Monday, 6 August 2012

Remember the Indian Orange Peel?

What is this that stirs up long forgotten, distant memories? :-)

Ah yes, it is the Indian Orange Peel!! 

Reading my friend Kathy's blog this morning, I was inspired to share progress on my Indian Orange Peel quilt.  Kathy breaks up a lot of her projects into little tidbits of progress, which is inspiring me to work on my UFO's and get organized (again!).  I started to piece my center blocks together in June and aimed to do at least three or four per week.  We went on holidays in between and haven't gotten back to it, but this morning I decided to put a block together before venturing into more organizing.

Here is the whole layout on my guest bed pinned to a tablecloth:

I have one complete row sewn together and the second one ready to piece.  Then I can get the first two rows sewn together as well.

My goal is to finish putting together the whole center of the quilt by the end of the summer and then cut strips for the border sections.  I have to choose colours carefully to flow into the borders.  Once I have the strips cut and pinned to each paper piecing unit, I can grab a couple and paper piece in between other projects.  Meanwhile, I'm audtioning fabrics in anticipation of taking the Diamond Borders Class with Kaffe Fassett himself (!) in October.  I will have plenty of leftovers to do the diamond quilt.

Have I mentioned lately that I LOVE Kaffe Fasset fabrics? :-)


Els said...

Wow, that really looks amazing Jacqui.
Can't wait untill I see it in the flesh!

LadyBug said...

That is just stunning! You've done a lot since I last saw it, I can't wait to see what you do next!

LiahonaGirl said...

Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful fabric selections and excellent piecing!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Wow! Lovely! Lots of work, too!

Teresa said...

It's stunning already, can't wait to see the finish.
Some projects are more about the process than the finish. This one is both.

Janet said...

Just found your blog while researching Singer Wings sewing machines- Wow! It is wonderful to see so many machines actually being restored and used. Love the posts of the children making heirloom memories, esp the Pirate Legos hiding!

Quilter Kathy said...

You are making progress on the dreaded IOP!?!?
AND you are taking a class with Mr. Kaffe himself?!?!
I am jealous times TWO!

Piece by Piece said...

Your IOP is looking great. Seeing yours coming together makes me want to get mine out and work on it again. It's been such a long time since I have even looked at it. Maybe taking little steps I won't get too overwhelmed with the whole project.