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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Orange Peel Quilt

Ooooh. I've been MIA this week. Here's what I've been working on. 

I'm attempting to make an orange peel quilt from scrap fabrics (preferably ones I already own). I know I'm going to run out eventually, but I'm trying to see how many combinations I can come up with before I go rummaging through remnant bins. 

I'm obviously no good at the pointy ends.

 At first I thought I would make this my October-30-Day challenge, but I'm already behind....

The best part about using scraps is that every fabric has a story.

The brown floral print was discovered in a cupboard in Idaho. We had just moved into the house, so I claimed finders keepers. I love, love, love this fabric. It is slowly disappearing. 

I don't remember where the light blue fabric came apparently its story is boring. 

The chambray came from a ModCloth dress that I refashioned. The yellow stripe is from a thrift store sheet that has been used here, here, and here. It was a great sheet.

The purple floral was stolen from my mother's fabric bin. I'm pretty sure she bought it to make something for me when I was five, so that obviously gave me a right to it. 

The blue stripe came a thrifted Waverly curtain panel (also used here).

Again, the anonymous blue fabric with no history. The bold purple floral was left over from a nursing cover that I made for my sister-in-law.

Hmm....I just realized that two poor squares didn't make it into the lineup. Maybe I'll introduce them next time. 

Coming soon(ish): Mary Poppins costume & felted wool accessories.



  1. Mary Poppins costume?? That's amazing! One of my friends is going to be MP for halloween also. I finally figured out my costume. I'm going to be Tilly from The Birds and have blood and birds attached to a 50's dress. Can't wait! The quilt squares are beautiful!

  2. thanks for sharing.

  3. You need to just "invent" a story about the blue fabric.... then you would have a story about the story! LoL... I've been having fun reading your blog!



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