Welcome to the next installment of the Color Challenge.
The March color is orange and the bird is the Oriole.
For the block pattern and instructions, jump on over to
I have to admit that orange is not a color that I use very often - except for Halloween projects.
I'm not really sure why I don't use it much, but after making these blocks, I think I need to change that. :-)
Just look how stunning the Oriole is.
The colors are so vibrant and striking!
You can enjoy the beautiful song of the Oriole in your own yard by cutting oranges in half and hanging them from trees or use special Oriole feeders filled with sugar water. You can even put out small amount of jelly to attract them. Planting bright fruits and nectar-bearing flowers like raspberries, crab apples, and trumpet vines, can attract the birds back to your yard year after year.
In looking through quilt pictures, I did manage to find a few projects in which I used orange.
I'm kind of surprised at what I found.
Of course there are the obligatory Halloween projects.
And then there are others in which the orange "just worked."
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And sometimes, you just need a touch of orange to pull it all together.
Let's take a look at this month's color challenge block.
Here are my fabrics.
(Remember that I am making two blocks -
one with a black background and one with a white background; and I am using batiks for my colored prints.)
I really like this fabric that I bought at
If you are ever in the area, be sure to stop by the shop. It is well worth the trip.
All of my pieces are cut and ready to sew.
The units are ready
And just like that, I have two blocks made!
Remember, go to Jen's blog to find the instructions on making this block.
Be sure to check out the bloggers for this month.
I find it fun to see all the different fabrics being used each month.
And of course, don't forget about the chance to win lots of prizes!
Got to Jen's Blog to see the first quarter sponsors.