Hello Quilty Friends!
Today we are going to get started on our much anticipated ORANGE BLOSSOMS SEW ALONG. Welcome to those of you who have been patiently waiting since we first showed the fabric photos and also welcome to those of you who have no idea what I am talking about :-)!! Keep reading for all the pertinent info below…
This bundle and quilt came about one morning a few weeks ago when I came into the cutting room and Megan had laid out a lovely stack of creams with bits of orange and green in them. She thought maybe it would make a good pick for one of our Friday Bundles that we put in the shop for our weekly newsletter. She liked the name “Orange Blossoms” as she had been working in her garden all weekend and was still reminiscing about the lovely scent of her orange trees.
The minute I saw it… my mind kind of went sideways and I couldn’t get the colors and the idea out of my head!! This HAD to be the beginning of a summer patchwork quilt with oranges… oranges and leaves to be exact. Even though I think I had 3 different deadlines that day, all I could think of was that bundle and what I could add to it to make it a summery orange based project. And so the fabric search was on. We combined and looked and ordered some more fabrics… we played and edited… all the while I was supposed to be working on deadlines! But sometimes an idea will just not leave your brain, you know?
So finally I found a few favorite oranges, a bundle of spring feeling greens and that wonderful stack of creams with hints of orange and green. The quilt was born.
Now… what to do with it since there was no way I had time in the production schedule to design, print and produce another pattern right now. So this is what we came up with…
THIS IS HOW THE SEW ALONG WILL WORK
FOR THOSE WHO PURCHASED THE FULL ORANGE BLOSSOMS KIT
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO PURCHASED ONE OF THE CREAM OR GREEN STARTER BUNDLES OR ARE WORKING WITH YOUR STASH
SOME INFO ON THIS WEEK’S SECTION: THE ORANGE BLOCKS
This week we will be working on the orange blocks. Photos and more info, hints and tips will be coming tomorrow after all of the kit folks get their pattern.
See you then!