Tangerine Tango Quilt Challenge

If you follow color trends, you may be aware that last week Pantone announced the 2012 color of the year: Tangerine Tango!

From the Pantone website: “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”

Personally, I am very into oranges and love it! But Erin wasn't sure about how well the color would translate into quilts and sewing. We smelled a challenge!


Get ready! Starting in January, Erin and I will be hosting a Tangerine Tango Quilt Challenge. Check back for more details after the holidays and join our Flickr group to stay in the loop. There will be awesome prizes and great guest judges!!

I've already started shopping for some yummy tangerines...

Tangerine tango
1. Free Spirit Designer Solid in Tango 2. TaDot Tangerine 3. Lizzy House Jewels in Orange 4. *VOILE* Solid in Tangerine 5. Alice Kennedy Orange Crush Wavy Optical Stripe Punch 6. dear Stella Meet Me at Sunset Stella Dot Orange 7. Half Moon Modern Big Zig Zag Tangerine 8. Kona Tangerine 9. Half Moon Modern Scissors Tangerine


  1. Wow, this is a zinger color for Pantone. I had not heard of their pick yet, so thanks for the info. I can imagine some great quilts will come of this.

  2. Michelle is going to be all over this challenge!

  3. Saw this and thought wow, that is one bright colour. Not sure I can handle it! Great idea for a challenge though!

  4. Bwahahaha, I can vividly remember my mum and dad telling me about when they were looking for their first house in the 70s and finding one that was painted in the most popular colours of the time, including Scintillating Tango, guess we've come round full circle again :oD (They didn't get that house BTW ;o) )

  5. I'm going to give your challenge a try. I just bought Pezzy Prints and Half Moon Modern charm packs. Hopefully I can use them for it.


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