Before I even had everything figured out for my Dear Jane quilt, I did know that I wanted to make it in blues and oranges. This is one of my favorite color combinations, probably because of the year I spent at Syracuse University. I knew the blues would be a solid colored fabric, most likely I will just use a Kona cotton. However, I wanted to have a good variety of oranges.
Ideally I would like to have a different orange for every block. This is a tall order since nice oranges aren’t always the easiest to find. To help get me started in my quest for all these oranges, I put a request out to the members of Quiltingboard.com. I offered up some of my scraps in exchange for pieces of orange fabric that people had. I had quite a few people take me up on the offer, and here is what I have gotten so far:
That’s a lot of orange! And I do believe that there is more coming too! The people on this board are so generous, I feel lucky to be a part of the community. These pieces will be a great start to my collection of oranges for this quilt. Now I just need to sort through these fabrics and assign them all a spot on my quilt.