Now Touring: Emily Cier, Scrap Republic and Orange?

jake • October 06, 2011 • 227 Comments

Q: What did the farmer say to the green pumpkin?
A: Why orange you orange?

Q: Why did the orange stop rolling down the hill?
A: It ran out of juice.

Okay Q-bies, now that we’ve got your ears back from bad jokes (and we’re not promising we’re done yet) let’s talk about one of our favorite things: The color orange.

We’re living in the season of orange here in the states. From Halloween to Thanksgiving, it’s all about the orange. We contend that until recently, orange was one of the most misunderstood and underappreciated colors. But the color times, they are a changing. Now orange in all of its glory, from hot fire red to sweet and juicy peach, is popping up in all sorts of places. Clothing, furniture, house paint, cars and, of course, fabric! It’s kinda hard to avoid, so we say, don’t try. Instead embrace your inner orange and enjoy.

Orange is the perfect color to spice up all sorts of quilts. When used as a complement to blue, it draws the eye in over and over. It’s just as effective with its secondary pals purple and green. The trick is often to play with the hue—make it lighter or darker when you’re playing with purer hues of another color. Or just go all out and make that statement when using orange’s pure tone with red and yellow, its color wheel neighbors. It’s all good.

So why are we chatting up orange today? Well, we have a guest in the GenQ house– Emily Cier, author of the amazing book, Scrap Republic: 8 Quilt Projects for Those Who Love Color, by C&T Publishing. She’s done a brilliant thing here and started her blog tour organized around colors. Each day, as she turns the color wheel, another site will host her brilliance, and we picked orange.

Scrap Republic is the best answer to that age-old quilter’s question: What the h— do I do with all of these scraps? Emily (of Carolina Patchwork fame) has eight quilts all made from a rainbow of scraps. No color is left behind in her designs, which have you sort your scraps into color families before working through the projects. From the smallest possible group of threads to large scraps big enough to serve as background fabrics, you will never again question the value of that little leftover piece.

If you have scraps, (yeah, right, who doesn’t?) grab this manual and turn them into quilts.

Now back to orange. Let’s start with the word, which is weird enough. “Orange” comes from a transliteration of the Sanskrit naranga, which comes from the Tamil naru, which means fragrant.

Oranges are associated with fertility–and by extension weddings–because orange trees are an evergreen that simultaneously produces flowers, fruit and foliage. (Sorta like the quilter who works on several things at once, or the multitasking mom?)

Megan's stash, and one of her daughters hiding in the background. We say hold on to your stash, Megan! She has that glint in her eye...

Here we have a picture of Megan’s famous orange stash. No, this is not some new cocktail recipe (though this is such a good idea that we decided to make one up for you all; see below). This is what she said about it:

“I love orange. My iPad cover is orange. My favorite mug is orange. And I have a small collection of orange fabrics going, which is small only because I am picky about my prints.”

Jake used to hate, hate, hate orange. Had something to do with a difficult parent and his choice of an orange Plymouth Volare station wagon that embarrassed the heck out of her when she was growing up. It screamed 1970s and that was painful enough. But as a grown up quilter, she noticed that her fave palette for most projects was based on the combination of teal and rust, AKA blue and orange. Once she resolved herself to the belief that orange might have a place in her heart after all, orange came out of the shaded closet (rust) and became strong and vibrant.

And we have five yummy prizes to hand out for this stop on the tour. Check them out:

1. Scrap Republic from C&T Publishing

2. Scrap Republic Eco Tote from C&T Publishing

3. Bag of Scraps from Robert Kaufman Fabrics

4. ROY G BIV Essential Cotton Thread in Red, Pumpkin, Butter, Lime, Cerulean, Midnight, and Red Violet from Connecting Threads

5. Mrs. Roy G. Biv Pattern from Carolina Patchworks (this is the pattern that inspired Emily to write the book!)

The way you qualify for this drawing is to write out this statement on the comment section below, and make sure to fill in the blank with YOUR answer. (Hint: We especially like anything that makes us tear up, laugh or think you’re a genius.) Megan, our Bitchy Stitcher, is having a tough week with a double-ear infected offspring on her hands, so we’re gonna let her pick out the four winners. So make her cry, chuckle or bestow you with the quilting Mensa award and you could see some goodies in your mailbox! Oh, and let’s give a hearty shout out to our generous sponsors. Orange you glad you stopped by today?

Here’s your comment to play with:

When I think about the color orange, I feel _______________________________________________ .

Hey, the fun ain’t over yet! The rest of Emily’s amazing Technicolor blog tour continues tomorrow and on as follows:

October 7th – YELLOW – Pat Sloan

October 8th – GREEN – Connecting Threads

October 9th – BLUE – Scott Hansen – Blue Nickel Studios

October 10th – INDIGO – John Adams – Quilt Dad

October 11th – VIOLET – Allie Heath – Robert Kaufman  

And, because we promised:

GenQ’s Orange Stash

Cocktails for the whole minigroup! Just make sure the rotary cutters are stashed before you tuck into our Stash. It’ll make sorting scraps by color so much more fun.

2 cups dry white Spanish wine (perhaps a Rueda)

2 cups fresh orange juice (about 8 to 10 oranges)

¼ cup white Italian vermouth

¼ cup sugar

1 teaspoon orange flower water (flavoring often found in Middle Eastern groceries and specialty stores. Or online.)

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 orange, sliced

1 lime, sliced

In a large pitcher, combine the wine, orange juice, vermouth, sugar, orange flower water and lemon juice. Stir in the orange slices. Cover and chill 1 to 2 hours to blend flavors. Stir in the lime slices and serve in chilled glasses. Serves 6

Cheers, baby!

NOTE: Wow! That’s a lotta comments! Megan has the sick kids tucked away in bed with a movie and she is picking the winners right now. Stop back tomorrow (Saturday, October 8) to find out who won!

 

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  • Jane • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #1

    When I think about the color orange I feel happy, cheerful and energized!

  • Mimi • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #2

    When I think about the colour orange, I think of all those guys in our neck of the woods donning their bright orange gear, doin’ their man-thing in the bushes hunting and whatelse (don’t think I really want to know!), then coming home with adventure tales and mishaps to entertain at the Thanksgiving dinner table bringing tears of laughter to all!

  • Sarah • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #3

    When I think about the colour orange, I feel the need to add vodka and some other bits to make this – http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink204.html
    “Cocktail quilts anyone?”

  • Melissa • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #4

    When I think of the color orange, I feel juicy inside! 😉

  • Lorna • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #5

    When I think about the color orange I feel wrapped in love. It has a warmth that just spreads to your inner soul. Orange is my new favorite color!

  • Jeanne Cupertino • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #6

    When I think about the color orange, I feel inspired to blind the rest of the world with my color choices! I love orange, in all of its shades and tints. In fact, I’m working on a Double Wedding Ring top that has some potential to make eyes bleed.

  • Katy • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #7

    When I think about the color orange, I feel hot and dusty. It’s a colour that reminds me of the ochre fields in Roussillon in the heart of Provence, and after you’ve walked through all that dust coloured every hue from deep red right through orange and yellow to white, you end up with totally orange feet! As we go there in the summer, the heat relecting off the brightly coloured ground and from the sun beaming down leaves you less than delicately perspiring, still, there’s a fab ice cream shop just outside with gorgeous homemade ice cream and sorbets…

  • Cheryl • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #8

    When I think about the color orange, I feel like eating pumpkin! I love pumpkin in almost anything. YUM!! Pumpkin pie for breakfast (hey, it’s a veggie, has grain for the crust and dairy on top). If you add blue to the orange, it reminds me of high school, that was our colors.

