I haven’t written much about my Orange Peel quilt lately. I’ve been meaning to post a progress report. The good news is that the hand-appliqued squares that make up the quilt top are almost finished! I just have 5 left to go (of 64). I have been working on this since March. Each square is a “peel” on a background fabric, and I’m doing it scrappy-style. Here’s how it looks with the unfinished right-hand side:
This photo is backlit because I’m using our back door as a design wall! I really need to get a crafting room. Someday! I’ll take a better photo of this when the rest of the top is finished. Then, the next hurdle: find a border fabric to complement all these rather diverse colors. That should be interesting…
In fact, I think I’m starting to understand why many art quilters forgo borders altogether! It seems very tough to get the right combo of colors, scale, and pattern on a border fabric, to make it an enhancement rather than a distraction.
The other long-term project that I have been laboring over is that batik rainbow quilt. I’ve been telling you about it for some time now… It’s a large lap quilt in an around-the-world pattern. I’m proud to say it is finally finished, completely done and sitting on rocking chair in my living room! It just needs a label. Any suggestions for its name?
If I can’t think of anything more creative, it will just be “Rainbow Quilt” 🙂
More soon on a fun back-to-school project… Hard to believe it’s that time of summer already!