Cara-Cara-Kumquat

Say that two or three times–it just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?

Cara Cara is a type of sweet navel orange that has pinky flesh, and is an early navel variety.  Kumquats are a small sour orange fruit that you pop in your mouth and eat–skin and all–and although it makes your face pucker up when you first bite into it, it leaves your mouth feeling really fresh.  I pull one off our trees out front when I’m going somewhere as it freshens my breath.  Add them together and you get the name of my latest quilt: that pinky-orange 9-patch that I’ve been working on for a while.

My husband held up the quilt this afternoon in bright sunlight, so it’s really on full wattage.  It’s a little more mellow indoors.

The quilting, by Cathy of CJ Designs, is a heart-and-loops design.

The back is pieced, and is a Marimekko fabric from Crate and Barrel’s Outlet Store (which regretfully moved 90 minutes away from my house–how I am supposed to get my quilt backs now?).  This is supposed to be stylized fruits (see the grapes?) but sometimes I wonder if the people in Sweden have different fruit than we do.  Let’s be real: I chose it for the colors.

Yeah, okay.  I’m proud of those corners.

Had enough?

That’s all for Cara-Cara-Kumquat. It’s going on my bed for a while, so I can really enjoy it.

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