  • Cecillia • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #9

    Spooky…thanks for the chance 🙂

  • M-R Charbonneau • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #10

    …Weird. I don’t love or hate orange, I just have no idea what to do with it other than make pumpkins with it. Thanks for the giveaway. I love your magazine!

  • Kathie L • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #11

    When I think about the color orange, I feel healthy. Kathie L in Allentown

  • kathy h • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #12

    When I think of the color orange, I feel energized. My daughter’s favorite color is orange so I eventually come to really enjoy working with this color (guess I had to). But there are now so many wonderful fabrics out that are so beautiful in this color.

  • Debbie-Esch House Quilts • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #13

    …I feel like…I must have recovered from the 70’s! Too much avocado green, harvest gold and orange/rust shag carpet during my early years made me think I would never, ever like these colors. To my surprise, they are now among my favorites!

  • Marcia K • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #14

    When I think of orange I feel NAUSEOUS. I used to drink Fuzzy Navels, and on occasion in my younger years, a few too many. I may still be recovering? I don’t drink at all anymore (water only). I don’t think I’ve used orange in sewing yet. I think perhaps I am ready to step out of the box and go on an adventure. I love fall and all the colors in association with it, so rust is certainly an orangy color. And if I were doing a rainbow of colors orange would certainly be used. I just can’t imagine doing a whole quilt of orange quite yet.

  • Lisa in Texas • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #15

    When I see orange…I think about a big glass of cold Orange juice…or a happy summer quilt! Lisa in Texas

  • Laura • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #16

    When I think about orange, I feel CHEERY! It’s such a happy color for me.

  • Jean F • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #17

    When I think about the color orange, I feel _______________________________________________ .

    ….happy and full of sunshine. I love orange. It’s the color of sunshine, juice, pumpkins, and popsicles. It’s just plain happy! You can’t help but smile when you see orange. Plus, nothing rhymes with oranges… (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDoSl-M5tmM)

  • Toni Anne • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #18

    When I think about the color orange, I feel cool and crisp. It reminds me of Autumn, the beginning of school, new composition notebooks, freshly sharpened pencils, cool clean air and crisp colorful Fall leaves. I’m loving this blog tour. Thanks to all who participated! ;->

  • Lee Ann L. • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #19

    When I think about the color orange, I think of sunshine, drinks, and the opposite of being blue.

    Sorry, couldn’t think of anything funny or humorous.

  • jenclair • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #20

    When I think about the color orange, I feel vibrant! It is, perhaps, my favorite color, and I’m always drawn to fabric with orange. Love the association with fragrant, because the fragrance of an orange is so uplifting.

  • JudyCinNC • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #21

    When I think about the color orange, I feel refreshed and energized and ready for fun. Orange just has that ability to put playfulness and life into a quilt. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and I really enjoyed your review of Scrap Republic. Judy C

  • Lisa K • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #22

    When I think about the color orange, I feel like I want to make my man a fall themed quilt and cook him a spicy burrito.

  • Cokie • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #23

    When I think about the color ORANGE it makes me smile. It is such a happy color and probably my favorite, although I try not to play favorites. (with colors or kids) My football team, Oklahoma State Cowboys, wear black and ORANGE. GO POKES! Therefore, I wear black and ORANGE. I even own a pair of ORANGE Crocs, that make me look like I have duck feet. The color makes me happy, so I wear them ALL THE TIME. Let’s hear it for ORANGE!! GO ORANGE!!!

    • Becky M • 9 years ago
      COMMENT #

      When I think about the color orange, I feel a little scared! I love the color and seem to have quite the stash of it, but yet I never use it. go figure. Maybe it’s time to slice into that stack?

  • patty • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #24

    When I think about the color orange, I feel the need to go to the grocery and buy mass quantities of ——-Cheetos! Gosh, I love those things! I even posted a wall hanging I made as my omage to Cheetos!

  • Melissa • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #25

    When I think about the color orange, I feel very happy! It is my favorite color. It reminds me of creamsicles which I loved as a kid and still love as an adult (though now they aren’t frozen and there is Vodka involved!). I think a batch of each of these kinds of creamsicles might be the cure you need for the “mommy of the double-ear infected offspring” blues, Megan!

  • Quilty Jen • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #26

    When I think about orange I feel embarassed and remember that horrible orange spray tan I got for my sister’s wedding! I looked like a pumpkin in the pictures!

  • Ellen Ban • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #27

    When I think about the color orange, I feel “bittersweet” and nostalgic about sunsets I experienced in Key West!

  • Heidi • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #28

    When I think about the color orange, I feel like an Oompa Loompa of course! I consider myself a candy fanatic so maybe it is appropriate that I should feel that way. 🙂

  • Tsigeyusv • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #29

    When I think about the color orange, I feel like rhyming.

  • Karen a/k/a The Lazy Quilter • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #30

    …cheerful! 🙂

  • Debbie Gallett • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #31

    When I think about the color orange, I feel all warm and cozy. It feels like Indian summer and fall. Harvest time, canning, splitting wood for the wood stove. The hunters have donned their orange clothes and are out hunting deer, antelope, and elk. It is just a great fall color.

  • Andrea • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #32

    When I think about the color orange, I feel like drinking Bucks Fizz at breakfast, eating pumpkin soup for lunch, and finishing them off with orange creamsicles for dessert (they might be useful for Megan’s double-ear infected offspring too!)

  • Carrie P. • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #33

    when i think about the color orange I feel like traveling to our NC mountains to take in all the orange leaves plus all the red and yellow too. Orange speaks fall for sure.

  • Julie • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #34

    when i think of the colour orange i feel………………….

    like re watching the movie “monsoon wedding” the garlands of marigolds everywhere are just beautiful, made me appreciate the “marigold” like nothing else ever did.

  • Four dogs and one quilter • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #35

    When I think about the color orange, I feel happy.

  • Barb Colvin • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #36

    When I think about the color orange, I feel fiesty, warm, and hungry for pumpkin pie.

  • Karen Fellows • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #37

    When I think about the color orange, I feel _warm and cozy. It’s a comforting color. But really creative writing just one more thing to add to my “I really suck at this” list.

  • Marian • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #38

    When I think about the color orange I feel HUNGRY!

    Orange brings memories of food, eating with family and friends while the leaves outside are orange, eating Halloween candy and snuggling with a blanket to take a nice nap.

    That’s what orange brings to my mind. Thanks!

  • Karen in Breezy Point • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #39

    Okay, I am not a lover of orange–not since my first job at the A&W where I had to where an orange and brown jumper everyday and went home smelling like a French fry. Now I work in a quilt shop and I’m amazed at the gorgeous quilts I see coming in the door that have splashes (or more) of orange. They really wouldn’t be as great without the orange, I have to admit! I love scrappy quilts and also repro fabrics, so I am warming up to “cheddar” which is as close to orange as I get.
    Karen in Breezy Point

  • Kamilla Mazanec • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #40

    When I think about the color orange, I feel happy. It is my favorite color too, but it is hard to find clothes in that color. Darn.

  • Marcy • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #41

    When I think about orange I feel happy and perky. Especially when it’s combined with acid greens and bright blues.
    Orange can make almost any color look better. Lately it’s been my “go to” color.

