applique orange peels quilt

Rotating quilt, an orange peels quilt- WIP

An Orange Peels quilt Pt1

I started this orange peels quilt during our summer vacations, where I needed something to have on-the-go. I had tried English Paper Piecing, and now I wanted a different challenge. So applique was the next technique on my bucket list. Sewing in the sand or when the baby was sleeping was my initial motivation.

The most easy type of applique is Orange peels. And as some of you know, applique quilts need some prior preparation. I found a free template online and I started preparing my blocks for our upcoming vacations. Marking fabrics, cutting the orange peels and choosing more and more fabrics.

rotating quilt

orange peels quilt

I had purchased a lot of this purple cotton solid, that in my surprise, I found out that it can be combined with many of my printed fabrics. I pulled fabrics mainly from the Flea Market Fancy line, several Art Gallery Fabrics, some Amy Butler and some fat quarters and scraps that did not fit anywhere.

applique orange peels quilt

Some interesting quilt stats:

  • I am making 56 twelve inch blocks, and in total of 224 six inch orange peel blocks.
  • I was able to cut 12 orange peels per fat quarter, so only very small scraps where left from those fabrics.

applique orange peels quilt

applique orange peels quilt

applique orange peels quilt

applique orange peels quilt

applique orange peels quilt

I’ll share more interesting data on this quilt and its process as soon as I finish the quilt top, which I hope will be before the end of this year’s-quarter.

This Week’s statistics

Swoon quilt: made all the blocks but haven’t pieced them together.
By the sea quilt: basted and ready for quilting.
Farmer’s Wife Quilt: I did not make any progress whatsoever.
Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Quilt: no progress.
Vintage embroidery quilt: I have to write about this quilt as soon as possible, in order to commit myself to make it. It has been tooo long on my to-do list,
Square quilts: I have already pieced 3 quilt tops and I will soon find the time to blog about it.

Summary of this week stats

Completed projects – 0
New projects – 0
Currently in progress – 9

Linking to: Let’s Bee Social (by Sew Fresh quilts), Needle and Thread Thursday (by My quilt infatuation), Can I get a Whoop whoop (by Confessions of a fabric addict)

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February 11, 2017 11:18 am

Your orange peel quilt is so pretty, and that purple works so well! I love your work, keep it up!

February 11, 2017 4:22 pm

Thank you Louisa for your kind words!

Melanie Meyer
February 8, 2017 10:39 pm

Wow, just jumped over from Let’s Bee Social and I don’t know where to start. Loved the quilt. Now totally in love with your web design and your weekly stats. Can I steal/ copy that?!? Anyway that quilt is gorgeous and I would have never thought of a violet background but it is just great! Have fun finishing the top and admiring that quilt. It really deserves the attention. Best wishes Melanie

February 9, 2017 5:57 pm

Melanie, I’m so glad you stopped by! Of course you can copy whatever you want (!jaja). Thank you for your kind words!

Love to read your comments!