1/08/2011

"Boy Look at Me Now!" says the orange patch...

Remember the purple block with the orange patch? I feel a bit guilty because I'm always talking about working in harmony with other stitchers in a RR.. But this orange patch just started talking to me and when bits of fabric start talking to me I listen. I had decided to embrace the orange and along with purple I just used the the oranges and rusts from the triad on the color wheel.












Then I added a lot of ribbons. rick rack, and braids. Isn't this a fun and festive block just doing seams...? Did I ever use a lot of the templates on this... and I had sooooooooo much fun doing this block.. I do admit the flowers "borders" on being a motif... but it is attached to a seam... Note: I wanted you to notice how adding that purple ribbon to the tiny upper right corner patch strengthened that corner.. otherwise I would have had a triangle patch with 1" sides... Adding the wide seam also brought even more into the block...

8 comments:

Lauri said...

Great job incorporating the colrs and moving the eye around!
Lauri

Lisa said...

Fun block! I know how hard that orange can be to work with, but you did a wonderful job! Loving the seams and that flower seam is to die for!

Plays with Needles said...

IMHO...that sunburst of a beautiful flower with its spectacular color makes it...and all those seams look like they were really fun to do...have you ever done a round robin where one person does the piecing, the next person does seams, the next person does motifs, the next person does final touches?? It might be an interesting way to do it if you could find folks to play along....

Diane said...

It talked and you listened! Wow! This turned out exquisite! The orange is unexpected but actually pulled it all together! Beautiful!
Striking!
Hugs, Diane

Cathy K said...

I hope this block forever settles the argument that orange is a step-color! Without it, there would be far less ZING and drama. What a beautiful block you created! Hugs, Cathy

Raphaela said...

Beautiful block. What a great combination of colours. I love the color violet. But the orange adds life. I like your half-flower.

Margaret said...

At first, I must admit, the colors seemed almost TOO challenging. But, you have embellished the block beautifully, and I can almost hear the market buzz in Morocco or smell the intoxicating spices in Marrakesh or hear the strumming of a sitar in ancient Persia!!

FredaB said...

Very creative. It is hard to look at the original block and then the finished block and believe it is the same one. Great job with those colors.

Hugs

FredaB

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