Orangeman's Day

by Victoria Carroll-Parkhill
(Gilmanton Iron Works, NH, USA)

Orangeman's Day Quilt

Orangeman's Day Quilt

This quilt began with a pricey workshop on salt-hand-dyed muslin. I used the salt and red and yellow dyes, hoping to get something like a Tequila Sunrise. Instead, I got "Highway Safety Cone Orange!" Too frugal to not use it, I made this quilt for my sister to honor our Northern Ireland Protestant ancestors that we celebrate every July 12th. To balance both the colors and the politics, I added generous amounts of green fabrics to the quilt.
Vic in NH USA

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Jun 06, 2012
Safety Cone Orange
by: Joanne

Your hand-dyed orange may be Safety Coned colored but the addition of the green tempers its brightness. I think the quilt is lovely.

Aug 05, 2011
WOW You do quilting. It is beautiful!
by: Chris Maxfield Petipas

I was roaming the net looking for quilt show information and low and behold there was your name. I said to myself "self, there can only be one Victoria Carrol Parkhill"(hopefully). Karen said you lived in New Hampshire. I have a farm in Loudon on Old Shaker Road. If you are Victoria from Foxboro many years ago and would like to walk down memory lane, give me a call 508 577 1033, if not love your quilt any way.
with fond memories,

Jan 06, 2010
Color Catchers
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much for your compliments!
When I gave this to my sister, I gave her a box of "Color Catchers" by Shout from the supermarket in case those dyes are at all, "iffy." I use that stuff whenever I prewash anything with red dye in it and I haven't had any more pink underwear. LOL
Vic in NH

Jan 05, 2010
by: Tammy

Thanks for sharing your picture. I'm glad you used the fabric in this quilt. I think it turned out very nice, even though it's not what you intended. We all have things like that!

Jan 05, 2010
Orangeman's Day quilt
by: Colleen

Your quilt is beautiful and the colors are striking for sure. How interesting to salt dye your own muslin! Great job!!!

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