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We *heart* Curves! A Quilting How-To

It’s no secret that orange peel is my favorite quilt shape. Playing around with ways to arrange these blocks and creative placement of colors creates interesting designs. There’s now a two part video series on Color Girl YouTube showing how to make a cute little orange peel quilt. This tutorial takes you through using the Classic Curves Ruler for cutting, piecing the blocks, squaring up and putting it all together.

For our two color challenge (#colorgirlchallenge2019) week two, let’s look at how this little quilt looks in black and white! I’ve figured up fabric requirements for making this striking quilt in two sizes: baby quilt with blocks on point that is featured on the video, and a throw size set straight. You choose your favorite!

video tutorial on cutting and piecing orange peel quilt blocks by Color Girl Quilts

 

Watch the first video, all about cutting and sewing the blocks:  <<click here>>

Watch the second video, which is all about cutting the setting triangles and sewing the blocks on-point into a finished quilt top:  <<click here>>

 

video tutorial on cutting and piecing orange peel quilt blocks by Color Girl Quilts

The baby quilt, when made as shown, finishes 31″ x 39″ and requires you to make 31 blocks. The blocks finish 6″. Please watch the videos before you cut your fabrics.

To cut and sew the quilt as shown in the video you’ll need the following fabrics:

bright color solids (all the same or a variety of colors): 1 1/4 yards total

Cut: (15) 7″ squares; *16 rectangles 8 1/2″ x 4″

black and white prints: 1 3/4 yards total

Cut: (16) 7″ squares;  *15 rectangles 8 1/2″ x 4″; (5) 9″ squares for setting triangles and corners of quilt.

*if using yardage or fat quarters, cut strips 8 1/2″ x width of fabric. No need to cut into 4″ rectangles.

how to cut and sew and orange peel quilt by Color girl Quilts

Since we have two color quilts on the brain as we start off our challenge (read more about that <here>), I thought this design would look really good in black and white, or any other combination of two colors! To give you another option, I am providing the fabric needs to make a throw size quilt with blocks set straight.

how to cut and sew and orange peel quilt by Color girl Quilts

This quilt finishes 60″ x 72″ and requires you to sew 120 blocks. Follow the same instructions for cutting and sewing the blocks that is demonstrated in the video <here>

For this quilt you’ll need the following fabrics. Replace the black and/or white with your own favorite if desired:

White fabric: 3 1/2 yards total

Cut: (60) 7″ squares; 6 strips 8 1/2″ x width of fabric (if using scraps, cut 60 rectangles 8 1/2″ x 4″)

Black fabric: 3 1/2 yards total

Cut: (60) 7″ squares; 6 strips 8 1/2″ x width of fabric (if using scraps, cut 60 rectangles 8 1/2″ x 4″)

how to cut and sew and orange peel quilt by Color girl Quilts

I did a little PhotoShop magic to see what the baby quilt looks like in black and white. Here’s what it might look like if you replace the colors with shades of gray. I love the dark gray solids with the black and white prints, too!

I hope this project gives you some inspiration for your two color quilt! Have you decided to join the quilt along challenge?

Quilting fabric bundle giveaway by Color Girl Quilts

This week, when you show us your progress and add #colorgirlchallenge2019 to your caption on Instagram or Facebook, you’ll be entered to win this pretty bundle of ten blue and white fat eights. This is such a pretty little group, I know it will inspire you to sew something beautiful!

Don’t forget to post pictures with the tag and follow along to see what others are making too. I’ll announce the winner Friday, May 31.

Thanks to all who have joined so far! I love seeing your color choices. The winners of our first week prizes are Genevieve (on Facebook) for the Curated Quilts magazine, and @wrigleycarter on Instagram for the fabric bundle. If you don’t have accounts on either platform and want to join, simply email your progress pictures to me at Colorgirlquilts (at) gmail. I’ll add your name to our drawings and share some of the pics on my own accounts to inspire the others.

Happy Sewing,

Sharon McConnell, Color Girl Quilts

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “We *heart* Curves! A Quilting How-To

  1. Barb says:

    It does give me some inspiration.

  2. Audrey Seybold says:

    FINALLY watched your intro to your Classic Curves ruler and have to compliment you on the terrific quality of your instruction. It was perfectly paced, easy to follow, and totally made me want to give it a try. I am sewing clothing projects right now, but I see a Classic Curves ruler in my future for sure!

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