Christmas Exchange Blocks Completed

17 08 2019

I recently wrote about my take-along project – hand appliqueing green leaves on 6 1/2″ white squares. I began stitching these on our road trip to Texas to visit our daughter Trinity and her family. I finished all but two blocks on the trip, and those were completed this week.

Incidentally, the four green fabrics are from a Wilmington Prints “Emerald Forest” pack of 2 1/2″ wide strips.

The blocks will be exchanged on a retreat with 11 quilting friends the last week in September. Happily, I found some gold star buttons in my craft drawer which will neatly cover the hole-y center of the yo-yos. But I’ll not sew the buttons on as that is best done after a project is quilted.

I wondered what a wall quilt would look like using all 12 blocks, so I laid them out on a piece of holly and berry fabric. Sweet, don’t you think?

Click here to read the legendary origin of the Orange Peel quilt block design. You’ll need to click “Full Description” in the right hand column.



2 responses

17 08 2019

Beautiful looks very Williamsburgy.Sent from my Galaxy Tab® A

18 08 2019
Pam B.

It is sweet! I appreciate the tips I wouldn’t think ahead to, like sewing on the buttons after it’s been quilted.

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