Sunday, July 23, 2017

Pumpkin Peels

Pumpkin Peels

Quarter section of a quilt I just finished
 by Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms



It takes a lot of scraps to make these big arches. I've been slowly going through all my scrap piles and I have been sorting the smaller pieces that remind me of autumn colors into light and dark bags for these arches.  When I think I have enough for four peels I make the blocks. I tape telephone book pages together to make the big arch foundations. 

I try to do a little hand work each night before bed to relax.  Applique isn't my usual type of project but these peels needed to be appliqued to the background fabric so it has been my hand work of choice the past couple of evenings. 

Two down and two to go! 

(And now back to my regularly scheduled hand work projects - embroidery and crochet and quilt bindings until it gets cooler and I go back to hand quilting). 

38 comments:

swooze said...

Love your quilt. I'm a sucker for that bubblegum pink

diane said...

Like the background fabric being used with the scrappy peels. Colorful. Can see it's a good way to use up those smaller pieces.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I have met Mary Elizabeth and seen several of her quilts. They use insanely small pieces. I love your scrappy pumpkin peels!

Frog Quilter said...

Those blocks are SO CUTE!!!

Monica said...

These are SO pretty, Cathy. It's going to be gorgeous with all four!

Carol C. said...

The background is perfect!! I love how this is turning out!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love your pumpkin peels - so colorful and pretty

Barbara said...

Those blocks are stunning. I love the pattern as well as the background you've chosen.

Angie said...

LOVE the background you've chosen - great idea!

scraphappy said...

So many fun scraps, and your background fabric really ties them all together.

Mari said...

Wow! That will be a spectacular quilt!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those are fun to look at! I really like the background color with the scrappy and colorful orange peels.

Julie in GA said...

I love your pumpkin peels with all the little bitty scraps and the wonderful background print. They look amazing!

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

Your pumpkin peels looks fantabulous (is that a word?). It's a perfect pattern to use up those scraps and crumbs. Happy stitching! --Andrea

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I always enjoy your background choices. They inspire me to think about my own scrap quilts a little differently. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Linda said...

Wow, is Bees are amazing! Love the background colour. Not a pattern I have encountered before.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I have that book and the pumpkin peels are my favorite and want-to-make design. Although I'm thinking about a single set of 4 as a wall hanging rather than a full quilt. LOVE your background color/fabric.

Melody A. said...

This is going to be an amazing Quilt!!! lovely work. Take care and stay cool from Iowa

cspoonquilt said...

That is a very cool project. Yes! handwork is a good way to get sleepy. A few stitches is usually all it takes for me! LOL Thanks for the referall to that book looks interesting. cheers!

gayle said...

Your blocks are flat-out gorgeous! And I really love the background, too - such a good use of a large print!
I have that book, but so far I haven't gotten any further than drooling on the pages...

Shasta Matova said...

What a great use for scrap fabric - and so beautiful too.

Ariane said...

I love these!!

thecraftyyak.com said...

What a great pattern and your colours really make it sing!

thecraftyyak.com said...

Such a great pattern and your colours make it sing!

Quilter Kathy said...

What an amazing scrappy project and such a fun background fabric!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A couple of lovely scrappy blocks! And your pink is perfect for the backgrounds.

CathieJ said...

You have quite a variety of scraps. These are so pretty.

mangozz said...

I love this design and your red background fabric is fabulous! You have so many ongoing projects. Do you have any idea how many WIPS you have? Just curious.

Nann said...

WOW. Wonderful design and the bubblegum background is perfect.

Mystic Quilter said...

Your Pumpkin Peels are beautiful, you're going to have one stunning quilt when you have the four sections together.

Julierose said...

these are just lovely blocks--I love all those little scrappy pieces--
hugs, Julierose

margaret said...

so colourful such a good way to use scraps

Mad Cat Quilts said...

Gorgeous!!

eileen said...

What a beauty! Love the colors!

Jennie in GA said...

These are amazing! And I love your background choice.

maggie fellow said...

wow these are amazing

Emily said...

I seriously love these. I don't usually do curves, but I may have to make an exception and try this. Truly stunning!

Nicole said...

I have that book! It was one of the first quilt books I got. I leaf through it periodically and admire all the tiny pieces. Yours is looking amazing already.