Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Monday, February 1, 2016

63 Days of Orange Peels for Quilty 365


My first two months of Quilty 365 - I started on December 1st of last year.  I am loving how these look up on my design wall!

I decided to make orange peels for my Quilty 365 project, for multiple reasons!  I'm not much of a hand stitcher, so didn't think I would be able to keep up with a project that required hand stitching every day. Plus, I had made a mini using orange peels a couple years ago, and wanted to work with these blocks again in another way.  I like how these blocks are made - sewn to a fusible interfacing and then fused onto the background.  I'll go back and add more stitching when I'm putting the quilt together.  My background is the Modern Backgrounds in Paper by Zen Chic.

Some highlights of the month:

Finally getting to see the new Star Wars movie - January 5th.  The Star Wars stories are a big part of our family life - we loved them as a newly married couple, brought our two boys up on them, and they in turn love them as well.  We also celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary on January 9th, so I had to make one with little hearts for that day!


My husband and I are birdwatchers, and especially enjoy feeding the birds in our backyard.  The squirrels that come are hugely entertaining, but we do spend a lot of time fighting with them to keep them off of the bird feeders!


And for January 31st - an orange peel to go along with my "Paint and Sip" masterpiece of last night. 
Showing our Colorado love!  It was a very fun evening!


I will be linking up with Quilty 365 at Quilty Folk and I'm looking forward to seeing how other people are having fun with this daily project!





13 comments:

  1. I'm happy to see more orange peels! I'm enjoying making them, too.
    Your squirrel one cracks me up!

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    1. We just have to laugh at the squirrels around here! Some days they just won't give up! I had to include them in this project!

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  2. You obviously are having way too much fun with your orange peels, which I love by the way! They're gorgeous.

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  3. This is looking awesome! I see my frog fabric up there. I think this is going to be a really fun quilt!

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  4. What a great idea using the orange peel pattern. love how it's coming together.

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  5. What a fun version to see! I'm loving these orange peel ones.:)

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  6. Your blocks are beautiful and your quilt is going to look fabulous! Christine x

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  7. This is so a-peeling to do your Quilty 365 like this Diann. I love the personalization of your fabric choices! They all look wonderful against the Zen Chic fabric backgrounds too.

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  8. Loved the squirrel story. I finally got squirrel-buster feeders to keep them from enjoying an all day seed buffet at the birds expense. I'm also making orange peel blocks. I love hand appliqué, so mine are done needle turn. What a great variety of choices there are in this challenge.

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  9. I love how your orange peels chronicle your life. :) Congratulations on the 40th! We have the same challenge with squirrels, although our dog does help with that. Love, love, love the paint and sip painting! You need to make yourself a quilt using that as a design. I'm assuming the "sip" part helps you paint? ;)

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  10. I love your orange peels! So happy!

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  11. I love your orange peels! I started with circels but maybe I can do also orenge peels.

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