These Orange Peels are a tricky, tricky business. Each peel (and there are 48 in all) has to be trimmed, then glue basted onto a piece of stabilizer. Have I mentioned that appliqué is not my favourite technique ever?A number of very tedious hours later (Thank you, Netflix), I could get on to the business of getting those Orange Peels in place! I opted to iron the freezer paper template to my block rather than my ironing board... it's too hard to see through all those seams!
Sadly, DT opted to sleep for only 45 minutes of yesterday's nap time, so this is as far as I got. Don't they know Mama wanted to have more than this to show off on WIP Wednesday?! I fear it's not much of a priority for them.
You can read about my Technicolor Galaxy shenanigans in these other posts:
I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts and WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced. Click on over and see what's up in WIPs this week!
The scrappy LV background looks great! It looks like you are really close to getting your July goal accomplished; hopefully DT have a great nap today.ReplyDelete
Orange for the win! (As my teenage son would say!). Orange and grey is such a great combination you can't fail! Thank you for a making me laugh this afternoon, just what I needed :DReplyDelete
Love your improv background for he orange peels.ReplyDelete
Looking fab - the scrappy neutral backgrounds are lovely with the orange peels.ReplyDelete
I was a little confused about the bullseyes and then you cut them out and ironed on the negative space ...?...! and now I'm hyperventilating about the possibilities of this new-to-me technique for perfect alignment during hand-appliqué! But I don't do stabilizer. Nu-uh. I machine baste with a long stitch @ double the seam allowance. Or press around a template. Somehow I class stabilizers with zippers as only-rarely-necessary evils.ReplyDelete
So delicious!! I love the scrappy backgrounds you 'saved' with those luscious oranges! Orange is seriously underrated, dont you think?ReplyDelete
Oh I just love your scrappy backgrounds! Applique isn't my favourite either, but your orange peels are looking great!ReplyDelete
I'm not really a fan of doing improv piecing, but I do love looking at it when others do it! Yours is so scrappy and lovely. And those orange peels really pop off the lovely background. Here's hoping you get longer nap times to play!ReplyDelete
I really like the improv pieced border! May be extra work, but I think it will look great when you're finished!ReplyDelete
I love the low volume improv background, it will really make those colors pop! Awesome progress! :)ReplyDelete
Your improv pieced low volume background looks great! And yes, all those little orange peels are a LOT of work, but will be so worth it. Progress is progress!ReplyDelete
Another round of awesomeness! The background is perfect.ReplyDelete
Congrats on your progress. Scrappy backgrounds were a good call. And I'm impressed by your followers who seem to like Orange like me!!!!ReplyDelete
Those orange peels look like a lot of work! The scrappy background looks nice :)ReplyDelete
Aha! You are brilliant! The background...with the orange peels! Dang Jenn, you have just made me want to up my game now! I love it! The orange peels are a royal pain IMO...my scissor hand was never the same afterwards! I can't wait to see what other tricks you have up your sleeve!ReplyDelete
I have ironed freezer paper templates to blocks like this before. It is a handy way to line things up.ReplyDelete
I think the scrappy background looks amazing.