Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Orange Crush Step 3

Well step 3 is done, but for me it was not as easy as it sounded. I had a hard time with these half blocks, don't know why. After a nice round with my seam ripper they are complete. I must have had brain freeze or something.

First are the blocks for the Mystery Quilt with whites and off whites as the lights. Most of my darks are medium to darks with more mediums since this is what I tend to buy.

I have had a few requests to also show the blocks for the pink as light quilt, so here they are as well.

This is for the friend I mentioned who is a cancer survivor. I actually like how these are turning out better. All of the darks in these blocks are brights. I may have to buy some yardage for the next steps, but I am waiting to see what the next step is.

Finally here are some fun pieces I picked up over the weekend. Our local quilt shop had a $4.00 per yard sale. I would have bought more, but I can never make a quick decision under stress and it was definitely crowded and a little stressful. I am loving the orange.

That's it for now. Thanks to everyone who leaves comments.



Anonymous said...

I love that orange with the white flowers.
I'm still working on step 2 - it wasn't my favorite either

Candace said...

It seems like your blog should be named "Happy Quilts" as your colors are so cheerful, but I guess with 2 teenagers, sometimes life might get a bit hectic, and your title better. I haven't got to my OC yet, but I am reading in all the comments about the possible problems with the triangles, and hopefully will be able to avoid them.

Anonymous said...

Great blocks! And I love your pink block set too (thank you for showing them). I'm almost done with my one set of blocks for steps 1, 2, and 3, which are a bit somber in color (my original choices of dark & light scraps, and yardage). I was thinking that my next quilt should be very bright & cheerful, scrappy with a pink or yellow background---and there you've done it in pink! Looking forward to seeing more of your quilt in progress!

Kathy Wagner said...

It was fun to see your 2 sets of blocks - thanks for showing them!
I do really like the "pink and brights" set!