Orange Peel Progress: 73 To Go!

Orange Peel Quilt-Along!

Hello there quilt-alongers! It took me a little longer than expected to get to a new progress update, but here I am – and I finally feel like I have made progress worth showing off!

OPQA - Progress Update!

Ok, I’m not finished, and I haven’t trimmed any blocks or sewn anything together. BUT! I have completed all cutting, basting, prepping and pinning! The left pile above is completed peels blocks, the right (smaller!) pile is all remaining blocks, ready and waiting for stitching.

OPQA - Progress Update!

And the numbers? 123 blocks completed, 73 to go! Woohoo! Progress had definitely slowed over the past few weeks, because I was busy with swap and Secret Santa packages. But those are now sent off (more on those soon!) and I have made a lot of progress since. I know 73 sounds like a lot still to stitch, but I got about 28 blocks done just in the last few days. I’m pretty excited about seeing the finish line on these and getting to the next step – not that I’m tired of them! I don’t understand how I can keep making these peels and never, ever get sick of them. They’re magical.

Anyway – I assume that anyone wanting to move forward with their projects, as gifts or to just get them done, is doing so (please show us in the link-up below!) and the rest of us are still stitchin’ away. For anyone who would like me to continue through the entire process, right down to the binding: how should we proceed? I’m sure a lot of us are stuck head-first into a pile of holiday crafting now, and I doubt we’re really going to have a lot of time to dedicate to this project until that’s done – am I right about that? I suggest we keep stitching – this will be a lovely project to snuggle up with over the holidays, dontcha think?, with the goal of all having a finished quilt top when we meet back here after the holidays.

Sound good?

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4 Comments on Orange Peel Progress: 73 To Go!

  1. Amanda M
    December 11, 2014 at 01:31 (4 years ago)

    What a delicious pile of fabric! Can’t wait to see how it turns out :)

  2. Robin Wilkinson
    December 11, 2014 at 08:09 (4 years ago)

    My dark reds on cream blocks are coming along too. I have 94 finished and ready to trim, 24 being prepped, 26 not started. I expect to be trimming and joining by Christmas.

  3. Rebecca Bell
    December 11, 2014 at 12:08 (4 years ago)

    What a fabulous stack of peels! Can’t wait to see how they look all laid out together. As you know my top is finished and now I’m waiting for some thread I’ve ordered so I can move onto the hand quilting – once I’ve decided on some backing fabric that is. I’m so excited about this QAL, it’s definitely my favourite quilt to date. I’ve loved every minute of it, it’s such an enjoyable project.

  4. wendy
    December 14, 2014 at 14:45 (4 years ago)

    wow, you are motoring along! it would take me years to sew that many!


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