Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Vintage Tangerine

Soooooo.... want to see my new quilt?

my Vintage Tangerine


eeek, I'm having so much fun!  Totally loving these fabrics and the small 6" blocks.  Can't get enough of it!

My work is inspired by this beautiful pin:



Unfortunately, the original source has been lost.  If you know it, do tell!  I found this image via Amber Carillo on Pinterest, and it has been haunting me.  So simple, so vintage.  The patchwork looks very make-do.

4-Penny Patch


Well, I'm not making-do, since I'm working from stash, but I'm trying to use lots of sweet, feminine prints and low-volume basics to create a soft, vintage feel.  I also opted for a slightly more complicated block, which I call the 4-Penny Patch  (I'm sure it already has some other name, but I like this one).  I think it looks so sweet!

working with it

More than ever before I really, really want a design wall right now.  In fact, I think I'm going to take down some art in the living room and tack up some batting to make a temporary wall.  Husband and I have plans for making a real wall in my sewing area, but perhaps tacking up something temporary will cause those plans to actually happen?  You know how that can work.

Or, at any rate, it will help me lay out Vintage Tangerine!  Will report back with progress soon!

48 comments:

  1. love it. Especially the handwriting print. Do you know what fabric that is?

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  2. So pretty! I'm loving the colors!

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  3. I have a design wall, but I want another one. More space is always appreciated. I was thinking about building something like this retractable design wall. Then I can keep all my art and wind up my design wall as needed. Keep it dust free too!

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  4. Looks like the bottom right corner of that picture says Country Home magazine...maybe Fall 2009?

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  5. Love your quilt! I think Country Home magazine closed a few years ago. Maybe that's why you can't find the source?

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  6. love it so far...and it is inspiring me...sometimes, with all the blogs i see each week, i forget how lovely the simple designs are. i mean, squares! :) can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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  7. You just gave me two super ideas. One is that I love the block style you used with the 4 patch, the charm square and then the larger uncut block. Second, I have an Ikea table top that is left over from a former layout. I use it on the floor of my carpeted my sewing room to cut out fabric on a rigid surface and when it's not in use I lean it against the bookshelves. I do not have a design wall but I bet I could adhere batting to the bottom side of the table top and then I'd have a reversible design wall/cutting board.

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  8. love it -- a great breath of fresh air to a classic design. I have a quilt like the one in the picture but my grandmother made is and it's a little more scrappy.

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  9. Wow I absolutely love it.
    Like the kind of *I absolutely have to make that right this second* kind of love it!
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Hope the original source for the Pin gets located.
    xxxx

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  10. I love that quilt in the pin, too. It also has been on my mind since I saw it, sometime around the holidays and is on my must makes of 2013. I love your colors and can't wait to see it completed!

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  11. I, too, am dying for a design wall in my sewing area. The painter's/masking tape just isn't cutting it anymore. Since that space is also our office and guest room, I'm kind of limited. Been thinking of putting up temp walls myself - on the back of the doors (there's 4 in there!).

    Also love that tangerine & turquoise combo!

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  12. Vintage Tangerine is a beautiful combination of colours and blogs. Yes, a design wall would be very handy for you - right now. Love the original you pinned too!

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  13. With such a beautiful palette of colours and fabrics, I don't think you can go wrong - even without a design wall. This is a lovely quilt already. Can't wait to see it finished.

    Katharine

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  14. Such a beautiful quilt Rachel - love the colours, fabrics, and the vintage chic design.

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  15. oh my gosh! I am in LOVE with this quilt!! you have inspired me to start one with the same colors! soooo pretty!!!

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  16. This is so lovely. Very soft and delicate and feminine. Gorgeous colours and a beautiful setting.
    E xx

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  17. I love your choice of colours. I'd also pinned that quilt, it's so beautiful!

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  18. I absolutely love it, both the pin and your version. Its my turn as quilter in the Joy Circle of do.Good Stitches next month. Can I use this for inspiration? (Ie. totally copy your idea!) I'm thinking it would make a great boy quilt!

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  19. This looks great. I love these colors. Would you mind sharing what the fabric is with the white background and small orange flowers? Oh and maybe the orange plaid? So pretty!

