New Orleans House Project

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Orange Pairings

One fun thing about this month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge color is that it pairs so well with other lovely things!  I thought about this the other night at dinner when I enjoyed a gin and tonic flavored with orange and basil.  It got me thinking about other yummy orange pairings:  chocolate and orange, cranberry and orange, cheesecake and orange - even duck and orange!

My sewing this week has been about orange pairings as well.

I discovered the pieces of this stalled project when I did some cleaning in the sewing room last week.  After making two Bento Box quilts a few years ago, I had a stack of scraps that were already cut in 3 inch widths, so I started making 9 patches with 1 1/2 inch squares.  There were already a good number of 9 patches made, so I just made several more to round out a small (22" x 18") quilt top.  I love how the orange and blue color pairing just vibrates with energy!

Another goal for this week was to get these orange and white blocks on the design wall so I could start assembling them into a top.  This quilt pairing was inspired by the Orange Quilt at Cluck Cluck Sew.    I'm happy with the block arrangement, so I'll be sewing rows together for the rest of the afternoon.  

Another pairing that caught my eye this week is the combo of orange and green.  Whether traditional New Orleans shotgun houses with gingerbread trim or something more modern with clean lines, the orange and green color combo really highlights these homes!

I tried adding some green trim to Bonnie Hunter's Happy Scrappy Houses.  It was a fun experiment! 

And now I'm going to link up with Soscrappy to see what orange pairings other Rainbow Scrap Challengers have been playing with this week!






14 comments:

  1. What a great post. I always look forward to your blocks and your houses, both the wood and mortar ones and the fabric ones.

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  2. More orange houses! What fun!- both quilt block and pics. And that orange/blue quilt is gorgeous. Who would have thought? (Not me. I'm a blue fan but not an orange one). Now, as for a gin and tonic with orange and basil....the jury is out on that combo!!!

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  3. Loved seeing and reading about your orange pairings...gotta love chocolate and orange! Your quilts are lovely...especially love the orange and blue 9-patch! Beautiful...and always love the houses, yours and those in the city!

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  4. Beautiful orange projects and love all the real orange houses!

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  5. Angie, everything looks so good, I really like the orange and white blocks, so crisp looking. Gin and tonic flavored with orange and basil, I have got to try that! I have also thought about pairings, my husband blows glass and I think we should pair quits and glass.... someday.

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  6. You have some fabulous orange projects in progress. I live in a plain jane subdivision - no fun or colourful houses here!

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  7. SUch great photo inspiration today! Love all the projects you are working on and the orange pairings!

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  8. I thoroughly enjoyed your post today. Pictures, links, blocks, words. A feast for the eyes. Thank you.

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  9. Like Sheila, I too thoroughly enjoyed your post. I was wondering if you had found some orange houses and you did not disappoint! Love them! Love your pairings very much and you have some wonderful orange fabrics and projects on the go. I think I'll have to try out the gin and tonic with basil and orange also ;))

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  10. Orange and blue were hubby's and my school colors. Cute quilt.

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  11. Orange and chocolate are one of my favorite combo's. Love the orange and green house. That orange/white quilt is awesome. So pretty and sunny.

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  12. fun post about orange. It is surely an unappreciated color in quilts.
    Love your two quilts.
    It is amazing what you find when you clean. :)

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  13. Wowza..loving all that orange...especially the house!

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  14. Great orange. I love chocolate with orange. You have so good looking houses and quilts there. I am late taking a look at Saturdays orange.

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