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    I would use the darkest colour in the fabric. Good luck.

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    Orange is not my favorite color but in your quilt it is lovely. Good job.

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    Love it! What a pretty quilt. Post another photo when you add the binding.

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    Oh my, I really like this. You did a terrific job in all aspects. Your fabric choices were terrific, and placement of the tonal (tan,ect) worked to give the secondary movement. It will show up even more when you quilt it. I'm with you on the right shade/tone of turquoise and agree that white muslin on back. If you can't find the right addition on the turquoise, there are the shades of colors that were suggested in the comments of the other posters that would work fantastically as well that would pull from your fabric color print on some of the pieces. I love this, and it is going to be a gorgeous quilt .I am anxious to see the final work. Please do remember to show it later when you're done.

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    I am another one who didn't have orange as one of my favorites. Lately I am changing my mine. Who said, "Can't teach an old dog new tricks". I find that I really like what you have done. I look forward to seeing your finished quilt.
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    I like it too.

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    I, too, would not have thought to do it in orange, but I love it. Your use of decorative stitches to the raw edges, really add a special touch too. Can't wait to see the quilting and the binding you choose.

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    Orange is not my color but seeing what you did with it I'd have to rethink that. Very pretty! I would consider one of the dark shades for the binding too. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

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    I love this, good job!! Orange is my favorite color. I saw that tutorial too, and plan to make it with tropical-type colors, and yours give me a taste of how that'll look. I was wondering how I'd quilt mine, I was thinking of echo-ing the "star" center. What do you plan to do, if you don't mind me asking?

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    I ordered I bleached muslin, purchased some bright happy-looking turquoise for the binding. I also need to purchase batting, phew! Only another quilter understands all the steps involved in a project. Since I still have time to contemplate, I am considering stippling, as I am comfortable in doing a decent job of it, but, I am looking at examples of quilting and to think about jumping out of my comfort zone to try something new. I enjoy the thinking about what to do next as much as the actual doing. I will surprise everyone and post the completed quilt.

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    Looks great.....I am having a problem with mine....when I try to sew the two blocks together with the 1/4" seam the machine works fine until it reaches the "bulk" of the side of the peel, then it will not complete the lock stitch....just does the long thread until it passes the bulk then sews good again......it is a BL ellure +...... And the dealer and repairman are on a cruise vacation...so I am going to put it aside til then return. The odd thing is...I tried it on my Viking....just floated over the bulk and made that lock stitch with no prob...same with my singer.....now I want it to work on this BL too!

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    Nice work on your quilt. I love orange slice candy but can't have any cause I am off sugar. Your quilt looks good enough to eat.
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    I love your Orange Peel Quilt. I'm just finishing up a table runner and have plans to make a quilt also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo M View Post
    I book-marked that tutorial because it looked like fun. I like the stitch you chose to embroider the slices. The right turquoise would make it pop. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.
    Agree with Jo M about the embroidery stitch...really like it! I have lots of orange fabric, wanted to make a rail fence with orange, brown and gold, never could get the 3 shades of orange to work. Your quilt has given me inspiration!
    Also, what about navy blue for the binding? Been seeing that combo in fashion lately. Hope you show us your finished quilt...it will be stunning!

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    Not an orange person, but love this...it is not "screaming" oranges. You did a great job. I hope you post with the binding, anxious to see it. I have a question. I remember watching that tutorial and thinking that since the orange peels were secured down, could you just sandwich the quilt and then sew the peels and it would be quilted in one step? Do you think that would work?
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    I'm not usually a fan of orange, however, your quilt is gorgeous. Thanks to Jenny's tutorial on MSQC this quilt is now on my Roundtoit List.

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    Very pretty. I don't use many orange fabrics either except for Fall but I would now after seeing your quilt. Great job!

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    I really like this and it gives me a great idea on what to do with all the orange fabric I have left over from African Queen. Thanks for sharing.

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    You did a great job appliqueing those slices. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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    Nice orange slice quilt.
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    OMGosh I absolutely love it!

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    I would not recommend doing it that way. Be prepared that you need to make lots and lots. I made 120 individual blocks, which are then joined into a block of four. My quilt top measures 41 x 52 and I am keeping it that size so I can quilt myself. My friend wants to make a blue queen sized one with no borders. I don't want to discourage her, but, she is going to need maybe 500 squares. This is a quilt you put your patient hat on.

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    I would not say it was hard, the word I would use is tedious as you cut interfacing, cut slices, put together, sew edges. Then you trim the edges, slit a hole in backside, turn right side out. Then you press each one, trying to get points in right direction. Then you applique each one, then you are ready to sew blocks together, phew, lots of religion, not hard though

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    I love it!!!! I watched the MSQC tutorial.... I would have a great desire to want to press the slices after you turn them inside out!!!! lol.....Yours turned out wonderfully!!!

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