Path A: Orange Beach

Good morning from camp counselor Mary Andra Holmes. I’m at Orange Beach with campers whose creative adventure took them to Row 8 and we choose applique. The sun is rising and has a beautiful orange glow. The Orange Peel block was a perfect choice to celebrate this day.

NOTE: This is one post in a series of quilt-along posts. Start from the beginning with the first post {here}.

Block measures 5.5″ square unfinished

  • 22 Layer Cakes OR 5 Fat Quarters
  • 1 1/8yards of background fabric

Cutting Instructions:

Please read all instructions before you start this row.

From (7) 5.5″ x WOF strips of background fabric, cut:

  • 44 background squares (WITH cornerstones)
  • 48 background squares (WITHOUT cornerstones)

From prints, cut:

  • 176 orange peel petals (WITH cornerstones)
  • 192 orange peel petals (WITHOUT cornerstones)

Sewing Instructions:

NOTE: a 5” block with 1/4” seam allowance is provided for you for petal placement. Make sure your 4 outside corners of each petal does not fall into the 1/4” seam allowance.

Use the template provided as a placement guide for orange peel applique. Using, your preferred method, applique the peels to each background square.

Assemble Rows:

WITH cornerstones

Sew (4) rows of (11) 5.5” blocks together. The top and bottom row will have (2) alternate corner blocks sewn at each end of these row.

WITHOUT cornerstones

If all 4 rows will be Orange Peel blocks, sew (2) rows of 11 blocks and two rows of 13 blocks.

Add the 11 block rows to each side of your center Medallion and 13 block rows to top and bottom of your center Medallion.

Block measures 5.5″ square unfinished

It’s time for lunch and visiting Camp attendees. Hope to see you along the way.

Mary Andra Holmes

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10 comments on “Path A: Orange Beach

  1. Am I missing something? I can’t find the link to the orange peel template??

  2. I absolutely love the orange peel block. Now I just have to get my finger out and finish my WIPs. Thank you so much

  3. Diana says:

    I don’t see the template. Am I just not seeing a link?

    This could be a lovely outer border, although challenging.

  4. Rosemaryflower says:

    Mary, this is a lovely block. I like the way yours turned out, very nice colors

  5. Deborah Esposti says:

    Love Orange Beach! But I do not see the template.

  6. Pat Felton says:

    Am I missing something. I can’t find the orange peel template.

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