collage aPeel ~ my newest pattern {coming soon!}

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happy monday fellow fabric, quilter and sewing buddies!

… and happy summer quilting days!

this is a fun quilt i’ve been happily spending summer hours working on, writing instructions for a new pattern. based on that sweetly wonderful, classic ‘orange peel’ quilting shape.  cut quickly and accurately through the accuquilt Go! system. i simply used  an orange peel die shape, and a 5″ block shape… and steam a seam lite 2!


i fused all my orange peel fabrics to the steam a seam lite 2 first ~ in blue/turquoise batiks in light, medium and dark values. and then the play action began.  finished with fused flowers, {from my great stash!}. i used two different scales for the flowers; large and small.  the largest is about 5-7 inches in diameter, and the small ones are about 2-3″ or so in diameter.  give or take!

quilted with black cotton thread for a sketchy look around the flowers, and in the border.

and then i also quilted  with white cotton thread for the background blocks. all very sketchy, and just free and fun.

this is what that quilting looks like from the backside, as the black shows up so well:

and black outlining around the flowers in the center of each of the blocks:

black and white.  {and lots of color} and collaged-type of technique, is truly easy… and magical!  

i’m so excited to announce this is my newest pattern, coming to the etsy shop soon!  it’s so fun to make it several other sizes… and i will show those soon, too!

enJoy ~
soli deo gloria

Comments 4

  1. How scrumptious is this? Wow I love the different size flowers and your fabric selection and free motion is out of this world. The back is just a beautiful Leslie! Lovely pattern! I love this!!

  2. That is truly cute and easy, and here's me needle turning my 'orange peel' shapes left over from my Drunkard's Path. Oh well, it's a grab and go project. How many are there of you? You are so prolific!

  3. Darn it, Leslie! Why can't can't I/we think of these obviously simple and delightful things? You are obviously Marveles! 🙂

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