Those of you who’ve followed the long process of creating my orange peel quilt (starting with hand-appliqué here and progressing to putting it together here and completing the top here) might get a thrill from seeing it finally finished and up on my living room wall! We hung it up over a small bookcase (you can see the tops of picture frames that sit on the bookcase in the photo). The nice thing about its placement is that it’s the spot that you face when you first walk into our home.
There used to be a large mirror hanging there, which essentially fell off the wall, and I think I’d rather see a quilt than an image of my harried face every time I enter my house, anyway!
I used some dark brown fabric with subtle dots for the binding. The color blends nicely. And the quilting was simple: ditch-quilting around orange peel squares, and in the border seams; and I used a round plate to draw some half-circles – mirror images of the peels – in the outer border, and free-motion quilted those with burgundy thread.
When you’re standing closer to the wall, here’s how it looks.
It’s not hanging completely flat, but so be it. It’s up there, and I like looking at it!