Monday, October 24, 2022

Orange Scraps

I store my scraps smaller than a F8 sorted by color.  When the small bins start to overflow, its time to take them out for a spin!  Such was the case for my orange/yellow/gold/brown bin.  The colors also suggested fall so I had a bit of improv fun and created my mini circle quilt below.

When the circle mini was done, I had a bit of a flashback to a piece of artwork that hung in the living of my parents home in the 70s!

The orange peels came about because I am thinking about doing a 100 day project to make a bunch of orange peel blocks.  Using my orange scraps was a great way to practice and sitting on the back porch on a warm fall afternoon was just a perfect way to spend some time.

It was some good practice too because I sewed way too many stitches for my first orange peel and my stitching got more even and faster over time.   I'm looking for a handwork project and although not a big fan of needle turned applique, I may just give this a try. 

I'm not done with my orange box of scraps so more play time ahead!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Fun! The brown lines in the circle make me think of the veins in a fall leaf, so it all seems very cohesive to me.

  2. I love your orange improv block. It does remind me also of the 1970's style and colors.

  3. I have discovered needle turn applique. Handwork is not my favourite technique but I like something to do while watching tv when I'm too tired to sit at the machine. I'm going to prep a new project this weekend. Will the hand sewing QAL return again?

  4. Love, love, love seeing your orange scraps and that you're trying something fun with them. While I haven't jumped on the 100-day bandwagon yet, if the right project came along, I'd do it. Enjoying appliqué as I do, I think you've landed on a good project for yourself. Please share more as you go along. I'd love to see your progress.


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