said...

Now that's an original, Mel! Great quilt - and (ahem) will you be the mommy of Thurber Herkamer Lawrence?
BTW - has anyone else noticed that your posts don't always show up right away? I checked yesterday and I didn't see anything new for several days, now today I see all sorts of posts since the 20th!
Cheers!

belinda said...

Well...I LIKE IT....you are sooo
original!! I sent folks 'your way'
from 'my way' to check out your
new OP project!!

Kritta22 said...

Oh my gosh! That turned out AWESOME!!!

SERIOUSLY A W E S O M E !!!!!!

I totally love it!

Tessa said...

WOW - this looks fantastic!! Great work. You are so talented!