Sunday, August 15, 2021

"Orange You Glad" To Blog Hop With Us

I'm glad you've decided to visit me today for the "Orange You Glad" blog hop! This hop is hosted by that amazing and talented Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks. Thanks for all you do, Carla!

I love starting off a blog hop and in fact, it makes me feel so wickedly special. My witch feels the same way!

Perfectly Wicked
35" x 40"

Carla's "Orange You Glad" blog hop challenge was to "Create something inspired by the color orange. Think orange, think citrus, think orange peel, or maybe the joke about 'orange you glad we didn't say banana!' Anything orange. You decide."


The color orange always brings out the Halloween in me (probably no surprise to some of you.) Well, to be real here, almost any color makes me think of Halloween, but that's just who I am.

As a new project designer for Benartex, they let me pick the fabrics I wanted for this blog hop. When I saw Benartex's Marbella Orange, I was in love and knew this was the line of fabric I had to have. Thank you Benartex!

Marbella Orange is bright and swirly...perfect for this hop! "Orange" you loving it, too! It looks amazing on the back of this quilt.


The orange scalloped border was the Marbella Orange


I was so crazy about the Benartex Marbella fabrics, they were the only fabrics used for this
(except for Benartex Vanilla for the face and hand.) 


The other Benartex Marbella fabrics in the quilt are: Tangerine, Black, Purple, Iris, Magenta, Stone, Black, Flame, and Lime.


This close-up captures the swirls in the Marbella Orange and Purple


Of course there's a spider!


Her hair was a combination of Marbella Orange and Flame.


I feel a cackle coming on just looking at the Tangerine background and Stone moon!


You can find the "Perfectly Wicked" pattern in my Etsy store HERE.


Creepy Bunny approved of Benartex's Marbella orange and offered to 
hold the giveaway prize for this picture. 



Benartex has generously offered one yard of the Marbella Orange to one giveaway winner!
How cool is that! 

WINNER, WINNER, WINNER!
 Rebecca Smith said...

The oranges are perfect for your witch


Lucky me that I get to share this blog hop with some amazing and creative bloggers!
Check out what they've made:

Monday, August 16th


Tuesday, August 17th


Wednesday, August 18th


Thursday, August 19th


Thank you for stopping by!


78 comments:

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Wow Carol, such a fun project.

Karen's Korner said...

The perfect project for that delicious orange fabric.

Danice G said...

What a perfect quilt. Such nice quilting too. Thank you for the chance to win the beautiful fabric.

Laura T said...

That’s the cutest pattern and perfect orange fabric! I could not find the pattern on your website however?
LauraT

Lyndsey said...

I love your perfectly wicked witch, the colours are gorgeous. The creepy rabbit is much scarier than the witch.

Rebecca Smith said...

The oranges are perfect for your witch

MaryB said...

Love this! The colors are fabulous.

Unknown said...

Love, love, love, love it!!! The witch is amazing!!! Thanks for sharing!

Annie said...

Definitely in perfectly wicked colors too (meant in a good way, of course). That purple really glows. The pattern is very cute. Creepy bunny always creeps me out. I’ll pass on your generous drawing. My orange fabric stash is already overflowing.

Britt-Inger said...

Amazing Carol
I must say that I love your post As always you make the most awesome things. I'm sorry my time wasn't enough to make something orange too, but as the chairman in our Swedish quilt guild my time is full of administration. I love orange too.

mumbird3 said...

Awesome project - just perfect!

scottylover said...

Wow! That witch is just spectacular! Orange is a color I don't have much of in my stash. I think I need to fix that!

Cary.wisnosky@gmail.com said...

Love orange...very pretty fabric
Your choice of the witch is very cool

tubakk said...

What a fantastic quilt, and with great fabrics. If I win, you can send it to a US address.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Carol, that's a wickedly gorgeous quilt featuring orange!

Pam said...

Your orange is awesome!! I have a little in my stash - but not a lot!

Love the witch!

Vicki in MN said...

I just love that you keep coming up with the cutest Halloween projects!

Pharrows said...

What a beautiful line of fabric. I love this cute quilt.

JayTee said...

love the wallhanging....the colors are so beautiful...just awesome

Sherry said...

Just love you little witch! And that beautiful orange goes so well with Creepy Bunny. I think you need to make him a wizard robe.

Cathy44647 said...

I just don’t have enuff orange in my stash an theres a quilt in my house just begging to be made! Lol thanks for the chance to win! Have a great week!

Carla said...

Special is an understatement, Perfectly Wicked is such a fantastic start to the hop. You, my dear, are amazing! Love the orange fabrics as well as all the fabrics. Benartex is lucky to have you!!!!

Calicojoan said...

Oh my goodness, she is absolutely stunning. I love love love the fabrics you used and wow...what a cool design. Benartex has just struck gold having you as a designer! Congratulations to both of you.

Inflorescencedesigns said...

Amazing! Everything you make is always magical. The colors and composition are perfect! Thank you for sharing!

lynn said...

Awesome Carol! I love to see what you all have created

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

This is so pretty, Carol!! While not a huge fan of orange, it has grown on me over the past few years, and this is one orange I would definitely love in my stash!! Thanks to you and Benartex for the opportunity to win!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

That quilt is Perfectly Wicked! I just love it Carol. That orange fabric is beautiful with the yellow in in. You are amazing with all that you design and then make as well. I don't know how you will ever beat this one for the Ghastly Ghouls in October.

Chan said...

This quilt is a great way to show off those great Benartex fabrics! Wow!

Connie W. said...

Great project and a terrific showing of the new Benartex line!
Connie

Needled Mom said...

I would have been surprised had you project not been Halloween themed! Those oranges are beautiful. The design is so creative and I love that orange border. Cute spider web too.

