Pages

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Orange Peel Baby Quilt Top

Last week I finished the top of my Orange Peel baby quilt. I'm so, so excited about this one so I begged my sister to help me take a few pictures. :)


This quilt is an original design - an experiment in split orange peels, low volume, and scrappy (somewhat planned) improv piecing. I'll be sharing more about the process when it's *really* all finished.


I just realized I look headless behind the quilt... hahaha! I must have been looking at the sky.


I'm quilting it now! As I explained in this week's post of the Orange Peel Quilt-A-Long, I top-stitched my orange peels after I fused them. I'm free-motion quilting all over the low volume background with whatever design fits my mood... and it will be done soon! Anna Maria Horner's cross-stitch like Dowry fabric is my choice for the backing (a little beautiful relief from piecing backs). I think I'm going to bind it in the same fabric. :)


I'm so excited to announce that I will be teaching this quilt at Pennington Quilt Works this coming October (the 6th and 20th)!!! This is the first of three classes I have planned to teach. I'll update the blog soon with a tab and much more info, including registration! If you live in the PA/NJ/DE area, I hope you'll consider this two-part class! I am ecstatic to be an official teacher of quilting (one of my dreams) - I'll be talking more about this soon. :)

Outtakes:


Silly sister.

Linking up to Fabric Tuesday, WIP Wednesday, Sew Cute Tuesday, Needle and Thread Thursday,


Subscribe to The Wonky Press,
the original bi-monthly modern quilting newsletter!

* indicates required

25 comments:

  1. It's wonderful and that back fabric is perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  2. It's so fun, and I know you have enough of that Pretty Potent to use on other quilts! Can't wait to see the finished quilt. I'm so excited for your teaching opportunity! I totally want to teach quilting someday too.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Terrific layout! Really fresh and modern, beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Awesome top!! I can't wait to see how you quilt it. I really like the randomness (even if it was planned lol) of the orange peels. Very cool!

    Congrats on the teaching gig!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is gorgeous - the pretty petals/peels really stand out against the low volume background!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Very lovely quilt top and I'm so pleased at your teaching gig - very cool!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Congratulations!!!!! What an awesome announcement and a beautiful quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Exciting news! Your quilt top is looking really good. You go girl!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thats a really interesting design and use of fabrics. quite different from anything I have tried myself and I love the low volume background. Visiting via Sew Cute Tuesday.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Congratulations! I taught a quilting class for a group of local women a couple of years ago and loved the experience. Have fun with it. The quilt is beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi Jess! I love your quilt! It is beautiful and unique! Congratulations for the classes! x Teje

    ReplyDelete
  12. I too love the contrast of fabrics. I would love to take the class if I were closer....looks like it would be a lot of fun!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love the movement of the color on the low volume - beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love it- I'd call it a very successful experiment! And you're using one of my all time fave fabrics for backing...

    ReplyDelete
  15. Congratulations! This is utterly charming! And that's great news about your teaching gig. PQW is lucky to get you.

    ReplyDelete
  16. so happy for you, that quilt is awesome. I am a sucker for scrappy low volume and the gray touches are great!

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a delightful quilt!! And best wishes in the teaching foray -- I've been teaching gals to quilt for 35 years and still enjoy it a great deal!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Very cool quilt top! Have fun with the teaching! And tha k you for linking up at TGIFF.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Love this! And all of my favorite things too, scrappy low vol and AMH with the awesomeness of orange peels all rolled into one! Can't wait to see it all finished up!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi! What a fun quilt! this experiment turned out great!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I really love the way this quilt is turning out!

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...