Monday, January 2, 2012

Tangerine Tango Quilt Challenge

A few weeks ago I blogged about the Tangerine Tango Quilt Challenge that Ali and I came up with. I'm super excited to create something because orange/tangerine is not something I use very often. Marc has always loved orange so maybe I'll come up with some sort of manly quilt for him.

Today the challenge officially kicks off & we've got a few rules and guidelines:


1. There will be 2 categories:

- Minis: Longest side under 30". Pillows, table runners, place mats, mug rugs, etc. will count as minis.
- Quilts: any size from baby to bed

2. Oranges should be as "tango-y" as possible, but all shades of orange are welcome.

3. Focus should be on Tangerine, but one other color and one neutral can be included in the quilts. For our purposes, neutrals include shades of white, cream, beige, brown, gray, and black.

4. The contest will run from January 2nd through March 2nd, 2012. The top 10 finalists in each category will be announced on March 5th and winners will be announced on March 12th.

5. You can submit one entry per category. Entries should be completed projects, including quilting & binding.

You can see the rest of the guidelines & how to enter at this Flickr thread.

The two best matches in my stash to Tangerine according to Kona.

I was searching through my stash and wasn't surprised to find it really lacking in the oranges/tangerines. I knew that it was a color I used a lot but I had almost NOTHING. The more I have had it on the brain I've been noticing some great fabrics that are tangerine & I think I'm going to have to add some to my stash!

We've had a few great shops put together some special bundles for us just for Tangerine Tango!

From Del Ray Fabrics: 11 FQs for $34.99

Tangerine Tango - Del Ray Bundle

From Fat Quarter Shop: 12 FQs for $39.00

TangerineTangoChallenge-Fat Quarter Shop

I'm excited to add some of these pretty fabrics to my stash and use them to create something cool for this challenge! I hope a lot of people will join in. If you want to sew something with orange but don't want to officially enter the challenge that's OK too. Or if you're too busy the next 2 months & just want to complete a quilt top or something - still put your pictures in our Flickr group. The main thing we want to see is how people are using Tangerine Tango in their sewing - so feel free to join in at any level!


  1. super nice, i love it :) orange is such a clever color

  2. Recharge & Move forward! That's what this color is all about. Here are a few pics of how i'll be wearing it.

  3. this tangerine color is already one of my faves, so it shouldn't really be too challenging. More challenging is actually finishing a quilt by the deadline!

  4. Love this idea!
    Tangerine is such a fun color!
    (and I'm so tired of sewing with Christmas fabrics!)

  5. I love this idea because orange has not been my color and I have had this orange yard of fabric in my stash for ever and in the last month have vowed to use it, as my own little challenge. is a link to a blog post about my first use of this god awful fabric. And now your challenge has me on the path of using up some more of it. yea! I'm almost done with it and will post when finished. thanks for the challenge idea:)

  6. Really fun!! I just bought a bunch of orange and aqua and gray... maybe I'll have to get busy!!



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