September is Orange

September's colour for Rainbow Scrappy Challenge is Orange.
 I dont use a lot of orange, mainly for kids quilts, so the scrap pile is fairly small.  I managed one star,
 and ten four patches.  There are a few more pre cut triangles, that I need to make a plan for.
 No orange in this quilt, but it is a flimsy finish! This is my second Vivid Grid quilt (pattern by Sharon McConnell) which appeared in the Spring issue of Quilts and More magazine.
I started and finished the blocks on Patchwork camp, so it was just a matter of sewing them all together.  The quilt is approximately 60 x 60" so I am just going to finish it as is.  I havent decided if I am up to quilting it myself, but as my shoulder hasn't been great, I will probably outsource it.  But need to find a backing first.  And  I am not sure how I will bind it...I have already used the left over jelly roll strips in another quilt!
Happy quilting Sue


  1. I didn't have much oranges either... and yet it is such a happy colour.... Love your quilt top... you could bind it in any of those colours so lots of choice...

  2. That's a terrific pattern. Orange seems to be a color many quilters don't have much in their stash. You seemed to make do.

  3. Gorgeous Sue.....and orange is one of my favourite colours!

  4. I love your Vivid Grid quilt. I also made this quilt. It is in the pile to be quilted. Hugs

  5. Glad you found enough orange for a few blocks. They are so happy!

  6. Love your bright oranges - and your Vivid Grid top is really cool!

  7. The palette to your "Vivid Grid" is subtle and beautiful...looks soft and glowing and more suitable for those of us heading into fall... :)

  8. Well done on more finishes, and love the grid quilt too. Orange is nice and bright and cheerful.

  9. You may not have much, but some great ORANGE in what you've got!! Nice job on your newly completed quilt top. Congrats!!


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