Friday, February 12, 2010

Orange Peel Revisted

One of my goals this year was to make one orang peel block a week as part of a quilt along. Now these blocks are hand appliqued and I am slow at hand applique. But I decided to give it a try and play along. Here's my first block.....


I was pretty pleased with how the block turned out. However it took me a long time to do it and I did not really enjoy the whole process involved with making the petals. One thing I often hear about is how it's important to enjoy the whole process of creating and not dwell on the finished product.

So decided this is going to be my last Orange Peel block since the process was not enjoyable to me. But I still wanted to do something "Orange". So I decided to make an Orange Zinger! Doesn't that like a cocktail?

The Orange Zinger is make from a base fabric and selvages. I had tons of fun picking out which selvages to use and stitching them down. Plus it was a little stroll down memory lane to see some selvages from past quilts.



So I'm swapping out my Orange Peel  for the Orange Zinger! Here's the link to make your own Zinger quilt at the Selvage blog....

I also won this week a selvage needle case from a give away at Scraps n Strings. She has a really cool spiderweb quilt so check it out.

Anyone else done a selvage quilt?

kathy

5 comments:

Jackie said...

Your Orange Zinger is going to be just gorgeous! i love the orange as a base color. Great choice!

Chris said...

I have a boatload of questions.... how did you get all four sections even? And, the edges of each strip...did you sew like... 1/8 from the bound selvage edge? the edges are not enclosed in a seam?

Chris said...

And.. what do you mean you never win anything?!?! you won Ed!! That's the gradn prize of a lifetime!

Kathy said...

You cut out your base square which is orange for me, and then sew the selvages on top. You just sew really close to the selvage edge and overlap the next selvage on the raw edge to enclose it. Then when it is all done just trim it up. If you click on the link on the sidebar, it leads to a great tutorial with pixs.

Ed is a grand prize but he did not come in the mail and it is always exciting getting things in the mail!

Darlee Byron said...

Beautiful blocks!! Both are very cheerful and I agree - the creating process should be enjoyable... and finding what you love the most!! Your orange zinger will look amazing!!