Orange Peel Table Runner

A few years back I participated in a Bonnie and Camille Barn Block Swap on Instagram.  It was a lot of fun! I received this gorgeous Moda Love mini from Faith Jensen. 

Beautiful Carpenter’s Star Block by Faith Jensen 2017

If you have joined an online swap you have likely had to put together a set of photos that show your preferences.  This is a fun dive into the theme of the swap where you get to visually express to your secret partner what you would like.  So in my internet travels I came across this stunning mini by @Chickenwingchub.  I have been eyeballing it for years thinking how much I wanted to make one of my own. 

Orange Peel Inspiration Mini Quilt by @chickenwingchub 2016

I finally did it!  LOL!  I decided to make it a table runner.  I used the Impressions Template Set from Fat Quarter Shop and the It’s Sew Emma pattern Round Robin.   

I don’t love stitching applique or cutting it out by hand with scissors.  However, I have been drooling over the thought of a scrappy orange peel quilt for a long time, like since May 2017. 

I’m so happy with how it turned out!  I love scrappy and Bonnie and Camille’s fabrics mix across all of their different lines so nicely.  I used a variety of different low volume fabrics for the backgrounds and stuck with Navy, Red, Pink & Aqua for the appliqued peels.   

Close-up to show off that fun feather quilting.
It’s a big table runner, finishing at 21 x 51 inches.

When I quilted it I used an edge to edge design called Feather Delight that came with my Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher software.  Typically you use a thin batting for table runners but I used wool so it’s extra puffy and shows off those feathers. 

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