Sunday, February 22, 2009

OP Challenge Winners

Thanks to all who stopped by for a visit and left a comment. I have drawn or selected the 3 winners using a random number generator. The winners are Qubie - wins the pictured FQs and peeps. Sandy and Lisalou have won mystery orange FQs and peeps. I have emailed them privately but if for some reason they don't send me their snail mails withing 3 days I will draw other winners. I can also be contacted via my blog.
This was such fun. I am always amazed at how different the same block can look with different fabrics. I have enjoyed looking at all of the wonderful work you all have done.
I hope you will stop back often.

OP Challenge Day 3

Hi all,
Well it's day 3 of the Pat Sloan's OP (Orange Pile) Challenge. There have been great give aways and more to come today. I have also gotten to see/meet others participating either by sewing or "virtually sewing" through others posts and pictures. I am spending the rest of the day working on my OP. My camera is finally charged and I have gotten the pics of colorways. I am sure about the orange with butterfly, teal and green batik. I have been waiting for rest the right idea for it...and this is it.

I am not sure about the orange fabric with the flowers. I may try several blocks using a variety of combinations to see what I like best. What do you think / suggest?

The Quilt Fairy did come to my house and left some goodies. I believe she peeked at what fabric I had put together and chose some extras accordingly. Did you notice the colors?

She also suggested I give away some of my ORANGE STASH. I believe she has a great idea. I will add 2 more sets of 5 FQs to 2 more lucky winners. That will be 3 winners today. I will still randomly select the winners at 8 pm tonight so please be sure I have an email to contact you with if you are one of the winners. I will include everyone that comments on this post or the earlier one today. Those posting on this post will be assigned numbers higher than the numbers from the earlier post. I hope that makes sense. Duplicate posts will not be given additional chances to win.
Well off to the cutting board. Enjoy your visit and sewing.

Pat Sloan's OP Challenge

Welcome everyone to Pat Sloan's OP Challenge. I don't know Pat personally but in some ways I feel I do. I found Pat via I eventually found her again through various facebook groups we both belong to. So now I also follow her blog. When she proposed the OP Challenge I thought what fun. I have always wanted to go on the quilt retreat, so now I can!

I am using one of my DH's pictures of the Blue Ridge Mountains during you notice all that orange?

During the challenge I will be working on several lap quilts or crib size quilts for the grandchildren using the block pattern. I will be revealing my progress with them as the day goes on so I hope you will stop back or sign on to follow my blog to see how it all comes together.

Here is my starting pile of oranges. As I started pulling oranges for the challenge I discovered I had a LOT more orange than I thought. This doesn't include the "Fall" colors that are less bright.

I wonder what all this orange says about me? So I googled meaning of colors orange.

Did you know...?

The Meaning of the color Orange during the Elizabethan Era?
"The color and material used in Elizabethan Clothing was extremely important. People who could wear the color Orange was dictated by English Law! These were called the Sumptuary Laws. The colors of Elizabethan clothes, including the color Orange, provided information about the status of the man or woman wearing them. This was not just dictated by the wealth of the person, it also reflected their social standing. The meaning of colors during the Elizabethan era represented many aspects of their life - the social, religious, biblical and Christian symbolism was reflected in the color Orange!"

or says Orange is "Flamboyant and Energetic : Orange is vibrant. It's a combination of red and yellow so it shares some common attributes with those colors. It denotes energy, warmth, and the sun. But orange has a bit less intensity or aggression than red, calmed by the cheerfulness of yellow."
Follow the link for more info.


Emily Gems says
"Orange is a power color. It is one of the healing colors. It is said to increase the craving for food. It also stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. Orange means vitality with endurance. People who like orange are usually thoughtful and sincere. Lady luck's color is orange. I have been told that if a change of any kind is need in life, just burn an orange candle for 7 nights.

Orange Energy
While red is associated with fiery heat, orange is associated with the benign warmth of the sun. A dynamic color to be sure, orange offers a more thoughtful control than explosive red. Curiosity is a driving characteristic of orange, and with it comes exploration of new things.

Put some orange in your life when you want:

* to spice things up when you feel time is dragging
* to become more involved in something
* to increase creativity
* relief from things becoming too serious

Orange gem stone properties
Orange gemstones contain some of the fiery energies of red, but are gentler with a more creative spirit. They are used to promote personal power and are useful for people who could use more self esteem. Carry or place orange gemstones around your home or office to stimulate creativity, mental quickness, ability to adjust to changes.

Wearing Orange
Wearing orange during times of stress, or shock can help to balance your emotions. It can bring about the willingness to embrace new ideas with enjoyment and a sense of exploration and creative play.
Chakra associated with Orange:

Orange is the color associated with the Sacral Hara Chakra (sexuality and reproduction)." Please follow her link for more info on colors and gemstones.

Now back to the important stuff...

I had planned on showing the colorways I chose but the camera decided it was time for the batteries to die a rather quick death. I will have to fore go those pictures.

I can show you what one lucky winner will get in my give away. 5 ORANGE Fat quarters. The are more "orangey" than shows in the picture. If there are lots of comments the quilt fairy may arrive during the day and bring more surprises. So...please leave a comment. I will chose the lucky recipient using a random number generator around 8 pm EST Sunday evening. I will notify you via email and will also post about the winner. If you post anonymously please leave me a way to contact you. Good luck to all and happy sewing! You are doing wonderful work.