Tangerine Tango Quilt Challenge - RULES

Here we are in 2012. I really can't believe it!! Let's get the year started right with a little Challenge!
Tangerine Tango Quilt Challenge

As I mentioned before, Pantone's color of the year is Tangerine Tango. Pantone's website describes the color as: “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it. 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.”

1. There will be 2 categories
- Minis: Longest side under 30". Pillows, table runners, etc. will count as mini-quilts
- 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 1 other color and 1 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 Jan. 2 through March 2. The top 10 finalists in each category will be announced on March 5 and winners will be announced on March 14. 

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

1. Since there will be lots of pictures in the Flickr Pool, please make sure to post pictures of your entries in the "Official Entries" threads (there will be 2 - one for minis and one for quilts). Please only post entries in these threads, not questions or comments.

2. Each entry should have 3 photos: full picture and 2 detail pictures.

3. Each entry should include quilt dimensions.

4. Entries should be complete & posted in the correct "Official Entries" thread by midnight PST on March 2nd, 2012. 

*To include photos in your comment, copy the Flickr URL for the picture, then paste it in the comment section between brackets. ex.: [http://www.flickr.com/.....]

We have lined up some great sponsors and judges that we will announce in the coming weeks. To get you started though, we have arranged for a couple shops to create lovely tangerine bundles.

From Del Ray Fabrics: 11 FQs for $34.99

1. Alexander Henry Heath in Paprika
2. Orange Helicopters from Echino
3. Meadow Orange from Heather Ross for Kokka
4. Moda Bella Solid in Orange
5. Half Moon Modern Leaves in Tangerine
6. Half Moon Modern Chevron in Tangerine
7. Laura Gunn's Painters Canvas in Orange
8. Lizzy House Outfoxed Jewels in Orange
9. & 10. 2 prints from City Weekend by Oliver & S, and last but not least, 
11. On the Go in Coral from Sarah Jane's Children at Play Collection

From Fat Quarter Shop: 12 FQs for $39.00
TangerineTangoChallenge-Fat Quarter Shop

1. Treasures and Tidbits Orange Tiny Florals and Dots
2. Remix Tangerine Scatter Dots
3. Essential Dots Tangerine
4. Fairy Tale Friends Orange Pin Dot
5. Michael Miller Tangerine Cotton Couture Solid
6. Pure Organic Orange Solid
7. Safari Sweet Organic Dark Orange Solid
8. Kona Cotton Tangerine
9. Sweet on NYC Orange Swirl
10. Flora Tangerine Feathers
11. Bella Solids Betty's Orange
12. Flora Tangerine Lattice


  1. Hmm, this looks like so much fun, but my January budget is blown, so I'll need to wait til February to enter lol

  2. Okay, I'm in! I already have my idea for the mini category.

  3. I'm very unworthy to participate but love the idea and so I may have to do something mini just for fun =) Love tangerine tango!

  4. What a FUN challenge! I'm going to do my best to participate!

  5. Okay I just finished mine and am getting ready to bind. I want to know if I will be disqualified if I use another color for binding. I am using black and orange solid and then I have a focus fabric that is #cream with black, green, orange, blue, and teal#. I posted a photo in the flickr stream. I was thinking of using teal for the binding but will stick with black if that's a problem. Thanks!

  6. I was just thinking I love tangerine color with some purple and was wanting to get osme fabrics... so maybe I'll do the challenge - and if I don't make it in time, I'll still have something I like :D


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