Maybe it's because of the dumb gloomy weather we've been having. Maybe it's post-holiday letdown. Maybe it's because of the amount of brown in the last few quilts I made. Whatever reason, I've been craving brights in my quilting life. Well, as bright as I can manage, which might not be other people's definition of bright.
Anyway, I started casting around for a project after I finished the last Quiltville mystery and found myself looking at the old mystery quilts on that website. I had made Double Delight, and while I loved it I wasn't in the mood to make it again. Old Tobacco Road was a lot more browns - nope. Carolina Crossroads was interesting, but - then, there it was! Orange Crush!
The perfect solution to the winter blahs. I started scrabbling through my stash and found the perfect orange fabrics. Then I had a decision to make. Go with the black and red for the star points that Bonnie Hunter used or break out on my own?
I wasn't too crazy about the red and the black seemed a bit contrast-y. I loved the blue centers to the orange blocks and wanted to add more (complementary colors, don't you know). So the star points became chocolate with blue. Here are a few blocks: I just love it.
I can't let my brother ever see this quilt when it's done. He likes orange. And now I do too.