Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Bella Skill Builder Month 2 and Giveaway

Today is March 1st and here in West Virginia we are under tornado warnings and thunderstorms! Flooding is occurring and the news is talking about snow on Friday. I am happy to still have power, lots of homes don't.

Now on to the blocks for March which are available over on the Bella Skillbuilder Month 2 - Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber for free! I do recommend that you watch the video by Kimberly and Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life - a quilt blog show you how to use https://youtu.be/WVSFT7kedB4 the "Orange Peel Templates"!

 

 

I didn't really know what I was doing when I started and had only seen the way others had made "Orange Peel Block" so my first block started out like this and then I watched the video and had my "ah ha" moment!

 

 

I have fallen in love with making Orange Peels! Just a change in color or arrangement you can change the look of your block! Best part it is easy!

On the first two blocks I used Bella Cotton Solid Mango #9900-222 (dark orange) with Aurifil 50 wt. thread #1104 for appliqué and Bella Solid Amelia Orange #9900-161 with Aurifil 50 wt. thread #2150 for appliqué! As you can see they match quite well!

 

 

After some voting on Instagram Lisa Johnson (@intheboondocks) • Instagram photos and videos it was decided this was the best color arrangement for this block! My husband chose these colors: Bella Cotton Solid Imperial Blue #9900-307 with Aurifil 50 wt. thread #2730 for appliqué and Bella Cotton Solid Sunflower #9900-221 with Aurifil 50 wt. thread #1135

Tip: On the block below - I used 4" background blocks to give myself a little wiggle room. The look is the same but the block is a little larger!

 

If you are loving the Orange Peel Set of Impressions Quilting Templates It's Sew Emma #ISE-719 | Fat Quarter Shop they are available for sale at the Fat Quarter Shop! They also have four pattern available: Jewel, Grapevine, Goldie, and Round Robin Orange peel patterns' | Fat Quarter Shop!

 

Please stop by the other bloggers and see all the various color differences!

Paula from The Sassy Quilter

Leanne from She Can Quilt

Erin from Sew at Home Mummy

Erin from Why Not Sew
Marni from Haberdashery Fun

Natalia from Piece and Quilt

Julie from 627 Handworks
Kaye from Miss Print
Charise from Charise Creates
Kristen from Three in the Nest
Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilts

 

Giveaway

Giveaway

How would you like the chance to win a set of templates and all four patterns. This giveaway is sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

47 comments:

  1. I've been thinking of making an orange peel quilt. Want to try!!

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  2. Never tried an orange peel quilt yet!

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  3. I love your orange peels, I have never tried them but they look fun! I think I must live a bit to the east of you as we are also having the thunderstorms and the threat of snow on Fri. Crazy weather!

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  4. I have not tried this design! It is beautiful...all the patterns are awesome!!!
    Thank you.
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  5. Love the orange peel in the WV Mountaineer colors!! Go Mounties!

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  6. I have made orange peels in sampler quilts..

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  7. I've never made orange peels before, so no favorites for me at this point. I'm anxious to give them a try, though.

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  8. I have never made orange peels. Yours look perfect ,I'm afraid mine would not be

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  9. I haven't made one yet, but it has been on my list for a while.Thank you for the chance to win.

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  10. Oh my, I've never made orange peels but would love to try them! akronne17@gmail.com

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  11. Never tried before. Looks like fun.

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  12. I've used homemade orange peel templates to make a few small projects but never a quilt with nothing but peels. Looks like fun, I love applique. thanks for the fun.

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  13. I have not tried the orange peel template yet, but would love to! I really like the Round Robin pattern the best.

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  14. I love this giveaway! I have made a table runner using petals. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  15. No..have never made an Orange Peel quilt...love your Blocks!! Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way too! Would love to use, and make a Summery quilt for our Family Room! :)

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  16. Never made an orange peel quilt but I would love to try one

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    1. Sorry... I tried to delete this so I could answer the second part of the question. I have never made an orange peel quilt, but I have admired them for quite some time. My favorite orange peel quilt pattern is the traditional Round Robin.

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  18. I won a set of these earlier so I won't enter. Someone should enjoy playing/working with these

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  19. I made on tabletopper with orange peel. But the grapevine pattern looks so great, I would love to try it out!

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  20. I have never made an orange peel quilt. I like all the orange peel patterns. If I had to choose one, it would be either the Grapevine or the Jewel one.

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  21. I have never made an orange peel quilt but with all the inspiration, I think that I should try.

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  22. I have started an orange peel quilt using the book Stradivarius. Love how it is coming along.

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  23. I have never made an orange peel quilt, but would love to try it. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  24. I have seen several variations of the orange peel, this just looks so easy, will have to give it a try.

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  25. I love the look of the orange peel blocks - so clean and colorful.

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  26. I've never made them, but would love to try.

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  27. I haven't tried to sew an orange peel block or quilt yet. Round Robin Impressions Quilt Pattern is my favorite orange peel pattern.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  28. I have actually used the shape in a quilt called Beads. I think I got the pattern on the McCalls Quilting website. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  29. HELLO,no I havent; but really like "Jewel"! Thank You for sharing! msstitcher1214atgmaildotcom

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  30. The orange peel seems more versatile than I ever thought it could be.

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  31. i haven't made any orange peels...i love the grapevine pattern

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  32. I used mine for Daisies but I really like your patterns especially Round Robbins.

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  33. I've never made orange peels, I like the jewel pattern best.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  34. I have not made any orange peels, but is on my to-do list. I even have the fabric I want to use set aside :)

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  35. No I have not! But I love them dearly so I would love to do it sometime! Thanks for the chance to win!
    cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

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  36. I've only ever made orange peels as part of block of the months, never a whole quilt. I love the Goldie pattern!

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  37. Have only made paper-pieced orange peels, so I can't wait to try this method. Haven't decided on a color, it's so hard to choose! Thinking about something in blue!

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  38. I haven't made orange peels but love the look of them!

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  39. Made a bunch of flower pedals for a QAL. The only thing I didn't enjoy was the cutting out. I'm not a great rotary cutter cutter so I outlined the template and used my scissors to cut them out. Sewing was fun though. Thanks.

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  40. What a fun h project and i love your colors

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  41. No I have not made orange peels yet. it is on my list of things to learn this year.

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  42. I haven't made orange peel quilts before, but I'd really like to! My favorite orange peel that I've seen is a quilt on pinterest with blue orange peels arranged like a giant snowflake!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  43. I have not made an orange peel block. My favorite is Goldie! Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  44. I have not made an orange peel quilt or block. I like some of the non traditional blocks I have seen with a more random arrangement of the orange peels that look like falling leaves.

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  45. I haven't made any yet, but I love the look of them. I really like the around Robin pattern.

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  46. I have never made anything with orange peels and don't have a favorite pattern.

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