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.
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.
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.
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
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)