  • VickiT • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #42

    When I think about the color orange, I feel …….it’s time to stay home after the sun goes down and stay in my sewing room where it’s safe (aside for the potential dangers of a rotary cutter accident). Orange reminds me of all the hunters in our area proudly wearing their pretty orange hunting coats and vests to go out and make the deer run in all directions. ACK! And then I think back to about 4 years ago when hubby and I went to see Wayne Brady in Iowa. Coming home from the show as we entered WI BAM~ a deer ran into the front corner of our car and slid the entire length of our car bouncing and making dents of damage along with way BUT, he left the side view mirror intact. yay! Ok well, that was fun.NOT. And then we continued home thankful the car wasn’t totalled although the entire side and front corner wasn’t in the best of shape but, at least we could drive home. We then get near Monroe, Wi and into the next county on our way home (there are only 3 counties between the Iowa state line and our home in IL) and we were still talking about how lucky it was that deer hadn’t totalled the car when ……..wanna guess what happened?…….BAM………nooooooooooooo ANOTHER DEER WHAT? Ok so this one tried to say howdy to hubby by coming directly at him as he was driving and oh yea, he felt the need to remove that side view mirror his cousin had left intact and do much more damage as he tap danced along the length of the car once again. Those deer in WI must take some type of dance lessons the way they both did just that while pummiling the side of our poor car. BUT, car really messed up at this point but yay, we can still drive it although we did discuss the possibility that maybe we should get a room for the night since we were both pretty scared to drive any further considering we had just nailed two deer in 1 1/2 hours in 2 different counties AND we still had one county left to go before reaching home. ACK! So we started toward home again, a bit more nervous than the last restart to home and as we turned onto another road toward home we both jumped in fright……why? Because a very pretty orangish-gold LEAVES were falling from the tree and right in front of our car. HA ! Two adults scared from orange leaves? Go ahead you can laugh. We sure did. And we still laugh about how we were scared by leaves.

    So yea, orange makes me think of our night when we went to see Wayne Brady because it was during hunting season when the men wear orange and scare the deer so they run all over the place not paying attention to the cars driving on the roads and of the gorgeous Fall colored leaves that scare two grown adults.

    In case you wonder ~ NO! We do NOT yet go anywhere West of here into WI in the Fall yet. I’m still get nervous about driving this time of the year.

  • Jenny Matlock • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #43

    When I think about the color orange I have to laugh! My Grandlittles have been inundating me with knock-knock jokes lately…and rather than rip my hair out if I hear the “orange you glad I didn’t say banana?” joke once more, the humor of hearing this same, silly joke over and over just has to crack me up…and not in a bad way.

    I love orange!

  • Dell • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #44

    When I think of the color orange, I feel invigorated. Fall is in the air, the temperature is perfect, I have to get busy, Halloween costumes to make and excited children all around.

  • kristin • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #45

    When I think about the color orange, I feel enlived by the energy the color exudes. I think of glorious sunrises that foretell a fabulous day. I think of the sweet smell of citrus that the fruit promises. I think of the dynamism of the purple and orange combination.

  • Shelley C • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #46

    When I think about the color orange, I feel like a widow! Hubby has one thing on his mind…bagging a moose! He preps, thinks and obsesses about his excursions into the woods without much thought for me…but then, maybe I should be the widow with a mona lisa smile…plotting all the uninterrupted sewing time! Behind my vacant eyes lurks a sparkle (of orange)….

  • Jade • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #47

    When I think about the color orange I feel like playing Christmas music because it means the holidays are just ’round the corner! My husband disagrees and would prefer to wait until December. 😉

    I would LOVE to win! Who doesn’t need ideas for using scraps?!

  • Mom C • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #48

    When I think about orange I feel road rage! I drive 500 miles to and from Salt Lake City, on average twice a month and have for nearly 30 years! Right now there is major road construction, think widening and rerouting the one freeway for 40 miles in the 2nd busiest stretch of road on that freeway. I endured the nightmare of of pre 2002 Olympic freeway reconstruction,and when I visit my daughter who lives north of SLC there is ongoing construction for over 50 miles. South of me they are adding a truck lane, which means restricted lanes and snail speeds in both directions. Then as soon as it warms up, we have ongoing road maintenance, up go the orange flags, the darling orange cones restricting us to one lane, and the orange signs warning that fines are doubled in road construction zones. Zones that last for 30 – 50 miles at a stretch! I’d take other freeways, but wait, we don’t have any other freeways to get from north to south! There are a couple of secondary roads but sooner or later they all end at the FREEWAY!!!!!
    Aren’t you glad you asked! Wow, I didn’t know that was all in my head.
    Actually, when I’m not in the car, I quite like splashes of orange. It makes me happy (Ha), energized, cheerful. I painted my boy’s bedroom orange with blue accents (this in the 70’s). I think that may have contributed significantly to the noise and off the wall level of that room. When we went to boring white, things calmed down considerably. I love fall colors, leaves red, gold, yellow and orange are exquisite .

  • Wilma Searcy • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #49

    When I think about the color orange I feel like a little girl again, jumping in a huge pile of fall leaves. I am an redhead with freckles, so autumn naturally is my palette. The trees are just now changing to orange, rust and gold, so I am inspired to make a Maple Leaf quilt using those colors. This is my favorite season of the year!

  • Amy • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #50

    When I think about the color orange, I feel wistful for the boyhood of my son, who is now grown. Orange was his favorite color back then, and I guess now, since he’s chosen Orange County, CA as his new home (and Mom is in faraway Virginia). Whenever I fondle my orange stash, that sunny boy comes to mind.

  • Deborah • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #51

    When I think about the color orange, I feel energized..like the bunny (he should be orange, not pink)!

  • sharon • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #52

    When I think about orange, I remember my adolescent bedroom painted orange. when we were about 13 my sister and I decided to have our dad
    Paint our shared bedroom orange (we paired it with pink and white accents) . My mother said it was like living inside a pumpkin.
    I don’t think she liked it but we loved it!

  • LeAnn • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #53

    When I think about the color orange I feel all warm and sunny, like a happy little kid asking, “Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?”

  • Robyn of Coffee and Cotton • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #54

    When I think about the color orange, I feel…
    the Joy of the day I brought my first baby home from the hospital in our ORANGE VW Bus…yes, that long ago. The orange VW Bus didn’t go fast but the years sure have whizzed by

  • Lolawid • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #55

    When I think about the color orange, I feel energized!!

  • Laura Haywood • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #56

    When I think about the color orange, I feel like it’s 1975 all over again and I’m driving my dad’s orange pickup to school. I never did radiate “cool.” 🙂

  • Patti • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #57

    Orange makes me think of Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie!

  • Flaun • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #58

    When I think about the color orange, I feel loved. I like orange, but it’s my mom’s favorite color. Always makes me think of her.

  • Lindsay • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #59

    When I think about the color orange, I feel sad that nothing rhymes with orange.

  • Judy P • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #60

    In october, when I think about orange, I feel refreshed because I think “pumpkins and colored leaves” and I know the hot humid summer is fading in south louisiana.

  • Stephanie Hicks • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #61

    When I think about the color orange, I feel pride because I live in the Volunteer State and LOVE our Tennessee Volunteers and we bleed Orange!!!! Go Vols!!!

  • Kathy B • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #62

    When I think about the color orange, I feel…LOVE, not because I particularly like the color, but I have two gorgeous redhead daughters, both of whom have FLAMING ORANGE hair, and orange makes me think of them!!

  • Glenys • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #63

    Doe, a dear, a female deer… Ray, a drop of golden sun….

