Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Orange Peel "Don't Hate Me Because I'm Skinny" Quilt

A while back I won a fat eight bundle of Emma Jean Jansen's delicious collection Terra Australis.



The colors are FABULOUS and I just LOVE the uniquely Australian details in the design.



I knew right away that I wanted to make an orange peel quilt out of it.


I started the quilt last summer, but finally got around to quilting it last week :)


Baby Olivia even tried to get me to quit working on it and play with her!




Several months ago, I sketched out a quilting pattern that I wanted.  It actually worked!!!  I love it and am so proud of myself!


It didn't take nearly as long as I thought to quilt it :)


Ta da!


For binding, I went with some half moon fabric that I have been saving for the perfect binding :)


I love Half Moon!


Hand binding is the BEST!!!


I had two extra blocks left over, so I used one for a label.

The "Don't hate me because I'm skinny," has to do with the fact that my orange peels are so skinny ;)  I designed them that way, and I love them, even though they aren't the traditional style ;D


This is my new favorite quilt :)


I am going to sleep under it tonight!


These feathers turned out so much better than I thought they would.


Life is good when what is in your mind actually comes out perfectly in the real world!

8 comments:

  1. Adorable quilt and I'm glad that it worked out like you planned, that surely makes a great finish even better doesn't it.

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  2. Looks amazing and I love the name of the quilt too!! hahaha

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  3. Adorable quilt, love all on it, pattern, color, quilting, tag, photos, good for you , you did a great job on this quilt.

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  4. It's a beautiful quilt (love the photo with Olivia). Your quilting is amazing! Those feathers look gorgeous! Congrats

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  5. Love this. It's on my to do list ; )

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  6. That fabric is stunning, and your quilt is beautiful. Baby girl makes it even prettier!

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  7. I like the skinny look and think your feathers are beautifully shaped. What great curves!

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  8. I love the bright colors of the orange peels! Great finish!

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