Monday, 25 January 2010

Orange Peel

I know that a lot of you are following the Joseph's Coat blocks with Kellie at Don't Look Now, and I have enjoyed seeing what you are doing. They certainly are colourful and challenging to make. Now, I am a glutton for punishment and in the very early days when I first spotted this block in blogland I decided to have a go for myself.

I love to draft patterns and as this is already a well documented block I had to have a go. Many sheets of paper later I came up with a 12" diameter circle and the pattern pieces to hand piece the block. Progress is pitifully slow but tonight I have finished another block. It doesn't really take that long to make a block, it is just that I have a lot of things on the go at once and getting round to it is the hard part. This is my work in progress. 4 Done, 35 to go and something else to cross off the List for January. Yippee. If I manage half of the list this month it will be a miracle.

You might like to know how I work. My friends think it is funny but I decide on a project and it ends up in a box almost like a kit. I cut everything out and have a working diagram so that I know exactly what to do should I not pick it up again for months, as is usually the case. As you see - Pink. I did say I liked Pink. Has it depleted my stash? Not a bit of it.

My friend Wendy ( wendyswistfulquilts ) is having a go too but she is doing the applique method. I just love hand piecing. The graph paper can be downloaded from the Moda web site.

Love Shirl.x


  1. I am amazed by your organisation. I should take some lessons if you could only see my sewing room. I had toyed with the thought of doing this quilt but I know it would end up being another UFO.

  2. I wanted to make this quilt but not enough time for now...yours is wonderful, love pink !