Saturday, November 14, 2020

Orange Peel - Pumpkins Seed Quilt.......Progress


I have decided to incorporate 

flying geese blocks

into the Orange Peel/Pumpkins Seed quilt top...

After scratching my head a bit,
I figured out the cutting dimensions
for the flying geese units...
2 flying geese measure a 5 inch square.

Flying Geese with solid backgrounds...

Flying Geese with text backgrounds...

The flying geese will break up the monotony
of all of those pumpkins seeds...

they will help move the eye across the quilt
in different directions...

Okay, I have a plan for the design...
now I can just sew the units:

The Quilt Retreat gave me a great start 

on this quilt.

From here on out it will be my Monday project.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


  1. I like the look of the flying geese with the orange peels. Going to look great! Very creative!

    1. Many Thanks for your always kind comments!

      Happy Autumn To You,

  2. You did really good with your design. I couldn't imagine a quilt with pumpkin seeds and flying geese until I saw your picture. Very nice.

  3. Oh, wow, I really like this effect!

  4. What a great way to move your eye around the quilt!! I love flying geese and they really add to the orange peels!! You are so creative and I love seeing what you come up with!!

    1. Many Thanks for your very supportive comments. I am having FUN with this one!

      My Best To You,

  5. As always, fab work!!!! Great idea to combine these designs!

  6. Just found you on Pinterest and am now following your blog. Love your ideas and designs and wow what beautiful fabrics. We used to have cattle too but they are gone now and it is just grain farming but I miss the calves. They are so cute. May I ask if your orange peels are turned edge or sewn right sides together and then turned? Love the wordy fabric behind some of the orange peels.

    1. Hi Cindy,
      When creating the orange peels I use fusible interfacing, featherweight, and stitch it to the orange peel fabric, then I slice open the featherweight, enough to turn it right sides out. It makes for a beautifully turned edge on the orange peel and nice points on the ends. Because the interfacing is fusible, you can then fuse the orange peel directly onto the background square. It holds it in place until you can stitch it down. The featherweight interfacing is so thin you don't even know it is under there. You can also turn the stitched block over and cut out the backing and interfacing so you only have one layer of fabric in your block.