Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WIP Wednesday: More Orange Peels

Can you believe there are only two weeks until the final linky party for the Orange Peel QAL opens? I can't! The party will be open from August 23 to September 8, which is more than 2 weeks on its own. As I said in this week's post, you still have plenty of time to whip up something for one of the three categories (quilts, minis, and just the top)! Check out more info on the categories and the prizes from the amazing QAL sponsors right here.

I really wanted to make something else during the QAL, and the opportunity fell into my lap this weekend. Since I showed her Scatter, my mom has been bugging me about making a similar quilt for her bed (soon to be a queen, luckily - I flat out said no to a king bed since I want to quilt it myself). It's a good bugging though because we have to talk quilts. :) She's a very faithful blog reader - hi Mom!

Anyway, this new project I've been craving was inspired by this g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s. Katarina Roccella Indelible print that Mom has fallen in love with:

I took out the peach color, though, because it just wasn't doing it for me. Combined with low volume fabrics, I think the rainbow of colors below will be just perfect:

I started the long and somewhat arduous process of cutting, stitching, and flipping over 30 leaves. It took me about 6 hours to finish - I was going at a pretty relaxed pace and very much enjoying myself. :) I didn't have to do it all this weekend but it was just calling to me and I had the time... so there you go. The most exciting part is that I'm experimenting with a mix of small (5.5" background) and large (10.5" background) leaves this time. I absolutely can't wait to make these into an improv quilt for my mom! Plus, it's giving me even more structure for my class!


  1. It's going to be so pretty! For realz I'm going to go start on mine today...right after I get a cup of coffee.

  2. Your mom has great taste, that indelible print is lovely! And nice job pulling the coordinating prints!! I can't wait to see more of this quilt.

  3. I totally gave in and bought a FQ bundle of Indelible (yay sales!). I am totally going to steal this color scheme :) Can't wait to see how the different size peels work out. They look awesome so far!


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