  • Tess Holland • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #64

    … I feel energized and happy. Which is why I got a big orange couch… that happens to be super-comfy for napping and snuggling, so orange also makes me feel relaxed in some odd dichotomy of color!

  • Cory • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #65

    When I think about the color orange I feel warm and fuzzy all over. Orange is my favorite color. Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful book. Take care and God bless, Cory

  • Patty Page • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #66

    When I think about the color orange, I feel energized and happy!

  • Tsoniki Crazy Bull • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #67

    When I think about the color orange, I feel happy! I think of spring and summer. I think of flowers and farmer’s markets.

  • Maureen • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #68

    When I think about the color orange, I feel nastolgia for one of my nieces Megan, who fell in love with the flamboyantly orange Fonzie Bear at age 2 and has never fell out of love with him to this day at age 34. She has stayed true to the color orange all through the years and uses this wonderful bright color to bring happiness and fun to her friends, family and strangers in a wonderful way! I have many orange things she has made for me and I cherish them and her love and dedication to orange.

  • Patty V. • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #69

    When I think about the color orange, I feel like eating pumpkin pie . Tis the season!

  • Kate • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #70

    I feel…a craving for pumpkin pie (and don’t forget the whipping cream, please…)!

  • Kristin M • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #71

    When I think about the color orange, I feel a cool soft breeze on my cheek, a chill in the air, crunchy sounds under my feet when walking about through the colorful maze of leaves, a pleasant smell of wood burning… I feel the change of season to fall.

  • Mary Ann • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #72

    When I think about the color orange I feel blessed. It’s the focus color in my new baby granddaughter Ilika’s nursery. I made a wonderful crib skirt using orange print from Kate Spain’s Central Park line and it’s the sheets, changing pad cover and the accent in many pillows made by Nana (that’s me!) Orange is full of energy and happiness…just like our sweet baby girl!

  • Shelly@PrairieMoonQuilts • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #73

    When I think about the color orange, I feel . . . like piling in the truck and going to a tractor show: http://prairiemoonquilts.wordpress.com/2011/06/19/our-fathers-day/

  • Terrie • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #74

    When I think of the color orange I feel……warm and comforted just one of those colors that can make you feel all warm inside :)!!! Not very funny or entertaining right. Aplogies I work in finance so am probably a little more creative about the color green 🙂 I am also though a mother of seven so have walked the whole infected wee one line a few times and truly feel your pain. I would recommend making yourself a really great grilled cheese sandwich and cracking open a cold cactus cooler and just forgetting about it all for a little while 🙂

  • Anne Deister • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #75

    When I think about the color orange, I feel refreshed and revitalized. Orange juice always refreshes my taste buds in the same way that my orange fabric refreshes and revitalizes my quilting palette. At the moment I have shades of orange all around me in my studio just waiting to be dished up into the next juicy quilt.

  • Tesuque • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #76

    When I think about the color orange, I feel, well, zesty, of course.

  • Beverly Atkins • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #77

    When I think about the color orange, I feel peppy. It makes me feel ready to go. I never cared much for orange but it has grown on me this past year and I love it. I’ve even purchased some orange fabric. Never thought I do that! thanks for a chance to win!

  • Kelly • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #78

    When I think about the color orange I smile. For some reason, I also want to grab the vodka!

    Kelly

  • Heather • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #79

    When I think about the color orange I feel inspired to create.

  • Marilyn • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #80

    When I think of orange, I feel the sweet, juicy little kisses and hugs of my grandbuddy and grandhoney who often wear either an orange shirt or one with orange in the design. I was never much of an orange person, so I really identify it with them.

  • Rose • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #81

    HAPPY! Is there really anything orange that isn’t a “good” thing? I mean, think about it. The sun, oranges, orange popsicles, orange leaves at this time of the year, pumpkins. To me, orange is just a HAPPY color!

  • Chelsea • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #82

    When I think about the color orange, I feel like shaking my money maker! It’s such a happy, loud and gossipy colour! And hey, the fact that knowing I won’t get mistaken for a deer or grouse when I’m out hiking in my orange raincoat is pretty awesome, too!

  • Annabelle • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #83

    When I think of the colour orange I think of the meditteranean and all the terracotta pots and tiles, makes me feel all summery and warm. Thank you for the opportunity to win something fabulous 🙂

  • Marika • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #84

    When I think about the color orange, I feel… happy !!!

  • Jayne • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #85

    When I think about the color orange I feel witchy. Orange makes me think of pumpkins, pumpkins make me think of jack-o-laterns, jack-o-laterns make me think of Halloween, and Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday. I decorate my house inside and out with pumpkins, witches, bats, and ghosts. I also put my witch hat on and get to act like myself-witchy!!!!!

  • Lisa Marie • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #86

    When I think about the color orange, I feel nostalgic for college. When I started college I was not very impressed with the college colors of orange and maroon, which to me didn’t seem to go together. But now I love the combination as it reminds me of college and of the beauty of fall. There’s nothing like a college football game on a crisp autumn day where the stands are full of fans decked out in orange and maroon shirts!

  • Patty • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #87

    I think about my youth and eating (not drinking) Tang. Putting a heaping tablespoon of Tang (orange-colored powder) in a glass with an itty-bitty bit of water. The powder would turn into a bright orange, cream-soup consistency. Yum.

    Now that I’m older, orange reminds me of Metamucil containers and I’m so glad I don’t have any need to buy, mix and drink it!

  • Rebecca • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #88

    When I think about the color orange, it reminds me of our fifth grade play, I had one line to recite, ‘What rhymes with orange?’ With all the slang that’s been added to the English language over the years, I’m surprised there isn’t a rhyming word yet. Did you know that nothing rhymes with purple or silver either?
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Deb • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #89

    Thirsty! For a big glass of pulp-free OJ.

  • KZK • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #90

    When I think about the color orange, I feel thankful that I have a Guide Dog for the Color Blind. I love orange, but it’s in the area of colors I just can’t see very well, or don’t see it the way other people see it, so it’s hard for me to build it into a quilt! Thankfully, one of my huskies has GREAT color sense and let’s me know when I make a serious color faux-pas. 🙂
    KZK

  • Kay Mc • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #91

    When I think of the color orange I think about how a friend can’t say the word, so we always try to come up with ways to trick her into saying it.

  • Lorelei • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #92

    . . . . . . I feel happy! Orange is HAPPY color.

  • Dianne • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #93

    When I think of the colour orange I feel…like telling this joke
    Knock Knock.
    Who’s there?
    Banana
    Banana who?
    Knock Knock.
    Who’s there?
    Banana
    Banana who?
    Knock Knock.
    Who’s there?
    Banana
    Banana who?
    Knock Knock.
    Who’s there?
    Orange
    Orange who?
    Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?
    Oh c’mon you stopped thinking about those infected ears for a little minute – I know you did!! :0)
    Hope the kidlins are feeling better soon so you can get back to the pile of delish orange fabric!

  • Jennyroo • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #94

    When I think about the color orange, I feel cozy and warm like a cool autumn day!

  • Ineke Platvoet • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #95

    When I think about the color orange it makes me feel cosy and gives me a warm feeling.

  • Jennifer Overstreet • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #96

    When I think of the color orange I feel warm, and relaxed!

  • Kristen • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #97

    When I think about the color orange, I feel infatuation because my hubbie is a carrot top! I like to tell him that the only reason I married him was because of his hair – and it’s not red, it’s ORANGE.

  • Gill • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #98

    When I think about the colour orange ….I feel happy, oh so happy, I feel happy and witty and ….. come on everybody, sing along with me now!!!

