Orange Peel progress and a giveaway

Progress on my orange peel quilt (that has no orange in it). 
This one will take a while as it’s my take-along handwork project right now.
The nice people at British Patchwork and Quilting spotlighted this blog in their Wandering the Web section of their August 2011 issue. I was so grateful for their shout out. And to make it even more fun, they sent along a few copies of their recent publication Inspirational Projects for me to share with you nice readers.
Leave a comment if you would like to have one of these copies for yourself. Be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger so that I can contact you if you win. I will leave the giveaway open until Saturday Aug 27, Midnight MST.
Thanks again British Patchwork and Quilting!
If you’re looking for other fun goodies:
Fabricworm is having 15% off all their Japanese imports this week. I just ordered a fun little bundle.
Also, Burgundy Buttons is having a huge sale including current Fall and Halloween Moda collections.


  1. says

    Hello Amy,<br /><br />It is nice to have a project to work on while waiting at places. Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.<br />Happy days.<br />Bev.xoxo

  2. says

    I would love to start a portable project…but first I should probably learn how to quilt by hand :) Maybe I could use a project from the magazine to learn how!<br /><br />~Sue

  3. says

    How wonderful for you! That butterfly quilt on the cover is just gorgeous! Please count me in on your give away.<br /><br />Your orange peel is coming along. My step-mom has one done in fabrics from the 40&#39;s and I &lt;3 it!<br /><br />Thanks for sharing!<br />Sandy A

  4. says

    Love that butterfly quilt on the front cover. I can envision it in the colors of a peacocks feather, or bright yellows, oranges and reds too. Now my mind is churning……thanks!

  5. says

    Ack!! Your orange peel is looking fabulous…what size are the slices?<br /><br />My boss ordered me some 6&quot; peels and I have the fabric….I just don&#39;t have the time to start another project and you are killing me!;)

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  7. Lana says

    Oh, how I love quilting magazines! They&#39;re so inspirational. You&#39;re orange peel quilt is really nice. I want to do one of those someday soon. <br />Lroghair (at) aol (dot) com

  8. says

    I nearly jumped out of my seat when I saw the cover of that magazine! Earlier this year, my non-quilter grandma gave me a stack of hand pieced, hand embroidered butterflies made from vintage fabrics on a plain muslin background. She said she didn&#39;t know the history of the blocks, only that she thought her childhood housekeeper gave them to my great-grandmother and that she&#39;s been storing

  9. says

    I would really like to have a copy of that in my collection. Thank you for the chance to win. PS: If you want I am having a giveaway for an AccuQuilt GO! Baby over at The Learning Curve Come on over and get your 4 entries in to win. I am a follower of your blog.

  10. says

    Not sure if the competition is open to International peeps, but even if it isn&#39;t, I just wanted to say I love your orange peel quilt (with no orange), it looks lovely and the fabrics are fab!<br /><br />S x

  11. says

    oh I have a thing for butterflies, I would love to win this magazine….congrats for being highlighted for your blog. I love your orange peel quilt I am actually working on a scrappy version of this as a take a long project too!<br />Kathie

  12. says

    How exciting Amy!! Congratulations on being recognized all the way across the pond. The magic of the internet can still amaze. :) I love quilty magazines, this one looks nice, and they must have great content if they featured you! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!<br /><br />~Karissa

  13. says

    I&#39;ll be interested in seeing how it all turns out. Curves are my nemesis so I avoid them altogether. It would be fun to see the quilting styles of the folks across the pond.

  14. says

    I truly love to read the UK magazines. While relaxing in the whirlpool tub last evening I decided to read my European edition of my sewing magazine SEWINGWORLD- I just love the ad&#39;s and all the fabric choices. I already have a project planned. Glad you were featured in this one as well. I hope to read the shout out.

  15. says

    Cngrats on the feature! I love the orange peel, it will be a fun one to see grow, I am sure. I stopped by from Sew we quilt, I am a &#39;quilter&#39; who also knows how to embroider but have not ever done them both together. So glad to find your blog.<br />

  16. says

    The colors of your orange peel quilt are beautiful. I love admiring all the different type of quilting patterns.<br />Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

  17. says

    Well, of course I would love a new magazine, but with 95 comments…..where can I buy this magazine in Kansas,USA??? love all your quilts and info, by the way.

  18. says

    I am in LOVE with your orange peel quilt! I want to do one too. Maybe when I finish my hex quilt, it can be my new hand project. (In about 10 years). I love the colors and the vintagy feel of it. (And I was even going to leave that comment before I knew there was a giveaway.)

  19. says

    With you making projects like this orange peel, I can see why they highlighted you! I would love the read this overseas publication. It has feedsack quilts on the cover. How could you go wrong?

  20. says

    Congrats! Love your orange peel quilt and think it would be extra special if you made one in ORANGE!! :) Pls count me in for the giveaway.

  21. says

    I would LOVE to have one of those books…I need inspiration to start quilting again. With a newborn and 2 other young children I need something to save my sanity between homeschooling and diapers!!

  22. says

    Hand-work is so therapeutic, don&#39;t you think?! Is this a freezer paper applique? I learned how to do one in my first quilt class and haven&#39;t done one since. LIke the scrappy look to your quilt. Hope I&#39;m a winner for the magazines.

  23. says

    I love your orange peel quilt. I am working on one with the strata method so it takes me a long time to prepare the &quot;peels&quot;. Can&#39;t imagine working on it by hand though. I am machine sewing mine. Thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway.

  24. says

    Congratulations on being featured! Good going! Thank you for this great giveaway. Looks like a very inspirational magazine.<br />Love your Orange Peel with no orange.<br /><br />Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

  25. says

    I would love a copy! We all need inspiration! I&#39;m working on my first handheld hexagon concoction! Time will tell as it evolves I guess! KERIHAG at YAHOO dot COM

  26. says

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of Inspirational Projects magazine! I love half square triangles and pinwheels and the page you are showing is calling my name! Hope to hear from you soon announcing that I&#39;m the winner! (A little positive thinking never hurt anybody — talk to you tomorrow…) Shahann at yahoo dot com Have a great weekend!

  27. says

    Love this orange peel quilt – can&#39;t wait to see the final product! And thanks for the chance to win this little happy of yours.

  28. says

    I love butterfly patterns and the orange peel pattern is wonderful.<br />It is fun to see different magazines. Congratulations on being published. Thanks for the chance to win a new to me magazine.<br />Regards,<br />Anna

  29. says

    wow! truly loving how your orange peel quilt is looking… love love love it. can&#39;t wait to see your progress, take as long as you like xo amy

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