I was pretty productive this week. I put my orange peels together. I plan on adding a 1 inch border of white, so I do not lose any points when I add the binding. I am planning on echo quilting the orange peels into the white a few times.
My mom arrived back in town early in the week, so we got together to sew on Thursday and I started on this Lori Holt pattern. I am using navy Kona instead of white and I used a layer cake of Bonnie and Camille's Marmalade.
I did add in a couple of other fabrics from their Scrumptious and Happy Go Lucky lines because there were a couple of repeats. The blocks are all done and I just need to play with the layout. We also sewed together on Friday with Lindsey.
Saturday, I made some flying geese for my Love Blooms Here BOM I have been working on all year.
I am continuing to make progress on my Quilty Stitches. I think a new block comes out tomorrow which is good timing because I am catching up! I plan on working on this for Slow Stitching Sunday today. Check out what everyone else is working on here http://kathysquilts.blogspot.com
I also got this on my iPad yesterday from the library which interrupted my quilting plans...I read half of it yesterday and will probably read the rest today, but it is on my iPad which means I can't sit outside and read too much glare. I am just thrilled to have a book that I can't stop reading!
I love your orange peel top. The color placement is great. I don't think I would ever think to use the navy blue as a background color, but I love it. I am looking forward to seeing the finished result. Great flying geese and cross-stitch. I have to get back to my cross-stitching. Busy quilting.ReplyDelete
Your Orange Peel quilt is great. I love the way the colours merge into each other. It's a lovely fresh quilt. Well done!ReplyDelete
Your orange peel is wonderful! I love the idea of using navy instead of white. Looking forward to seeing it once it is assembled.ReplyDelete
Oh I love your Orange Peel too. My fingers are itching to start one now. It is very lovely. Bee in my bonnet will look so different with a navy background! Great idea. Can't wait to see more of it.ReplyDelete
I, too, love your orange peel top! Rainbow colors are always my favorite! I enjoy seeing all of your projects.ReplyDelete
The orange peel is looking gorgeous. How lovely to sew with your mum! XReplyDelete
The orange peel is looking amazing. Great work on that one.ReplyDelete
Love the look of the new quilt, too.
And the cross stitch is nearly done!!
Love your orange peel quilt! So bright against the white. I really need to pull mine out and get it together.ReplyDelete
OH my goodness... I love your orange peel! I have lots of blocks made for one, but haven't worked on it for a while. You inspired me to get it out again and get going on it!ReplyDelete
Navy is going to be stunning in that pattern! Looking forward to seeing that one come together!ReplyDelete
Yep! That orange peel is spectacular! The color placement is just Perfect. I love your cross stitch and can't wait to see it when its done. I used to cross stitch but haven't for years and years. Jennifer Weiner is a favorite author. Her stories and characters stay with me after the last page. Isn't it great to find a book you can t put down?ReplyDelete
Your orange peels quilt is AWESOME! I love the colors.ReplyDelete
those orange peels are amazing! great designReplyDelete
I love the fresh summer colours and beautiful piecing of your orange peel quilt top...can't wait to see it finished!ReplyDelete
your orange peel top is gorgeous. I love the pattern and the layout of colours you've chosen. I've not been around much recently so don't recall seeing - is it appliqued or pieced?ReplyDelete
I like the idea of using the dark blue as a neutral, I've seen a few other people starting to think along those lines recently so I look forward to seeing the end results
Congrats on the orange peel finish...I love the bright colors.ReplyDelete
That new project is going to look great with the dark background...clearly you've been quite busy! :)
Love the colors in you orange peel.ReplyDelete
Your orange peel are beautiful! Love the colors.ReplyDelete
Your orange peel quilt is stunning! I really like the way you arranged the colors. I like how you arranged them by color in a random sort of way. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
You've been busy! I love the orange peels and, well, everything actually!ReplyDelete
I love your orange peels and your Lori Holt pattern is going to be beautiful with the navy! Your Quilty Stitches are looking good! :)ReplyDelete
beautiful orange peels! love the colors. Also I love your choice to use navy as a backing instead of white. Those Bonnie and Camille prints are going to POP! I just started the quilty stitches this weekend - your look fabulous!ReplyDelete
That navy is going to be awesome!!! And I am so loving seeing all of these cross stitch quilt blocks popping up. How neat!!!ReplyDelete
absolutely love the rainbow orange peels- and the extra white border is a great idea!ReplyDelete
Where are you getting your quilty stitches from? All your work is so pretty!!!ReplyDelete
I love your rainbow orange peels!ReplyDelete
Awesome orange peels!ReplyDelete
the orange peels look fantastic!ReplyDelete
Love your orange peel quilt!ReplyDelete
Love your orange peel! I bought everything to start mine, now just to do it!ReplyDelete
Just love your orange peel quilt. Mmmm - wonder if I could make one?ReplyDelete
Love, love, love your orange peel quilt! The colours are so crisp and bright against the white background... and those Quilty Stiches are tempting me back to cross-stitch! :)ReplyDelete
I LOVE your Orange Peel quilt. It came out fabulous. Glad that you persevered (you're a better woman than I am). Enjoy your visit with your Mom.ReplyDelete
I too love your Orange Peel....looks like you are getting a lot done before the new school year starts...ReplyDelete
How nice that you got to sew with your mother. My mother lived with us the last ten years of her life. She sewed a lot over the years but could no longer sew when she was with us. She got me to making quilts though at that time.ReplyDelete
The orange peels look amazing!! Great job. Are you going to enter it into the Orange Peel Quilt A Long linky in a couple of weeks? :) It's over on my blog, Quilty Habit!ReplyDelete