Orange Peel Mini-Quilt FO

Orange Peel Mini-Quilt FO

Woohoo! It’s finished!

Orange Peel Mini-Quilt FO

You might not have been around when I first posted about this special project, so I should probably tell the story of how it was made.

Orange Peel Mini-Quilt FO

Two hand-sewing enthusiast friends and I (Karen and Christa) decided to have a mini-quilting-bee together and make mini-quilts together. We each planned out a mini-quilt for ourselves, divided the work into three parts, and made little kits with fabric and thread and whatever else was needed.

We each of us made a third of each other’s mini-quilts, and now we each have a small piece of loveliness that we made together! (Thank you so much, guys!!!)

Orange Peel Mini-Quilt FO

So each of us hand-stitched a third of these peels, then I assembled them and hand-quilted around each peel. My Instagram peeps helped me decide not to do any more quilting and to let it be simple this way, and they were definitely right. I was worried that the pink thread I’d used (Aurifil 12wt, in case you’re wondering) didn’t do a good enough job tying all the pinks together like I’d wanted, but the binding does it beautifully.

Orange Peel Mini-Quilt FO

The binding fabric is my favorite fabric in the entire history of the universe. It’s a print from the V&A’s Quilts 1700 – 2010 exhibition – they produced a small line of fabrics reproduced exactly from quilts on display. This print is taken from a patchwork coverlet dated 1797 and it really is the most beautiful fabric I’ve ever seen. I’ve hoarded a small stash of it but I’m still afraid to use it for fear of running out. This is the first time I’ve been able to cut into it – it seemed fitting for such a special project!

Orange Peel Mini-Quilt FO

I will still embroider a tag for it, and I’ll have to add a sleeve so I can get it up on my wall. But I’ll call it an FO anyway, so that anyone joining in the Orange Peel Quilt-Along can see it all finished!

Orange Peel Mini-Quilt FO

(Wanna know more about the Orange Peel Quilt-Along? Check out the schedule and join in over here!)

1 Comment on Orange Peel Mini-Quilt FO

  1. Silvia
    October 1, 2014 at 12:23 (2 years ago)

    Wow!! I love it!! So nice :)))

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