Sunday, July 12, 2009

Another Quilt Start

It is always exciting to begin a new quilt, and this is no exception.
This is a Medallion style quilt and it is featured in a book by Dianne Finnegan called a The Quilters Kaleidoscope. I think it is now out of print but you can always try EBay or look out for it at garage sales etc.
The quilt I am making has similarities to this using the orange peel block but it is finished with a different border and has some other quirky features, but more on that as I get further along with it.

The reason this is so appealing is that it uses mainly reproduction prints and I have such a collection , as I have been receiving quarterly mail outs from Patchwork on Stonleigh for many years. Patchwork on Stonleigh fabric club mails out fat 16ths , and over the years I have used very little of those pieces and they have just mounted up. I do not need to purchase any fabric for this quilt it is going to entirely from stash and that is a good thing.





The colours of the orange peel pieces are Blue, Pink , Beige and Brown. I have some quite old but luscious browns and beiges.




Here I have just sat some peels on the background fabric to ensure they fit into the grid, I know I have some duplicates there , this is purely a trial run.





At each intersection of the peel is a circle , yea, I don't have to worry too much about my points, they will be hidden. I really am a yellow lover but I am not sure whether yellow will get the gig or will it be red, what do you think ?.



Off to make some more orange peel segments, they are a bit addictive.
Until next time
Happy Sewing
j






31 comments:

Sarah said...

mmm that's going to be pretty Jean

wishes, true and kind said...

Your fabrics are wonderful. This is going to be fabulous! The pattern sounds very interesting. Can't wait to see more.

Janet said...

It's a gorgeous pattern, I've always loved the orange peel but then I'm attracted to the circular patterns. The circles are a good idea, personally, I'm liking the red, they seem to compliment the richness of the fabrics.

Vicki said...

gordon bennett - how do you get a perfect circle out of fabric... anyway I like the red circles... love the colours....

Chookyblue...... said...

your quilt will look great those blocks are so cool.........

Vivian said...

What a wonderful project this will be. A great way to use a variety of repro fabrics. I prefer the red circles. I think they complement the spots of deep pink here and there.

Kathie said...

OH Jean I love this quilt, just love quilts with movement like this.
What a great quilt to use our fabric collection we treasure.
red/yellow think I like the red...but then again I may throw in a few yellow just for the unexpected!
I will be watching for your progress on this quilt.
oh and btw love the idea the circles hide the points :)
Kathie

Julia said...

Oh my gosh...I love this quilt..
Your fabrics are perfect for it.
It's going to be so lovely..
Will watch your progress..
Julia ♥

PatchworkRose said...

I have that book too. You know I need to go back and look. There are lots of wonderful patterns out there that sing. Just love your fabric choices and the red circles.
Look forward to seeing progress.
Have a good week
Cheers
Lynne

broderie said...

It is a lovely pattern jean, I have seen it done in many colourways, but I love your colours and I think the red spots do it, though I do like being a bit out there and I also think that the odd yellow thrown in would be fabulous!!!!! I always like an element of surprise!!!!!!

Maree said...

What a Lovely Quilt & Your Fabrics are lovely ...I will be watching this one with much Interest...I am liking the Red Circles myself...
cheers

Karen said...

Always good to be able to use some of the stash for a project. Your pattern choice for the medallion quilt is very good. I have not seen the Orange Peel surrounding a center like this.

be*mused jan said...

Red! Red! Red! This is going to be a wonderful quilt.

Janet said...

This is going to be a stunning quilt. You knew that someday your collection of vintage prints would come in handy. I love curves but they can be a challenge. The more you do the easier they are. Are they pieced or appliqued? My orange peel was machine pieced.

Patricia said...

I love the quilt! It is really beautiful. I vote red!!!!
Love, Tricia

Annette said...

That is going to be a beautiful quilt! My favorite color is yellow but I really like the red circles. I think it gives an added pop.

Karen said...

Love the orange peel pattern. Something about circles is addictive.

Sandra said...

You've started a wonderfull new project, this will look great in the fabrics you've chosen. I vote red also!

Cisca said...

What a wonderful quilt! I love it, the fabric,too. I'll follow your blog to see the result when it's finished. I vote red, too.

Greetings, Cisca

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Your new project is breathtaking! I've always loved the orange peel pattern, and your reproduction stash is so perfect for this! Can't wait to see more of this one.

CabbageQuilts said...

This quilt will be a stunner! How are you doing the peels...needleturn applique, blanket stitch? I'm going with everyone else on the red. Can't wait to see this one grow, beautiful pattern. xo

Kris said...

I like it better with no little circles as it distracts the eye from the overall larger circle pattern.

If you use the little circles, the deep red is perfect.

Your fabrics are beautiful. Good luck.

Gwendie said...

Why not use both red and yellow circles and just mix them up? I like it with both.

ranette said...

Beautiful quilt...wonderful fabrics...I'll keep following your progress. I like the yellow circles, but I LOVE the red circles the best.

Carrie P. said...

Wow, your quilt is going to be stunning!

Juliann said...

What a beautiful quilt. And I love those little circles at the center. Very tempting.

not so zen -quilts in Paris said...

Breathtaking, what else could i say? Will in Paris

Janet said...

Red!

Christine said...

I'm working on a small orange peel wall hanging. The pattern doesn't call for the circles but after seeing yours I think I want them. I can't wait to see your quilt done. Love your fabric choices.

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Laurie said...

very pretty and very ambitious. I love your color choices.