Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Color Inspiration: Blood Oranges


Color inspiration truly is everywhere and if you are ever in need of a quick fix, just visit your local produce supplier.


Blood Oranges. Are they not gorgeous?! I have been enjoying this delectable fruit for the last few years, and am always delighted when they become available. The deep reddish, purple coloring comes from the presence of anthocyanins, which are a type of plant pigments found in many different flowers and fruits, but generally not found in most citrus fruits.... which makes these babies extra special.


For this quilt, I used colors found in the blood oranges and for some pop and zing added some contrasting greens and blues.



I continue to be enamored by the Moda Grunge fabrics, (by Basic Gray). Love that they work as solids but have that layer of added interest, which reminds me of worn and exposed paint. (You may remember I first started using the Grunge fabrics when making this quilt in shades of off-white and brown.)


This colorful little quilt is now available in my shop here. (Now SOLD)
Hope you all have a joyful and colorful week! xo

23 comments:

Lisa said...

What a powerful color .. and combined with the understated blues ...... wow ........ absolutely splendid!!

Michele said...

Gorgeous! I've been looking all over for blood oranges.

Gail Baar said...

This is beautiful- I love the colors!

Clare Wassermann said...

and boy they do pop and zing!

Nancy in MT said...

Love the bloody orange, great description of a beautiful red, and I'm off to look for that Moda Grunge, have never seen it before, but I like the look, great quilt.

Esch House Quilts said...

Such a gorgeous quilt! I'm a fan of Grunge fabrics too, but most of mine are still in a stack waiting for me to get to them :)

Rachel Hauser said...

I don't think I've told you before, that I always enjoy the quote at the top of your blog. Thanks for that!

MariQuilts said...

Beautiful....I have been collecting some of those fabrics for a while.

Alison said...

Wow..this really caught my eye on my Blog Reader..it's stunning. We are eating blood oranges in SE Asia this week, imported from the USA!

Lauren said...

I have never left you a comment before - just sat back and followed quietly. But that first picture is soooo stunning I had to say something. The richness of the colors, the quilt, the placement of the oranges with the quilt...just perfect. Beautiful picture.

Kit Lang said...

Love the colours - and the fabric is beautiful. Love the way you used it. :)

beth lehman said...

beautiful! ~amazing color!

Ingrid Duffy @Fable of the Table said...

What stunning colour combinations you have used here. I love it and will definitely look for this grunge fabric, it's just what I could use right now.
I x

Diane J. Evans said...

Beautiful, Victoria -- you captured the colors perfectly.

Diane

Katie said...

This is gorgeous!! wow!
I can ssee why it sold right away.
Blood oranges--wonderful inspiration.

Jenny M said...

Just stunning!

Natasha said...

I love what you did with your inspiration. I have been thinking lately about how to quilt more from inspiration and less from patterns.

Corinnea said...

Blood oranges in fabric..... you're awesome! That's the difference between you and me. I have a blood orange and I think, "wow, yummy" you have one and thing, "wow, quilt"...

Love the styling of your photo. The whole thing is yummy!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Fantastic inspiration! I was impatiently waiting the blood oranges this year. Pregnancy brought on a serious citrus craving.

Pippa said...

So lovely! The pictures are as gorgeous as the quilt.

Ben said...

Those are amazing colours! It's so true what you say, though - just look at the fresh produce that's available locally to get some inspiration...

Dee said...

I love what the pairing of the uneven color with your geometric designs and very skillful, even, stitching lines does.

Septiembre said...

Impresionante, que colorido.