Monday, March 18, 2013

The Orange and the Gray's!


A couple days ago I got into the mood again to work on my "Orange and Gray" quilt.  I have worked off and on this year, on this quilt.  The funny thing is I don't know what size quilt I am doing for sure.  I have mulled over the idea of making a queen size for my bed (not sure if Tanya could live with it) or making a twin size or even lap size.  For that matter I could make a few baby quilts.


I have 30 plus different orange fabrics and same with gray fabrics (Well maybe a few more shades of orange then the gray).  The design goal I have for the quilt is 5 x 5 blocks like below in rows alternating with gray blocks also 5 x 5.  I plan to put  strips of gray between the gray and orange alternating blocks with orange corner stones.


Before making these newest 11 blocks, I had 13 orange ones.  A grand total of  24 orange blocks.  I think my gray blocks are in the range of 15 or 16 last I checked.  If I do a lap size I might already have enough.  If I do a queen I still have a lot to go.


Sadly I had to put the blocks back away today and get to work on my SewBatik challenge quilt.  So far I have finished 6 of 9 blocks.  I had stopped working on this last week when I had ran out of brown. The first time I ordered more, I accidentally ordered the color I wanted in Rayon.  I don't even know what Rayon is, but its definitely felt wrong. Anyone ever used Rayon? I have some and don't know what to do with it, just know its wrong for my quilt.


What secret projects have you all been up to over the last few weeks?

6 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Sometimes a project just has to 'age' before it progresses. Rayon is what is used for linings. Maybe someone in your quild that makes clothing would be interested in it. Or even lining for purses. It does NOT like a hot iron!!

Kathy S. said...

You gotta love orange in a quilt. That's a very nice collection of fabrics!

I have had zero luck with rayon. I don't even like clothes that I own with rayon. It seems to wrinkle, shrink, blah! It would make nice curtain or bag linings.

tubakk said...

I love your orange and yellow pieces and quilts. I struggel with the last rows in my orange/red/yellow BeeInMyBonnet quilt just now. In the meantime I have done a couple of barns with Farmer's Wife blocks.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Orange and gray...one of my fav combos!

desertskyquilts said...

Rayon is not good for quilts. It doesn't wash the same, and it doesn't wear the same as cotton. It's great for clothing, though. Just be careful not to shrink it in the laundry. No hot water, no hot dryer, no hot iron.

I love your batik blocks. That's going to be so pretty.

Heather said...

I'm an orange lover as well. My hubby would love if I made him a blue and orange quilt. have no idea what it would look like to him as he is colour blind.

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