Talking about “Slow Stitching “. I started this project quite a number of years ago now. Even though you may think it’s taken a long time, I rather like to think that this is a project created from time which would otherwise have been “lost”. Recently, you may recall I posted “While We Wait”.
64 Orange Peels are required for the centre. Keep 4 aside for the cornerstones of the first border. Sew the 64 Orange Peels into four patches. Arrange the four patches into a 4 x 4 configuration,
Check measure through the centre block. Cut 4 of the 4″ white strips to measure 28 1/2″ in length. Attach a strip to two opposing sides of the quit centre. Add the remainder 4 Peel blocks to the ends of the remaining two white strips. Make sure they are orientated in the correct direction. Sew these two strips to the other two sides of the quilt centre.
Make the circle appliqués. Use the same method as for the peels. The circles will finish at 2″. Arrange the circle appliqués, equidistantly, four to each side of the white border. Secure, then handstitch in place.
For the second border, sort out the 5″ x 5″ Charm squares, arrange in colour groups and light to dark around the quilt. Once you are happy with the placement, sew 8 squares together, for two opposing sides, attach to the quilt. Sew the remainder squares, 10 each for the remaining 2 sides and attach to the quilt.
For the third border, check measure through the centre of the quilt. Cut then attach the 2 1/2″ taupe strips around the quilt to make the third border.
Quilt as desired.
Sew the binding strips together then add the binding to the quilt.