Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, August 24, 2014

My Orange Peel Finish

This summer I have had a ton of fun making mini and baby sized quilts, mostly so that I could try some different techniques and enjoy designing my own quilts.  An added bonus has been making most of these projects out of fabric from my stash!

I think my most favorite finish is my orange peel mini which I just completed this afternoon.



The orange peels are made out of several fat quarters of Mimi by Chez Moi for Moda.  I have had them since last fall and I was just waiting for the perfect project to showcase this beautiful material!  The background squares are low volume fabrics that I have been collecting.  For the backing I used a fun multi-colored polka dot fat quarter from my stash, and I used the leftovers from the orange peels to make the binding.  This mini finished at 18 1/2 inches by 18 1/2 inches.

To quilt this mini, I stitched around each orange peel and then used this idea from Crazy Old Ladies quilts to add echoing lines in the space between the orange peels.  I love the pattern the quilting created!


I am linking up this week with Quilty Habit for the Orange Peel QAL, as well as Sew Cute Tuesday and Needle and Thread Thursday.  Have a happy week!

14 comments:

  1. I love your echo quilting! It really adds more dimension.

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  2. I love your quilting! Very cute finish. And I love your tangerine fiesta on it...Just like mine!

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  3. This little quilt is just the sweetest thing! Every little detail, from fabrics to awesome quilting, is great!

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  4. I love it. Your quilting is just fabulous on it too.

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  5. It is so beautiful!!! It is so fun to work from your stash, isn't it? This is a great finish. The quilting fantastic and it highlights the blocks beautifully. Love it!

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  6. Your quilting looks fabulous, and the quilt is very cheerful and pretty. Nice finish!

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  7. This is so sweet, I love the fabrics and quilting! (psst you forgot to list how big it is and I think you have it in the wrong size category for the QAL).

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  8. Hi! Like Renee said above, if you wouldn't mind linking this to the "mini" category instead of the quilt category - I don't know the dimensions but it looks like that's where it belongs. Thank you!

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  9. Looks great! I love the way you quilted it!

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  10. Very pretty orange peel. I'd like to make one : )

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  11. I meant to actually comment on how beautiful this is before! Sorry I neglected to do so. ANYway, it IS gorgeous and I just love your quilting!!

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  12. Oh how pretty. I love the quilting you did on this quilt.

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  13. I love your echo quilting. It really complements the orange peel design! Did you use a walking foot to do the quilting?

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  14. Such a beautiful design and great choice of colors! Your workmanship is very good.

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