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
Erin from Sew at Home Mummy
Natalia from Piece and Quilt
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!