Jul 10

Orange Peel Quilt complete! (#98)

My 98th quilt is complete!


First of all, did everyone notice that number?  98!  Only two more until my 100th quilt finish.  I haven’t started that quilt yet, but it will probably be the next one I start, but its going to be a quilt that I have wanted to make in a very long time, so I’m excited!!!!


Ok, about this quilt.  There are those times when a friend tells you some good news, and you think, “That deserves a quilt.”  When my friend told me that a birth mother had chosen their family to adopt her baby, that was my first thought.  The baby hasn’t been born yet, bu she is due within the next few weeks.  My friend showed me this bedding about a month ago, and I knew that I needed to make a quilt with these colors in the orange peel design.


I have seen these orange peel quilts around, and I knew I wanted to make one.  In fact, I’m in the process of making hand appliqued orange peel quilts for my girls, but I wanted to try a different method with this one.  So, I found this technique, and instead of interfacing, I used light colored and lightweight scraps.  After making the orange peel appliques, I used a blanket stitch to attach them.  To reduce the bulk of the quilt, I removed the bacground fabric behind the applique pieces.  This made the quilt a lot lighter, and probably a lot easier to quilt.


The quilting was inspired by a design in the “Quilting Modern” book by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pederson.  I don’t know who did the quilting, but design was quilted on their “Lilac Crush” quilt.  It is a flower design, and it was very easy to do on my home machine.

I had to incorporate a red pin dot in this quilt somehow, and I couldn’t resist using it as the backing fabric.  And I needed to use the red version of it as a binding.

The quilt was given to my friend yesterday.  It was a fun and pretty easy quilt to make.  I might do another one in the future.  It was 41 inches by 51 inches before washing,  I forgot to measure it after washing, but it is probably about 38 x 48.

And, just to give you fair warning, I’m thinking I should probably do a giveaway with my 100th quilt.  What say ye?  😉



  1. Kati says:

    This turned out so pretty. I love it!

  2. Kelsey says:

    What an adorable quilt!! Love the orange peel design and the colors are so bright and cheery 🙂 The backing is perfect too – I just love everything about it I suppose!

  3. Books_Bound says:

    Simply gorgeous! It’s such a striking design, but I’m a little afraid of curves yet. 🙂

  4. Kim says:

    Wow! 98 quilts. That is an amazing achievement. Can’t wait to see #100. Love the orange peels by the way!

  5. Just beautiful! The fabrics are so yummy!

  6. Kim McBirnie says:

    That is a very beautiful quilt, I adore the colours you chose. Is it applique? Very impressive – oh and 98 quilts? 98? Wow!

    • Tanya says:

      Yes, the orange peels are appliqué. It was such a fun quilt to make. I made the appliqué pieces so they would fit into a 5 inch square, then I cut out 10.5 inch squares of background fabric. I pressed lines in from corner to opposite corner, pressing an “X” into each white block, and I aligned 4 orange peels along that “X” line and used a blanket stitch to stitch them down. I also shared a link of a tutorial I used to make the orange peels. 🙂

  7. Barbie says:

    This is gorgeous! I love it. I think I just might have to make an orange peel quilt myself! You did a beautiful job. Congrats on #98! That is awesome! And congrats to your friend, that is simply wonderful news.

  8. Janita says:

    It is beautiful! The colors are wonderful . Yea for you 98 WONDERFUL quilts on a bed, janita

  9. panee says:

    The quilts are all so beautiful. The 98th is very sweet. Just stumble upon your website for the first time today.

  10. jenny says:

    I can’t believe you have done 99 quilts, That is dedication. Your quilts are beautiful. I love the bright colours of you Orange peel. I have wanted to do one have drawn a pattern up ,it’s in the to do list. You have inspired me. I have dedicated this year to finishing off quilts .I do all Applique by hand I have been doing 4 boarders 151/2×501/2and inside the lemon peel are 4 leaves this is another variation I was leaving it like your quilt till it was suggested it looked incomplete.