Orange you glad I didn’t say…

Hello all, ME here.

I was trying to remember, unsuccessfully, a silly knock-knock joke from my childhood that had a punch line that began with “orange you glad I didn’t say…”. That’s all I can remember. If you know this joke, please send it to me to put me out of my misery!

Anyway, got an e-mail today from Quilting Arts about color choices. It seems “Tangerine Tango” is the 2012 color of the year from Pantone. Have we seen shades of orange everywhere this year? Not me, although I’ve stayed out of the stores more than usual. Thinking about the new quilt fabrics I’ve fondled so far this year, I do recall lots of orange. I’ve even purchased some yardage of a fabric with paisley in shades of orange and turquoise. So hot and summery looking. Here’s a link to a blog post from Quilting Arts about orange in quilts. I don’t use much orange in my quilts. I don’t think I consciously avoid it, but I don’t get drawn to it either. At quilt shows I am always surprised at the lovely quilts using lots of orange, and have commented to myself and friends that I should try out some orange. How about you? Orange you glad I made you think about a new color for your quilts?

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