  • Mariah • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #99

    I don’t often think of orange, but I don’t know why! Orange makes me happy and energized. I love orange, and I love things that are orange: pumpkins, fall leaves, tiger lilies, peaches, oranges (!), cheetos, fritos, doritos, Bayer baby aspirin (are those still available?) (I associate these with my mom taking care of me when I was sick when I was little) and orange and black are the colors of the San Francisco Giants!

  • Libby • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #100

    When I think of the color orange, I feel “like a big fat orange pumpkin”.

  • Claudia • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #101

    When I think about the color orange, I feel – suddenly overwhelmed. I was making a quilt which needed a splash of orange and realized I didn’t have a single orange in my stash. That was six months ago. Now I seem to have orange growing out of my ears. I realized how beautiful the orange fabrics are. And most importantly how lovely they look with pink.

  • Melinda • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #102

    When I think about the color orange, I feel relieved and relaxed. Fall is finally here! The unbearable heat is coming to an end! Football season starts. The leaves start to turn. Pumpkin flavored everything is available and I love it all. Yay orange!

  • Shana Reeder • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #103

    I love the color orange, of all things my main bathroom is the brightest orange color!! Orange just plain makes me happy!

  • Dawn • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #104

    When I think of the color orange, I feel like eating a creamsicle – yum!

  • Joyce Mitchell • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #105

    When I think about the color orange, I feel happy, and thirsty for fresh-squeezed o.j., and hungry for pumpkin pie, and nostalgic for the Orange Crush drinks we used to get as a special treat as my grandmother’s long ag0 (my folks didn’t buy soft drinks). Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Donna Russ • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #106

    talk with a southern accent:::: Oh baby, when I think of the color orange I get all giggley inside my body, my crucked toes gets to tingling to head to the cloth store and buy more of that orange material. Thats that cotton stuff that you sew them there quilts with oh they be so purty…..and its so much fun… I love coctails also have to make me some of dat…but we drink the peach stuff that paw makes….you can sure sow some crucked seams that way lol lol…..
    thanks for a chance to win ……that Emily is a brilliant person love her quilts, she is awesome and this blog is also…. i will be back later

  • Meghan • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #107

    When I think about the color orange, I feel fall slowly creeping in, first morphing into Indian Summer, followed by the crisp fall, the kind you can smell every time you step outside.

  • Linda in PA • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #108

    When I think about the color orange, I feel a little bad and a little sad because the poor color orange has no other word with which to rhyme.

  • Maggie Barber • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #109

    When I think about the color orange, I think about the ooey, gooey feel of warm pumpkin goo on my hands when I’m carving pumpkins for Halloween; I think of the tangy, somewhat metallic taste of Tang from childhood (did astronauts actually drink that??!!); I think about the 34,567 items of orange clothing that fill the love of my life’s closet; and, I think of the dog bed where my two lab mix pups are currently piled up together on this rainy day snoring peacefully!

  • quiltzyx/sue • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #110

    When I think about the color orange, just now I feel a touch sad, missing my old pal zzyzx the cat. I think about my friend Ann Turley, who is the Orange Quilting Queen & has taught me how to do a lot of fun stuff in quilting. I feel like I need a fresh picked Navel Orange from my boss’s mini-grove of trees in his yard – the best I’ve ever eaten!
    And now I feel…..better.

  • Sue • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #111

    When I think about the color orange, I feel nostalgic. It was my father’s favorite color.

  • Kaye M. • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #112

    When I think about the color orange, I feel warm and cozy! And then I think about the orange sink in my bathroom! Its from the 70’s and back then I thought it was really cool or should I say warm! Anyway, I thought I was the only person in the whole world with an orange bathroom sink but later I found out that a friend in my quilting group has one too!!!

    • AlessandraLace • 9 years ago
      COMMENT #

      When I think about the color orange, I feel like drinking orange juice, I love oranges. hugs

  • Henria O. • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #113

    When I think about the color orange, I feel warm and cozy….it’s such a predominant color of Fall!

  • Linda • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #114

    When I think about the color orange I feel happy+remember the huge orange flowers of Tahiti!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Mary F • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #115

    I feel happy and excited when I see orange. It reminds me of the changing of the seasons-fall and pumpkins. I love it!

  • Karen A • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #116

    When I think about the color orange I feel like I want to return to the canyonlands of the southwest where my husband and I just took a trip to celebrate our 25th anniversary!!

  • Hilary • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #117

    When I think about the colour orange…I feel like speeding up just to make the lights…who wants to wait on red when you could be getting home to sew!

  • Brenda • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #118

    When I think of the color orange I think of Fall in New England.
    Pumpkins decorating porches,Trees turning vibrant colors,Pumpkin pie, Hot apple cider….
    Quilting of course!
    Fall is my favorite season.

  • Shana • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #119

    When I think about the color orange, I feel happy because autumn is my favorite time of the year and nature digs deep into her scrap pile to wow us with the brilliant uncomparable shades of orange that only she can provide. It was also the color of our vintage VW bus that my dad bought when I was in Jr. High School and my mom outfitted with multi-color striped curtains. Can you say “not cool for a Jr. High kid?” Great to laugh about now, though.

  • Helen LeBrett • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #120

    Ok, so when I think about the color orange, I feel Happy and warm inside! and I’m not just saying it!! It’s been my favorite color since my childhood!! I’m 52, and I’ve stuck with orange through all those years that you were even embarrassed to say that your favorite color was orange: everybody else liked blue or green or red or yellow: never orange!!! I’ve been so happy to see orange on the front of so many quilt magazines lately: it’s finally coming into it’s own, and people are seeing that it is an extremely delicious color!!! Ok, for something crazy: when I was in college I made an orange velveteen coat!!! I even wore it!!! It was an incredible pumpkin-y orange, and in the velveteen it had wonderful lights and darks that made it just vibrant!! I don’t have it now, and I wonder what I ever did with it: Probably got embarrassed to wear it after about a year 😛 (And I hope your youngster gets over the ear infection QUICKLY!!! I feel for you!)

  • Carol Y • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #121

    When I think about the color orange, I feel like summer. Green and orange are my go-to color combo, maybe with a little yellow thrown in… or red and orange or white and orange…or…

  • Elise • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #122

    When I think about the color orange, I feel like I want to take a trip somewhere tropical!

  • Charlene • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #123

    When I think about the color orange, I feel the cool breeze of Autumn and hear the leaves blowing across the dirt path at a really awesome fall flea market…. of course I can also smell the kettle corn and can imagine the sweet taste of a hot apple cider… then I wake up to reality and realize I am on an orange school bus with my sons first grade class going to the pumpkin patch… so it’s noisy and very dusty but filled with lots of beautiful pumpkins! (and yes… I really was on a bus for a pumpkin field trip today!)

  • DianeY • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #124

    When I think of the color orange, I want to grab one of those tomato tortillas that are kind of orange, make a big burrito for my guy, and wrap him up in an orange quilt!

  • ANNA • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #125

    THE COLOR ORANGE MAKES ME THINK OF MY GRANDAUGHTER WHO WAS BORN IN OCTOBER MY LITTLE PUMPKIN

  • annie purcell • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #126

    When I think of the color orange I feel like a giant, mean-looking jack-o-lantern because I am very pregnant right now so I feel gigantic and grumpy most of the time! (except when I am sewing!)

