Warning - the color combinations in this post may be disturbing to some viewers.
It all started at Gwen Marston's Beaver Island Retreat in 1996. A group of retreaters decided to have a little challenge. We picked the color orange, that was the challenge, use orange.
I decided to do a twist on a traditional block and this is the quilt "Orange Horse Feathers."
I had so much fun doing this one, I decided to make another one on my own. This is the second one "Alleluia".
My friend Mary B. said she always thought "Alleluia" when she saw these trumpets - so this is what I did on the back. Was she surprised at the time! Shame on me, no label, must fix that!
I appliqued it by machine with raw edges. You can see it here. There is a cool and easy way to do this and maybe I'll do a tutorial some day.
Well, after two, why not round out the series with a third. I decided to go a little berry crazy on this one. Okay, a lot berry crazy!!
These are small berries, smaller than a bobbin -
I think I'll use this beautiful Kaffe fabric and quilt this up this winter, it's been around for years, probably 10 as a top.
Giveaway! We've had over 100 posts - I can't believe it~
Thank you to everyone who has been encouraging and left such nice comments and helped me along the way. I'll be adding a few more things to the basket this weekend.
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