Tangerine Slices Mini Quilt

Tuesday, January 24, 2012




Have you heard about the Tangerine Tango Quilt Challenge being hosted by Erin and Ali? Pantone has named "Tangerine Tango" the color of the year for 2012, and this challenge brings that color into quilting! For more information on the challenge, the rules, and the prizes (yes there are prizes!), check out their flickr group!

Tangerine Slices Mini Quilt by jenib320
Tangerine Slices Mini Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I love the color tangerine so of course I wanted to play along! I had been thinking about what to make for a while and on Sunday night it hit me. A spiderweb quilt! So here is my mini quilt! I'm naming it Tangerine Slices, since the spiderweb sections resemble the fruit all sliced up! I'll be honest, it was actually a happy accident! :)

I used this tutorial from Sew, Mama, Sew to create my spiderweb blocks. These are only 8", putting my mini quilt at about 16" square. At first they seemed rather time consuming to make, but after a while it became faster. After the first block, I precut all my strips and got them organized by section. Assembling the rest of the blocks was a piece of cake!

Tangerine Slices Mini Quilt by jenib320
Tangerine Slices Mini Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
To help tame the brightness a bit, I used some Quilter's Linen for the background. I wanted the centers to be a bit more calming. 

Tangerine Slices Mini Quilt by jenib320
Tangerine Slices Mini Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I quilted it with some dark orange thread I had on hand, 1/4" on either side of the major seams.  I like the way it "cuts" the slices apart! Finally, it's bound in a fun tangerine print from Metro Living by Robert Kaufman.

Tangerine Slices Mini Quilt by jenib320
Tangerine Slices Mini Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I'm very pleased with how this little mini turned out. I had always admired this block from a far, but never really considered it too seriously. I'm glad I did, I think I may end up doing an entire quilt in this pattern one day! Perhaps with my beloved Park Slope stash! :)

Happy Quilting!

33 comments :

  1. Very cute, Jeni. I would love to see what you do with your Park Slope stash. It's such a lovely collection!

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  2. Lovely use of the tangerine prints! This pattern would make an amazing larger quilt.

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  3. What a fun mini, it looks fabulous!

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  4. Nice. I like it and it's so fun looking.

    Makes me want to go find an orange now.. ;)

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  5. I love this! The quilting is perfect.

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  6. I love orange! What a cute project; I think I need to make another mini quilt. It's lovely!

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  7. Love it, great choice for the background fabric. It did the trick. And the thread was a nice choice too, made it even more fun. I love color quilting thread.

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  8. I love the spider web idea that is neat. And yes the color is bright no falling asleep while looking at that quilt. Ack!

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

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  9. NIce quilt! Don't you love it when inspiration hits?

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  10. Very nice! And great name for your mini.

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  11. What a great mini...love the fabrics!!! TFS
    ~Terry~

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  12. perfect blocks, background and quilting! i like the orange thread for the quilting too!!

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  13. LOVE tangerine! Can I bother you with asking which fabrics you used? I have an itch for tangerine bags this summer... ;-)
    Esther.

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  14. That is one zingy mini quilt! And I would love to see a Park Slope spidey because you have to cut into that fabric one day!!!

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  15. Really beautiful Jeni! I love this ;)

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  16. Sweet! I love the little star created by the quilting!

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  17. This totally kicks butt Jeni!

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  18. wonderful, jeni! i love your take on tangerine! :)

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  19. Orange is one of my favorite colors and this mini quilt is lovely! Really like your use of the quilters linen, liking the taupe a lot.

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  20. my youngest daughter loved orange and all its shades, her signature color (even used in her wedding) from the time she was little. this will be great for me to share with her now! my, it only took 30 years for tangerine to finally have her day!

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  21. looking at it again, and you really did such an outstanding job on the quilting, seriously, i think that is what makes it so outstanding~bravo!

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  22. It's beautiful! I do love the quilting, especially. And the choice of quilter's linen is awesome!

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  23. I love Tangerine so of course I love this quilt as well. (And I have a beloved Park Slope stash too....). Very cute and well done.

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  24. i love that quilting and the color is so bright and vibrant. makes me want to eat an orange!

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  25. Ooh, love that spiderweb, especially all the different fabrics in it

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  26. Jeni this is so perfect! I adore the fabrics with that scrummy linen :)

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  27. Really LOVING this tangerine mini-quilt! Like.... I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Maybe because it's winter in NY here and I am not happy about it. Great job!

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  28. This is so gorgeous - one of my favorites so far for sure.

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