  • Angela O. • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #127

    When I think about the color orange, I feel anxious and scared. It’s a VERY scary color to me. So full of energy and enthusiasm, bursting with smiley promise and fiery gusto. It’s bright and cheery on a sunny day, yet humble and calm on a cool fall day. It makes the butterflies in my belly go crazy. It is NOT in my personal palette; I’m a black, beige, brown, white and sometimes red and teal person. All of these feelings about orange are exactly why my new goal is to use orange in my art more. It scares me, but I don’t want to be afraid of orange anymore. Facing my fears! I’ve started by using orange in my art journal and I’ve got 2 quilts in my WIP pile with orange as a main color. I’m going to look orange in the face and say “HA! You don’t scare me anymore. In fact, I kinda like ya!” I draw the line at wearing orange, though.

  • Tracey P • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #128

    Orange makes me think it’s time to start a fire and crawl under a quilt with a good book.

  • Dinah Snyder • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #129

    When I think about the color orange, I feel nostalgic for the sherbert that had orange, raspberry, and lime in layers in the container; I haven’t had that since I was a kid!

  • Vickie in Cleveland • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #130

    When I think of the color orange, I feel warm and fuzzy, like my favorite drink, a Fuzzy Navel! Orange is my absolute favorite color, in all its lovely hues: coral, peach, nectarine; whatever you want to call it. I’ve loved orange ever since I bought those orange drapes in 1974! Loved those drapes, and I’m sorry I ever got rid of them!

  • Billie K • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #131

    When I think about the color orange, I feel like peeling an orange.

  • Connie • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #132

    When I think about the color orange, I feel _______________________________________________ warm and happy.

  • Bea • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #133

    When I think about the color orange, I feel like bouncing around my living room doing a little happy dance.

  • Felicity • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #134

    When I think about the color orange, I feel happy that it’s Fall. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • kathy shay-shapiro • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #135

    When I think about the color orange, I feel up lifted in spirit. This season turquoise and orange are really clicking for me.
    thanks, kathy

  • Liveacolorfullife • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #136

    HAPPY! I LOVE orange–it is my favorite color.

  • Cameron H • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #137

    …like telling this old joke:
    Knock knock. (Who’s there?) Banana. (Banana who?)
    Knock knock. (Who’s there?) Banana. (Banana who?)
    Knock knock. (Who’s there?) Banana. (Banana who?)
    Knock knock. (Who’s there?) Orange. (Orange who?) Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?

    • daisy • 9 years ago
      COMMENT #

      thanks for the giggle !

  • kim mcintosh • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #138

    When I think of the colour orange I feel… a big rolly polly about to explode kind of happy. My pores feel like they are swelling and soul glows with happy thoughts of fall, yummy fruit, and warm warm sunshine
    mcintosh dot kimberley at gmail dot com

  • Sandy Navas • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #139

    When I think about the color orange, I feel juicy .

  • Jennifer Gail • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #140

    When I think about the color orange I fell all warm.

  • Emily K • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #141

    When I think about the color orange, I feel conflicted. I adore it’s cheery nature, especially in shades of tangerine, but its garish side always puts me in mind of UT and Auburn and other very very bright SEC teams, and I’m way not into football season.

  • Tamie • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #142

    When I think about the color orange, I think of energy and my Clemson Tigers, my undefeated Clemson Tigers.

  • Annmarie • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #143

    When I think about the color orange I feel tingly, zesty, citrusy, juicy, spongy, peely & orangly HAPPY!

  • Kate • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #144

    When I think about the color orange, I feel safe!
    Knowing that I won’t be mistaken for dinner (deer)! Not to mention, I also usually feel hungry, but not for venison! For pumpkin- love pumpkin… pumpkin donuts, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pie….

  • Ariane • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #145

    When I think about the color orange, I feel that fall is in the air. And that pumpkin pies, and jack-0-lanterns are abound. Love pumpkin pie. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • kerri horne • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #146

    the color orange makes me feel a lot of different things…i live in Maine, so orange is seen in the leaves and pumpkins, which means an end to a summer that is never long enough…

  • Jan • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #147

    I feel reckless and daring….a few years ago I wouldn’t have dreamed of putting orange in a quilt and now I love it — thanks to my friend Paula who taught me to expand my palete. Great giveaway. Thanks.

    PS – a double ear infection is more than twice the heartache of just one ear. Bless the baby and the mama!

  • Sherry J. • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #148

    When I think of orange, i get all hot! It makes me think of the sun, of pumpkins, oranges and fun! orange is a cool color!

  • Samantha • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #149

    When I think about the color orange, I feel like me! I think about my orange trapeze dress that I wore as often as I could in my senior year of high school. I think about my favorite orange sweater and favorite orange scarf. I think about PUMPKINS, including my rockin’ Snoopy pumpkins that I carve every year. And pumpkin muffins and pumpkin butter and pumpkin bagels (tried my first one this weekend – it was great). I think about the beautiful orange and red vase that we received as our very first engagement gift. I think about the orange felt pumpkin costume my mom made for me – including a hat – that I wore to law school on halloween… If it’s orange, I love it!

  • Laura • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #150

    when i think of orange i feel young and carefree again

  • MarciaW • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #151

    When I think about the color orange, I feel energetic and want to move and “be physical”. If cannot be active, then crave hamburgers and french fries eaten at little tables with orange plastic seats! On Saturdays, orange and blue are the colors of my college football team and feel reved up watching them play.

  • lee • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #152

    When I think about the color orange, I feel silly and happy – like orange rind smiles, fuzzy navels, tough men with guns all dressed in orange ha! SO manly! , and best of all that orange at the very toe of the Christmas stocking every Christmas morning ! Fun! thanks!

  • Gwen Eagle • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #153

    When I think about the color orange, I feel homesick for Knoxville, Tennessee–because my hometown explodes in University-of-Tennessee-Volunteer orange during fall football season. As our bumper stickers ask: Orange you a Vol?

  • Patty • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #154

    When I think of the color orange I think of a knock knock joke. Knock knock..who’s there? Banana. Banana who? Knock knock…who’s there? Banana. Banana who? Knock knock…who’s there? Banana. Banana who? Knock knock…who’s there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad I didn’t say banana??

  • Ally • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #155

    When I think about orange I feel excited and happy! I am a huge fan of Clemson so orange reminds me of all the fun memories we make tailgating with family and friends every year, as well as the fall weather and beauty and all else that the season holds- and I LOVE Halloween- so maybe its actually the orange that I love and I just pick all my favorite other things because they involve orange!!! Lol either way it makes me happy and so does this giveaway! Thanks so much!

  • Nicole Sender • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #156

    When I think about the color orange, I feel warm and cozy! Reminds me of the 70’s!

  • Lindsay F • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #157

    When I think about the color orange, I feel positively orange with loneliness. Ya know… The Big Bang Theory… No? Well you should. That show will totally pick up any bad day.

    lindsay (dot) forgette (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Cecilia • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #158

    When I think about the color orange I feel embarrased! I remember the orange mini dress I wore in Junior High with white go go boots! I thought I was really something in that outfit. I’m glad my fashion sense is a little better these days. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Valerie • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #159

    New to your blog … looks like a lot of fun! I’ll be back! To answer your prompt: When I think about the color orange, I feel like quoting my favorite movie, Legally Blonde: Whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed! (Apologies to the orange lovin’ folk out there!) Thanks for the give away!

  • Hilary Frye • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #160

    Orange makes me feel ZESTY!

  • Kristy • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #161

    When I think of the color orange, it makes me feel happy and warm inside since it is the color of so many wonderful things like pumpkins, leaves, sunshine, daisies, marigolds, fires and fabrics. Orange is full of life and joy, warmth and happiness.

