working with florence.

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I have to be honest with you — oranges, burnt oranges and orange-reds are not colors that I would normally gravitate toward. But after working with Denyse Schmidt’s Chicopee line to make this baby quilt for my friend Melanie’s fourth baby girl, I wanted to work with more of her fabric, whatever color it may be. Even though it’s outside of my [color] wheelhouse, I am really happy with the graphic quality of the quilt. I mixed in a lot of grays that I purchased in a bundle from Pink Chalk Fabrics, and I think the coolness of the grays made the fiery oranges really pop! I’m looking forward to basting and quilting it up this afternoon, because I have a new project waiting in the wings!