Thursday, February 9, 2012

tangerine orange and white zig zag quilt

I don't know about you, but I was not that thrilled with Pantone's color for the year 2012 Tangerine Orange. I do like orange and like to pair it with grey and blue or green, but Pantone's shade seemed just a little too dark of an orange for me.

Lately, many fun and wonderfully creative quilts using tangerine orange started popping up all around the blogland . That got me thinking that maybe, just maybe I could give this color a try. I ordered Kona tangerine (for some reason I wanted to work with a solid color, no pattern) and this is what I came up with.

I decided to go simple and bold. I paired tangerine orange with white to achieve a crisp, modern look and I thought zig zags was just the right pattern for this color combo.

 
I used flannel in these pretty aqua and green daisies for the backing. I think they contrast the boldness of the zig zag very well.

 I echo quilted around the zig zags, using white thread on white and orange on orange.

I finished the whole quilt  off using Kona slate for the binding. I do like how this quilt turned out. Definitely not the color I would have reached for as my first choice, but it was nice to get out of the box and try something new. How about you? Did you give tangerine orange a try? Are you going to? What 's your feeling about this saturated shade of orange?


Linking this post up to AmandaJean's Finish it Up Friday.
Svetlana

23 comments:

  1. Oooh, how cool! It's definitely growing on me, but not sure I could do an entirely orange quilt...

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  2. It's a beauty! I adore zig-zags and using solids only for this makes it all the more gorgeous, Svetlana.

    I'm currently in the midst of working on a couple of quilts using this colour. Orange happens to be my hubby's favourite colour, so I thought I'd make him a quilt of his own using it. Then the leftovers called to me, so now I've got a second orange quilt on the go. The colour is winning me over. Hard to beat the energy and happy feeling this colour creates!

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  3. I love orange and it was such a nice surprise to see the back! It's such a happy quilt!

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  4. I love your zig-zag quilt. I find the orange beautiful. I don't know why, but to me, orange is a "healthy" colour. So vibrant... really like it.

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  5. It's lovely!! The bold pattern is perfect for the bold color. Perfect.

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  6. It's great Svetlana! Are those just giant HSTs on the front? The backing is awesome!

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  7. Yes, I'm tango-ing! Your quilt is very fun!

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  8. I'm not usually keen on orange but I love the way you've used it here! The back is a lovely contrast too :)

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  9. I love it, it is so bold and cheerful! You should enter it in the tangerine tango challenge on flickr. (http://www.flickr.com/groups/tangerinechallenge/)

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  10. oh, my goodness! i just love this quilt! i'm currently working on an orange quilt...and loving it very very much. but then again, that's no surprise. i've loved orange for a few years now. :)

    thanks for linking up to ifnsih it up Friday!

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  11. Orange isn´t one of my favorite colours but its growing on me. For this bright (almost traffic cone) coloured orange I think that the pattern is absolutely perfekt! It really is like a bold statment.
    Congrats to a wounderful quilt!

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  12. A lovely quilt with nice orange color ..
    Have a nice weekend :-)

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  13. Lovely and bold! The backing goes perfectly with the front.

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  14. I love chevrons and I LOVE orange!!! This is fantastic :) Great finish!

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  15. Love this quilt - so simple, bright and clean in the front and such a fun cheery back! Cute quilt.

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  16. I just got some Kona Schoolbus which I love - I guess it's not as bright as tangerine but I do love orange!! Your quilt is fantastic and I love it with the white - the zigzags are perfect :)

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  17. Your quilt is beautiful! Great choice for the binding and the backing. Orange is a color I almost never use. Somehow, on my last trip to the fabric store, I was compelled to buy 3 meters of it! And this was before I even heard of the 'color of the year'. The 2 quilts that i made that showcased orange, garnered the best reactions. Go figure!

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  18. ooh I love your tangerine quilt! It works so well with the design. Can I ask what pattern you used? I'd love to re-create one at some point :)

    I noticed your part of the 'fugly' fabric giveaway too, I am as well :D I have a bunch of Tanya Whelan fat quarters up for grabs if you're interested?
    Jessie, xo

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  19. I love this quilt. So clean and fresh with the solid colour. Well done!!!

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  20. Lovely quilt. I am also working on a zigzag with orange in it. It's definitely a strong colour. I'm liking it so far

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