  • Beth T. • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #162

    When I think about the color orange, I feel sheepish. Like Jake, I hated orange for most of my life–passionately, vociferously, even ferociously. And now I’ve come around. I like orange. I like its energy and optimism. I like the way it looks when it snuggles up next to blue or purple. I like the way it makes red less fierce. And I worry–have I succumbed to its charms only because it is popular? Hence, the sheepishness.

  • daisy • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #163

    thanks for the post and the cocktail – good friday drink 🙂 so when I think about the colour orange I feel happy and serene and it makes me smile – so I’d suggest that Megan make sure her infected offspring is wrapped up in orange – even face painted – and then she will feel calm and in control and possibly won’t even hear the screams of pain…oh heck maybe not, but she will feel better with all that orange around her 🙂

  • liveformemories • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #164

    When I think about the colour (yes, with a U!) orange, I think about pumpkin patches late in October with gumbooted kiddies. Stomping and squishing the reject rotting pumpkins. Running, stretching, landing, and pumpkin goo shooting straight up the back of ill-dressed legs. Slipping and sliding, landing on your backside. Covered in pumpkin goo. Rotting pumpking guts are the most spectacular shade of orange!

  • Mary Eilers • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #165

    Whenever I think of orange I think of orange juice.

  • Brenda Howard • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #166

    When I think about the color orange, I feel _sleepy, the quilt on my bed is orange so orange makes me feel warm and cozy and ready for sleep.

  • Dawn N. • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #167

    When I think of “orange” I feel thirsty. Makes me remember the
    Orange Julius drinks at the mall years ago. They were sooo yummy! -:)

  • Rosanne Derrett • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #168

    When I think about orange, I feel incredibly happy. It’s a colour than you cannot feel miserable around. Not only that, it play so nicely with so many other colours and having been out of favour for so long, we have forgotten just how versatile orange is.

  • Janet • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #169

    When I think about the color orange, I feel like an organic orangutang. And really great!

  • Shirley in Canada • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #170

    when I think of the color orange I feel like I can smell the scent and then feel so refreshed! It reminds me that, that was the most favorite color of a little 2 year old for many, many years, until she turned into a young lady of 7 and changed her color to purple LOL But! Purple and orange go very well together!! She is my Grand-daughter

  • Anna McD • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #171

    When I think about the color orange I feel defiant! I was the color orange in a school program and my mama fussed about what an ugly color it was the whole time she made my costume. I’ve loved orange ever since.

  • Sarah • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #172

    When I think about the color orange, I feel happy. I love orange, I am drawn to orange. My blog is crazy about orange. My closet is full of orange. I have so much orange fabric I don’t know what to do, I save it. I love fall when pumpkins appear everywhere. I LOVE orange. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Celine • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #173

    When I think about the color orange, I feel like a pumpkin.
    Very appropriate for me as autumn has really arrived with its chilly nights and great warm colours and also I am getting bigger by the day with little baby growing inside so will soon look like a pumpkin I am sure!

  • Jocelyn • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #174

    ……Fall is in the air. Orange, and golds, and browns fill our home with color. Orange can add pizazz to a quilt, or a table, or even in y our home 🙂

  • Lee Bowers • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #175

    When I think of orange I am grateful. Years ago in Texas my family was homeless and friends lent us their orange station wagon….we fondly called “her” the Tiajuana Taxi. Times are much better now….my children are grown, my husband is retired, and I spend my free days quilting.

  • Sew Create It - Jane • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #176

    When I think about the color orange, I feel a bit revolted! LOL I don’t really like oranges or orange juice! :o)

    Thanks for the chance to win :o)

  • Cloud Mom • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #177

    I feel excited and motivated! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Dee J • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #178

    When I think about the color orange, I feel LIKE A WOMAN! Opps, you got me boogeying in my seat now, which is always good on a Friday. Believe it or not, I too didn’t go the orange thang, and then started to pay attention to the little devil and decided it needed to peak into my closet whether in my c.w. stash or my batik stash. Funny how colors can just grow on you. Orange you glad I commented???

  • helenmarie • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #179

    Orange is Bright and Happy! especially when paired with yellows and reds

    Orange is October Pumpkins… LOVE pumpkin pie!

    Orange is… Warmth and Sunshine… think Florida in the middle of a NY winter!

  • janita • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #180

    when I think of the color orange , I feel the need to go to the bank , get money, and go buy fabric!! cause I NEED an orange quilt REALLY REALLY BADLY! I’ve had an orange fever for the last month. Fabric is the only cure!!!
    HELP ME PLEASE!! 🙂 PICK ME something orange! Thanks for the fun!
    Janita

  • Carol • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #181

    When I think about the color orange, I think of my dad and want to shout, GO GATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pattie C • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #182

    When I think about the color orange I think of the House of Orange and all the good memories I have of living in the Netherlands for four years. And all of the dorky Dutch guys who wore way way too short shorts in the summer while riding their bikes.

  • Ana • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #183

    When I think about the color orange, I feel “as this time of wildfires in Texas” sad for all of the displaced people. I give thanks that so few lives have been lost but I cannot help but wonder the emotions as these residents watch the “orange fireballs” destroying their homes, memories, and of course those beautiful quilts they created. _______________________________________________

  • Marieke • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #184

    When I think about the color orange, I feel warm, cozy, happy. The glorious color of late summer and early fall, of pumpkins and the goodies you can make with them, of the marigolds used in Day of the Dead celebrations.

  • Beth • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #185

    When I think about the color orange, I feel cool like the fall crisp weather. I love when all the leaves turn their fall colors. Orange is not my favorite color but when you combine it with reds and yellows and browns it pops. Thank you and all the wonderful sponsors for the chance to win these fabulous prizes.

  • Vickie • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #186

    When I think about the color orange I feel happy because it reminds me of my youngest daughter and her favorite color is orange!

  • Anne • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #187

    I feel nostalgic! I was really into orange in junior high. My mom even let me paint my room a cantalope color! Loved the orange smiley faces back in the day!

  • Teresa • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #188

    When I think about the color orange, I feel like a kid cracking open a bottle of orange crush and having that smell hit your olfactory sense feelers. I feel the jealousy that my friends got to drink “Tang” and I had to drink the real stuff. I smell the fresh scent of peeling an orange at lunchtime and spraying myself in the eyeballs and having to repeat that “I’m not crying” to every single person who would talk to me. Most of all, I feel like chocolate. But then, I always feel like chocolate. Orange chocolate! YES – Terry’s chocolate orange. Now why do they only come out at Christmas anyway. Everyone NEEDS some chocolate year round. At least they don’t spray me in the eyes!

  • Pam G. • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #189

    when I think about orange I feel vital-as in vitality and about throwing fall leaves up into the air when I was a kid.

  • katie paxton • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #190

    When I think about the color orange I feel nostalgic. When I was in high school many moon again I had a neighborhood girl friend who tried to bleach out her own hair and it came out the prettiest orange color. She went to school with it that way, she was such a free spirit it didn’t even bother her. We are friends to this day.

  • 4dreamsr • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #191

    Orange makes me feel like a kid again.

  • Simone de Klerk • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #192

    When I think about the color orange, I feel very Dutch, since orange is the Dutch color when there is a Dutch holiday (like the queen’s birthday), or the Dutch cheer for their sportsmen. So orange makes me happy and cheerful and proud (o:

  • Ali Hughes • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #193

    When I think about the color orange, I feel spunky. Yes, spunky. Not spooky as some might think! Orange seems like a scrapper (excuse the pun!), ready for a tussle. Orange is spunky!

