Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Orange Peels!



So I'm taking part in the Orange Peel Quilt along over at Quilty Habit.  It's one of those shapes that I've always loved how they look and have always wanted to try them, because there are so many great tutorials that promise to make it really easy.  


Last night I just got the urge to do it.  It was weird, and I was just going to work for an hour or so to get the peels started, but hours later, I was still going.


This tutorial from Crazy Old Ladies is so simple.  You just trace the peel onto interfacing, sew it to the right side of your fabric, then trim and turn right side out.  Magically, you have all your raw edges inside and a nice peel that will hold it's shape when you sew it down.

Pay no attention to the gross carpet.  Weeks of rain + two kids and a dog = nastiness.

I combined that super simple method with glue basting, and by the end of the night, I had enough blocks for a decent wall hanging if I went with the random layout, but I laid them out in a rainbow vine, and they were just awesome.  It'll probably still be a wall hanging, but I might end up making it a lap quilt that I hang on my quilt rack in the living room.

Linking up with Lee for WIP Wednesday!

13 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! I love the peels! Such a fun shape! I love the idea of making this a wall hanging! This is really going to pop!

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  2. Orange peels are one of my favorites. These are great. I'm off to check out that tutorial.

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  3. I like both your layouts! Rainbow + low volume wins my heart every time. Thanks for the link to the tutorial, I'm going to check that out.

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  4. I really want to make this quilt. Yours is going to be beautiful!

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  5. Ooooh, I like the rainbow layout, too! How cool that you got sucked into the project; I love it when that happens!

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  6. I love orange peels! Nice idea with the interfacing. And there's a lot to love about glue basting!

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  7. I love this technique... if you use a fusible interfacing you can skip the glue and just press them where you want them stuck:-) Can't wait to see it finished!!!

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  8. I am so tempted to start one of these! Thank you for the link. Your orange peels look amazing!

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  9. Your petals are lovely! I'm a little more drawn to the order and predictability of the second layout, but both are really beautiful!

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  10. I really don't know which I like better! They are both gorgeous! Glad the tutorial worked out for you. I know I'm hankering to make more peels. :) Thanks for joining in!

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  11. I'm working on a similar color scheme with mine too. Loving it so far! Much easier than I imagined.

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  12. Looking good! Both ways :-)

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