Sunday, August 13, 2017

Orange is the New Neutral

(Y'all knew I was going to go with the orange, didn't you?)  (And since the RSC color for August is neutral, the only way I can be in this month is if I count orange.)  (That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.)


With my checkerboard blocks well underway,


and my nice neutral for the sashing in hand,


I've started assembling blocks for my "Are We There Yet?" version of Long Time Gone.


The left side is shaping up nicely.


I think I'm going to really like this!


Since this quilt is all about the scraps and the neutrals and the neutral scrap, I'm linking up with SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday (late again!) and with Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap!  See you there!


24 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Excellent choice!

Cathy said...

I love how you quilt is coming along. When my kids were little and we would be on a trip they would ask me "Are we there yet?" I would always tell them "We're not going there". That's going to be the name of my Long Time Gone quilt....lol Hugs

Jayne said...

I love where this is going! It's going to be gorgeous!!

Julierose said...

Your orange is so neat with those blocks--who'd a thunk it?? LOL Great work hugs, Julierose

Nancy said...

I love the randomness and variety of the blocks you're including in this quilt and I think your neutral orange looks great. The puzzle of fitting all those blocks together makes my brain tired. Did you choose a a particular size as a standard variation - like 1 1/2", or 2", or 2 1/2", or...?

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I had no doubt you would be making a perfect choice for your sashing. This quilt is going to be amazing. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Ellie said...

Love what you're doing here! The orange is perfect! I can't wait to see the rest.

LA Paylor said...

applause! so great with orange. Such an interesting setting... great job Gayle!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Ah, it looks wonderful, great choice!

Magpie Sue said...

Hey, Freddy Moran declared red to be a neutral in her world so why not orange in yours?! I'm loving the way this quilt is shaping up. Makes me wish I'd learned about it sooner so I could make one like it!

Kathy S. said...

Looks gorgeous with all those orange strips in there. Keep on going. I won't tell the quilt police.

Kathryn Kienholz said...

Orange really was the only choice.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love the orange sashing! You nailed it, Gayle!

Quiltdivajulie said...

SO glad you chose the orange - makes the whole quilt sing!

Chantal L. said...

Orangen't you glad you picked orange? Hehehe! It looks fabulous! Enjoy the piecing. ;^)

Libby in TN said...

Love, love, LOVE the orange! Now I know you were steering me away from orange so I wouldn't steal your thunder. Especially love the clarity of your blocks.

PaulaB quilts said...

The orange is just assertive enough to hold up against all the colors and patterns. It unifies them all. Can't wait to see the rest, and neither can orange piglet sneaking a peek.

MissPat said...

Yup, I knew it would be orange right from the first sashing previews. And it looks great.
Pat

Shasta Matova said...

Orange has become my favorite color too - which is odd because I hated it in the 70s after seeing it everywhere. All of your blocks are gorgeous and look so good together.

QuiltGranma said...

looks wonderful. great choice!

Cathy said...

What a feast for the eyes! I give three thumbs up (out of 2, LOL) to your selection of orange!! Insert all the heart eyes here!!

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

It looks amazing! :)

Sally Trude said...

I think its time to claim orange as the new neutral. What a great choice!

SandraC said...

Wowza!!! Orange was definitely the way to go, this is stunning!