Missy’s Miracle Stitches said...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful orange! I'm pining to make a Halloween quilt. Yours is amazing!

Rebecca said...

Love the colors and the way you did that "scalloped " border just tickles me!

works4me said...

What a surprise - not really - that orange conjured up an image of a Halloween witch for you. She is amazing and those fabrics are perfect.
Sure wish I had a US address, or could et across the border to my mail box.

Karrin Hurd said...

That Marbella orange is beautiful! I love your wicked quilt, it is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing!

Mary Ann said...

I am so not surprised you went Halloween with the orange. LOL And I am so glad you did! That is a "Perfectly Wicked" project. I love it. Is the pattern one of yours?

Rosemary said...

I love this lovely lady!! One of my favorite things about Halloween are the fabrics and colors out there. The Marbella is a super fabric in all it's wonderful colors ... Great for backgrounds, etc. Another great pattern from you.

Sue Green said...

I love Perfectly Wicked! I am always drawn to Halloween quilts.

Kathleen said...

Love your Wicked Witch and those fabrics are just perfect - swirly and mysterious.

bcarlf said...

Oh, what a great witch. I love how you did her hair. I have a great niece whose hair looks like that. I wish I were advanced enough as a quilter to do that, but I am still very much a beginner. Thanks for the opportunity to win that beautiful fabric!

Lori Smanski said...

oh my what a wonderfully fun use of these orange fabrics. the other marbled fabrics play off of this orange so well. thanks for sharing and inspiring.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

This is a perfect quilt for the start of the blog hop!! it is just wonderful!! and!! that Marbella Orange is on FIRE!!! Great job!!!

Sewgirl said...

Your wicked quilt is terrific! The contrast with the black is eye catching. Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

Very wicked indeed! The border is perfect with this.

OhioLori said...

What a perfectly Fun quilt!! My Grangirl would LOOOOVE it!! :)

Joni said...

Gorgeous line of fabric, such movement. I love your Pefectly Wicked pattern. I am following via feedly.

tac73 said...

The orange is definitely delightful in your fun quilt.

tink's mom said...

I don't understand. Why is this line not called "CAROL" it is so you. I am loving your witches hair it is spectacular. Great kick off for this hop.

LJ said...

I don't usually like orange fabric unless it has to do with Halloween but this fabric from Benartex is gorgeous. You used it perfectly. Isn't that witch just the best!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Lucky girl getting to choose fabric from Benartex and you chose an awesome fabric. I love that orange! Oh and your quilt is gorgeous, you are so talented!

Quilting Gail said...

Very creative!
(I'm in Canada, so don't include me in the draw!)

Lianne makes stuff said...

Beautiful fabric choices and a gorgeously scary witch well done

Vroomans' Quilts said...

OMG - you always wow us! That orange just pops so and makes your witchy stand out so dramatically. Oh, that darn rabbit!

Jane C said...

Such a fabulous orange!!!

Julie said...

Halloween is my favorite holiday to decorate for. Love the orange border.

Denise @fortheloveofgeese said...

Love it and glad Mr Creepy has found his true calling.

Leah said...

This is fantastic!! Such lovely fabrics and love that spider web on the side.

Stitchin At Home said...

That orange marble is indeed perfect for your adorable witch project!

Carol said...

I LOVE your quilt--those fabrics are awesome and your witch...what can I say, she is amazing! Of course, orange would make you think of Halloween. :) All of your Halloween projects are making me appreciate that holiday more and more. Thanks for sharing this one!

Liz said...

The witch was so nice I thought it was a panel. Great work. Liz

@beachlurk said...

That Marbella Orange is outstanding!!! I want all the colors, as soon as I figure out what I want to do with them. But wait - I've fallen in love with this and so many other patterns in your shop. I just need to narrow it down to which patterns to use to make a queen-sized Halloween quilt.

ddbuskey said...

Love this quilt. It's now in my queue for next year.

JANET said...

Fantastic quilt! Thought it was a panel! Thanks for sharing with us.

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

Fire orange haired witch is pretty cool. The black cat and the spider certainly make the scene perfectly wicked.

-Soma

nicolesender said...

I absolutely love the Benartex's Marbella Orange fabric!

CyndyL said...

I love your witch and Orange is my favorite color I try to always incorporate some shade in my quilt's.

Anna said...

This is the first time I have visited and I love your blog and your quilts. Quite an imagination. So glad the “orange hop” led me here. I love everything orange. Can’t wait to see what you come up with in the days that follow.

Sharon said...

What a wonderful, wicked quilt! Even though I'm not a huge fan of orange, I really like the fabrics that you've used. Thanks for sharing!

Carol Andrews said...

Carol your quilt is just perfectly orange and has the wow factor I guessed you would show up with. Another fantastic pattern and those fabrics are simply incredible.

Rose said...

My daughter in law would absolutely love your creepy bunny. I love the orange fabric and how you used it.

Sarah Aldrich said...

Love the witch and am going to look for this Benetrax line at my LQS. Love the swirls!

Batiklvr said...

So cute & beautiful quilting!

Beth Strand said...

Wonderful! You are so talented!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Wow, love your color choices and quilting! Soooo pretty! xx

Emily said...

What a perfectly wicked cool way to use orange!! :) I love the swirls in the fabric. I think her hair is my favorite part of this, it has so much movement. Orange you glad you have such a fun decoration?!

GrrannyH said...

Beautiful orange fabric and what a fantastic quilt. Bravo!

Walter said...

Witches & Halloween are always a favorite of mine. And you captured them both perfectly!!! pjrquilter at msn dot com

Quilt Maniac said...

You are so talented! A great way to start the fall/Halloween season.

LynnJ in Wis said...

Love your witch! Just bought the pattern so I could use this fabric. Thanks!