Sunlit Applique Orange Peel Quilt
This orange peel quilt brightens a winter day. Made from an assortment of orange, yellow and black fabrics, I used white solid yardage, fusible interfacing and Jenny Doan's football template from her tutorial on 2/11/2015. Her applique technique was one I had been planning to try. It's a great pattern for putting together because you don't need sashing strips between blocks. You can also experiment with different layouts. I chose to anchor the dark peels in the corners and selected points. With the leftover fabrics, I fashioned a pieced backing. Lastly, I sewed decorative stitches in the corners, then quilted ruffled flowers in the white spaces and leafy vines in the border. It was a fun and satisfying project to complete.