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    1. Sure, the white background with orange flowers is from Madronna Road. It's a large scale print that looks very different based on where it's cut. The orange plaid is from Chicopee. Glad to help!

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  20. Yum yum! That quilt is coming together so nicely! Love the fabric choices. Is this the palette inspired by the photo of the Disney ride?

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    1. Yes, it is! I'm putting in a lot more neutrals than the ride had (it had like... none), but it is still totally taken as a color scheme from that ride!

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  21. Oooo...I love it! Love the colours and the mix of patchwork sizes!

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  22. Love your tangerine and aqua mix. Very refreshing.

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  23. You have yourself another winner here, Rachel. Love the simplicity and the fabrics. I made a design wall when taking a class with Jacquie Gering and now wonder how I got along without it for so long. But I will say, I didn't make a take-downable-easily one, and when I want it out of the way, it's cumbersome to lug around the house finding a good spot!

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  24. I love the tangerines and blues. This quilt will have an "instant vintage" feel to it I'm sure. :)

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  25. I'm wondering if the pattern might be considered a double four-patch? Whatever we call it-- Nicely done!

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  26. Oh I love this!! Another beauty in the making and I absolutely love your fabric and colour choices for this one. Can't wait to see your finished top and thanks for the inspiration, Rachel!! :)

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  27. That is a fantastic everything! The colors look so happy together and the big blocks mixed with the different sized squares is perfect. Very inspiring project!

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  28. Very Nice.. I lay under one like that,, they used the small blocks and its from Shirts and pants..... thank CLOTHES.. I am putting up Batting this weekend too, I dont care if it has to go in front of this Big Screen Sound maker of a TV. I need to design too.....

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  29. Love your quilt. Much softer than the inspiration and far more appealing!

    I am contemplating a grid interfacing for a design wall rather than the sagging batting that I'm using at the moment. That way I can work within a designated size and use the the lines as a guide. It shouln't stretch either.

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    1. oooh, that's smart! So, the batting stretches over time, even when wrapped around something?

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  30. Oh I love it! You know what I use for a design wall- A 2 yd piece of "header" I think it is called fabric- it is wide and for car use. You can get it at Joanne's. Take an empty roll from home dec fabric- they will give it to you at Joanne's- and stitch a tube at the top of the headliner fabric (mine is dark grey) to hold the tube and use bungee cord or cords thru the tube to hang on the wall. very easy to take down and put up and you can roll it up with the blocks in progress- tho pinning is helpful too and also can make more than 1. Got this idea from a teacher. I have hardly any walls and like to have my art work out. This solves the problem for me!

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  31. Isn't this pretty! I love the color combination and your little blocks

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  32. It's adorable. Love the colors, fabrics and pattern!

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  33. It's a beaut!
    I may one day try this one, when I've gathered only awesome fabrics, so far I've got MM vintage teacups and the herringbone one.

    Why not try using french doors(if you have them) for your design wall like I have!

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  34. Really loving your quilt and the one the inspired it too. Amazing how something so simple can be so beautiful.
    A design wall is a great thing to have ~ tho it does take up a lot of room. I've got one in my tiny bitsy sewing area and so glad I do.

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  35. oh, this is a thrilling scrappy-like project! i love the inspiration quilt, but yours will be even better.

    i'm still resisting a design wall in my studio, but know that i might like one. i see it as reducing the spontaneity and serendipity in my work? but that's likely dumb of me.

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    1. I tacked up a big piece of batting in the living room to use. It was quite distracting last night when I was supposed to be watching TV with my man. I think a wall will increase my quilty thoughtfulness. But, I think I'll only use it for some projects, not every project. It's especially good for this one because the 6" blocks are so tiny to keep arranged.

      Anyways, your spontaneity is a treasure worth protecting.

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  36. I'm totally digging on this quilt, colors, design...beautiful! Hope you get your design wall soon.

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  37. Did you try google image searching the picture? That sometimes helps! When I searched the image, it brought me to a blog (link below) although it doesn't really help.

    http://blueisbleu.blogspot.com/2012/11/randomness.html

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  38. So vintagey beautiful!! It really is gorgeous.

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  39. Only you could make a "vintage tangerine" sound delectable. Gorgeous quilt.

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  40. Luuuurve this quilt!! Such gorgeous colours!

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