Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WIP Wednesday: Orange Peel Edition

This week, I'm mesmerized by another slightly unplanned project. While I wanted to make another sample for my Orange Peels and Improv classes, I wasn't necessarily planning on making another actual quilt-sized quilt. But it just keeps growing, and I don't want it to stop. Ever.

I've inverted the color scheme of "Scatter"- instead of colorful petals on a low volume background, I made white-based low volume petals on a scrappy rainbow background. I hope this will stretch my students' minds and show them more of the possibilities orange peels (and improvisational piecing) have to offer. All petals so far are sewn onto solid squares. I may add smaller petals here and there when I'm finished, because I feel like I'm getting carried away with all the pretty colors. I don't want the petals to disappear in chaos. But... PRETTY SCRAPS! It's a dilemma.

Every time I put solids next to each other, I feel something is missing... but I generally keep it the way it is (printed fabric owns my <3). All in all, I'm currently determined to improv-piece all week long!

 A bad-quality nighttime shot. I just had to share where it is at this point! :)

This is the project inspired by these AMH fabrics... SWOON. I'm including bits of both in the quilt, as you can start to see in the first two pictures.

More soon... I'm feeling under the weather so I'm hoping I have the energy to continue tonight.


  1. Looks lovely so far! The color gradation looks lovely with the scraps and pops of white petals. Hope you feel better soon!

  2. I agree with Renee, I love where the color gradation is going so far! It looks lovely! (And I hope you stay healthy and feel better super fast!)

  3. It looks beautiful! I love orange peels and the lv on solids looks great :)

  4. Love your colors. Purples and greens are my favorites!

  5. I think you're coming along. Looks like purples on one end, greens on the other, like a giant log cabin with that purple square as your center piece. Love the "scatter" idea/affect.

  6. Love how this growing and progressing.

  7. Hope you already are feeling much better. Love this- the LV petals are great.

  8. Oh how nice! Love this whole idea!

  9. you have one of the best senses of color and modern pattern, Jess. I always love popping over here to see what you're up to! This is looking awesome!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation


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