  • Cathy Good • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #194

    When I think about the color orange, I feel Fall is in the air. Orange reminds me of Halloween, fall leaves, pumpkins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, just warm, homey things.

  • meagan • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #195

    When I think about the color orange, I feel thirsty… when I was pregnant with my little yoo-hoo, I drank 32 oz of orange juice every morning. I thought I was doing good to stay hydrated, but one of the Doctors yelled at me for overloading the baby with sugar 🙁 (my normal doctor would’ve been nicer explaining that to me)
    yoo-hoo turned out just fine though 🙂

    ~ meagan

  • Jean B • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #196

    When I see orange, I feel hungry for a juicy orange and then think of my mom. Orange was her favorite color!

  • Rebecca Goernandt • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #197

    When I think about the color orange, I feel zaney. Totally, wonderfully zaney.

  • Megan • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #198

    Well I’m sure I missed it BUT…

    When I think about the color orange, I feel exhilarated!!! When I first began quilting you used GOLD to make your quilts ‘pop’…gold reminded me of my mother’s carpet so I started searching for orange…little bits, then more, then MORE until I made a TOTALLY orange quilt. THANX for the recipe!

  • Pat • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #199

    When I think about the color orange, I feel scared! From amazingly frightful jack’o’laterns to uber orange fabric…it can just downright be a scary color!

  • Linda V • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #200

    When I think about the color orange, I feel _thirsty. (thinking orange juice, here. Thanks for the giveaway

  • Mickey Kelly White • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #201

    Orange reminds me of our Harley ; it’s NOT orange but HD’s colors are black & orange ! Orange makes me Happy thinking of the sunshine and riding on our Harley !!!!!!

  • Judi Boyce • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #202

    When I think of the color orange, I feel hungry – I always associate it with the beautiful trees of fall, which makes me think of thanksgiving, which makes me think of turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie. Ooh. I better stop before I get myself in trouble 😉

  • Marcia • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #203

    When I think about the color orange, I feel young!!! When I was five years old, I attended a half-day Kindergarten program…right after lunch. My dad would walk with me while we shared an after lunch treat: an orange popsicle! He would break the popsicle in half and give me half, while he ate the other half. I always arrived at school with a bright ORANGE tongue, but a smile on my face! lol So, yes- orange makes me feel …YOUNG!!! 🙂

  • jane K Resko • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #204

    I feel so refreshed.I think of brilliant orange’s hanging from their beautiful dark green shiny leaved tree’s in the bright Florida sunshine under a blue cloudless sky. I feel I stand a little taller and empowered when I wear my two piece orange paisley skirt and blouse ensemble. Orange just make’s you feel good. There is nothing like that first glass os fresh squeezed orange juice in the morning. AAhh,so refreshed.
    Take care of your sweet baby with the double ear infection.Just cuddle wrap their little ear’s with a receiving blanket.I know you just wish you could trade place’s with them. Nothing worst than a sick child.

  • robin • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #205

    When I think about the color orange, I feel reminded of the 70’s, my grandma’s ugly drapes, a HORRIBLE orange and brown plaid couch and chair we had in our living room for way too many years, pencils, and ear wax. (sorry about the ear wax!) But I do LOVE orange in quilts! I recently bought some vintage sheets and there’s lots of orange there – can’t wait to make them into something beautiful!!! 🙂

  • Monica • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #206

    Orange….hmmmm, I’m thinking screwdriver, as the first drink I had a hangover with…..now I can drink them like a champ! But my favorite orange flavor is Gran Marnier….what you weren’t talking about drinks?!? 🙂

  • Paula • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #207

    When I think about the colour orange, I feel like going driving in my orange VW Beetle – I love my car!! And it has taken me to many a quilt shop and inspired the use of orange in many quilting projects. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Wendy Hodge • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #208

    When I think of the colour orange I feel warm and fuzzy!

  • Cheryl • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #209

    When I think about the color orange, I feel Fall in the air. I love the fall colors all around and the cooling temperatures. I also feel a little giggly when I see the orange color some people turn when they do that spray tanning. ha ha 😉

  • Jane Freeman • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #210

    When I think about the color orange, I feel like I am seeing red!!! Herein Gamecock country( Columbia, SC), orange is a four letter word. Think Clemson! If you are not from South Carolina, you would not get it.

  • Melanie • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #211

    When I think about the color orange, I think about fall and the change of colors, cooler weather, pumpkin coffee and pie, Halloween and trick or treeters, football, and Thanksgiving too. While I like the color, I don’t do orange cause I look terrible in it. So that being said, I hope I never get arrested for anything cause I’d have to have my jail clothes in another color. Think they’d have a pink jumpsuit! A girl can only hope.

  • roccagal • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #212

    When I think of orange I feel warm and happy!!!

  • Aggiequilter • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #213

    Wow, looks like I missed it ?? Only 2 days to comment … ? other bloggers are doing a week or even more. If everyone on a hop has different drawing times, it’s pretty hard to follow. Why not make it more uniform ??? thanks

  • Pam • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #214

    When I think about the color orange, I feel giggly-picturing the pumpkin reading the newspaper while he “makes” pumpkin pie. I am sure you have all seen this cartoon!

  • Sue D • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #215

    Orange is a very energizing color for me. When I see orange, I feel revitalized.

    And I also feel sorry for orange…so many people say their favorite color is “anything but orange”, at least judging from fabric and block swaps I’ve been involved in. Sort of the Rodney Dangerfield of the fabric world, it don’t get any respect.

  • Gene Black • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #216

    When I think about the color orange, I feel like climbing a tree saying Megan pick MEEEEE!!!

  • Jeanne • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #217

    When I think of orange I feel refreshed and energized. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Sharrieboberry • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #218

    I’m late for the orange party, but the color orange is one of my favorites. Orange makes me happy!

    I have a neighbor/acquaintance that doesn’t really care for the color. She a bit of a bossy pants–we all know the type. So I try to wear a lot of orange if I know I’m going to see her. ha ha! Once again, orange Really Makes Me Happy! In fact, I’m wearing orange spessartite garnet earrings right now! Go orange!

  • Susan Ovard • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #219

    The color orange is summer: orange ice cream bars. Orange yogurt, orange juice and ginger ale.

  • JenniferB • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #220

    When I think about the color orange I feel spicy- like curry, turmeric and cloves stuck in oranges.

  • Carrie Dunn • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #221

    When I think about the color orange, I feel like ripping the guts out of a pumpkin, carving out the outside and delighting all the children in the neighborhood with the smiling toothless wonder that was just created.

  • Deb • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #222

    When I think about the color orange, I feel like I’m in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Those Oompa Loompas are awesome! I babysat for a family years and years ago and the girls LOVED watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – I’ve probably seen it a couple hundred times..no joke! “Who do you blame when your kid is a brat?
    Pampered and spoiled like a Siamese cat? Blaming the kids is a lion of shame. You know exactly who’s to blame.”

  • Donna Joy • 9 years ago
    COMMENT #223

    When I see the color orange I feel nostalgic, 50 years ago I tasted my first Orange Crush pop. It was the last day of grade one and I lived in the country, so I rode a bus home. The bus driver stopped at the gas station and told all of us kids we could have a pop. A favorite taste and each time I drink one it takes me back to the old gas station with the cooler full of pop bottles. There was a bottle opener on the side of the cooler. I didn’t know how to use the bottle opener, you see it was my first pop, so the gas station owner opened it for me.

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