Friday, July 11, 2014

Sisters and the Orange Peel QAL

Happy Summer everyone !

It is late and I am one tired girl... but I had to pop in here and type up a post real quick. 

I'm in the midst of packing and getting ready to head over the mountain to spend some time in Sisters!  It's the annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show this weekend!  I'm so excited to be able to attend again this year. 

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2013

I even entered a quilt this year!  I'll share more with ya, on that, when I return... :) 

So....I always like to have a project to take along on my travels.  Last month the husband and I took a 2 week vacation.  While we were on the road, I crocheted my little heart out.  But, I wanted something Quilty to take this time too... 

When Amber {Gigi's Thimble / Little Bit Biased} posted the other day about the mini orange peel quilt she's making....I couldn't help but get everything together to make one myself!  A little hand applique will be the perfect "take along project" for my trip!

Photo Credit:  Martingale / Photographer Brent Kane

Amber and I are using the Orange Peel pattern from this book:

Photo Credit:  Martingale / Photographer Brent Kane

101 Fabulous Small Quilts!  It's brought to you by Martingale and it IS fabulous!  Such great quilts in this book.  So much inspiration in one place...  Patterns for doll quilts, wall quilts, table runners, lap quilts and lots more. I'm so glad Amber posted about it... 

AND...Amber was doing a little googling on Orange Peel blocks and quilts and came across Jessica's Orange Peel QAL ! And it just started!  How cool is that... So Amber and I decided to join along...  You can find the details to Jessica's QAL, on her blog...HERE...

Amber and I will be posting our Orange Peel quilt along progress on Instagram! I'm jodinelsons and Amber is gigisthimble... The hashtag for the QAL is #orangepeelqal

I decided to use the popular freezer paper method for my orange peels.  Amber is also. In fact she's going to do a little tutorial on her blog in the near future, so be watching.

These are the fabrics I've chosen for my orange peels... I plan on hanging this quilt in my studio. Will be lots of fun! 

Amazon has 101 Fabulous Small Quilts with free shipping if you have Amazon Prime... You can find it HERE... 

Photo Credit:  Martingale / Photographer Brent Kane

{a little more about this "fabulous" book! = Styles range from two-color quilts to totally scrappy quilts. There are some great designs and patterns in this book. And the reviews on Amazon are all 4 stars or more!}

If you join along with us, you must let us know!  We would love to have you quilting along with us... Orange Peel style!  

Happy Sewing and I'm excited to come back and share some pics from Sisters! 



David James said...

You shared very good and unique design and really very creative!

Jessica said...

Thank you so much for posting about my QAL! I can't wait to see your project. :)

Amber Johnson said...


I LOVE the fabrics you've chosen for the orange peels! It will be amazing. And I love your little crocheted blocks. I need to learn how to make those someday! And good luck with your quilt in the Sister's quilt show. I can't wait to see it! That's exciting!!!

Have a great trip!

Melanie said...

I live in Illinois and am visiting my sisters near Seattle. My niece is taking me to Sisters and we are leaving any time now. I'm so excited!!!

Deonn said...

Ooooh, wish I could go to Sisters! Have a marvelous time, and I look forward to your pictures, especially to see your own quilt in the show!
Now these little orange peels look so fun! Love your collection - maybe I'll lurk along...I've been cleaning out the sewing room and found my UFO pile of orange peel hexies - this seems like a good motivator!

Tina Craig said...

That all looks like fun! Sisters, the crochet project and the orange peels. Enjoy!

Becky said...

Have fun! I know how much you look forward to this trip. Been thinking on ya lately. Much love to you and the family.

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Des said...

What brand of yarn do you use? It looks shiny and soft. I love, love your crochet and can't wait to see that done!!


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