Monday, 10 March 2014
Radiant Orchid Sewing
I think we have all heard by now that Radiant Orchid is the Pantone colour of the year. I have to say – it’s a bit pretty. I do like a nice purple but goodness it can be hard to find purple fabrics sometimes. I tend to stash purples to fill up envelopes when I make fabric orders as you really need to snap them up when you see them!
I am mighty glad I have done that as this month’s Care Circle (of do.Good Stitches) called for Radiant Orchid purple blocks. I will admit to spending some time on Pinterest searching “Radiant Orchid” and comparing it to my meagre stack of purples. I finally found some that I think worked for the purpose. Let’s take a look, shall we?
The centre tiled print is from Central Park by Kate Spain. So pretty! The other prints are just some blenders I had floating in my stash – not sure of names. Sorry!
The centre print here is from Collage by Such Designs, with a little bit of Color Weave on the outside and some of my last scraps of Seaside Cottage (the grey – I love this print!).
Our Queen Bee chose this gorgeous block which is called “Souvenir” and can be found here on Quilter’s Cache. I really enjoyed making it. There are a few HSTs involved but not enough to make these blocks feel like a chore (you get me right? HST trimming is not fun!). I think Gina is going to have the most beautiful quilt when she is done!
So what do you think? Did I make the cut? Is the Orchid Radiant enough? I almost hope you say no so I can keep these pretties for myself Don’t worry Care Circle gals, I’m not that dodgy. I’ve packaged them up already to send them off. Sadly.