more tula pink inspiration and collage aPeel pattern now available ~

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hi there ~

yes, it’s more of those timeless, classic shape ~ orange peels!  this time i’ve made up my new pattern into a smaller venue ~ and a slightly different collage kind of “view” too!

this new pattern is now available in the shop, too.  i also have new samples of the pattern hanging at the quilt-a-way here in great falls and the sewing palace in helena, mt.  it’s so easy-peasy, a lovely lap quilt, or wall hanging, and easily made smaller, or larger by adding more blocks.  

i chose a classic colorway in the image below; the lovely duo of turquoise blues and orange… it’s very fun to vary with all kinds of ideas bursting forth!  again, a bit of sketchy quilting, which is also a good option for new free motion quilters:

this one is available for purchase in my etsy shop, too!
the size on this version finished to  31″ square.

 next up is the “tula pink” inspiration ~ again created from her fabric line “elizabeth.”  these little bouquets were left when i cut out the faces of this fabric, and i just love their curvy, elegant silhouette on top of this orange peel block. it’s a lovely spark of color to this periwinkle blue and turquoise blue batik version:

these shapes… could easily be created into … butterflies, too!  don’t you think?  for the quilting, i chose to take my inspiration from the border, and quilted circles throughout, keeping them nice and tight, covering as many edges as i could when quilting:

my tip:  it always helps to cut a tiny, small edged border {about 1/16″ or so} around detailed delicate shapes. this helps them separate from the background, adding that subtle bit of contrast and visual interest, adding to the dimension overall:

again, i covered the edges with lots of quilting, keeping it nice and close.

hey… did you notice the curvy edge on one side of the orange peel shape?  i hand cut that…wanna know how it happened?  it was one of those oopsies!  i mis-cut the orange peel shape, when rolling fabric through the cutter, cutting off some of the top edges.  but!!  look what happens, just cut a curvy edge, or change up the shape as you think might be fun, and go for a new look! and it’s just another little bit of an interesting, soft textural line, too!  

my pattern retails for $12 and includes a nice, full color picture, tips and hints for fusing and cutting from a die, and detailed instructions.

thanks for coming by!
soli deo gloria

Comments 3

  1. Les, I love your oopsie orange peel curve just by happen chance and how it all turn out like it was planned that way! And your quilting circles look so lovely and compliments the entire piece. What beautiful cuts of colors and shapes your selected to piece together! WOW is what I say! WOW WEEEEEE. AMAZING!

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