Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Bella Skill Builder with Fat Quarter Shop - Month 2 - Orange Peel

It is March 1st and Month 2 of the Bella Skill Builder with Fat Quarter Shop. I loved making the Orange Peel blocks! I think they are my favorite! 

I used Heat N Bond Lite to adhere my orange peels and then stitched around the edge of each peel with Aurifil 50wt thread. Stitching isn't necessary with the Heat N Bond, but I like the decorative touch it adds. I also found using the Impression Orange Peel Quilting Templates to be super helpful in tracing accurate shapes. 

Just look at this lovely pile of orange peel blocks before I pieced them together.  I'm quite sure an Orange Peel quilt is in my future! Moda Bella fabrics used:  Caribbean 9900-86, Ruby Ice 9900-169, Boysenberry 9900-217.

Ready to make your Orange Peel Blocks.... Click on the links and video below
  • Kimberly and Sherri made this fabulous video below to help you make your own Orange Peel blocks.

I hope you are sewing along with us with the Bella Skill Builder- it is a fabulous way to learn new sewing skills. 

Follow me along on Instagram @mellierc  where I show more of my current sewing projects!

Have a great day!



  1. I, too, used HeatnBond and chose blanket stitch by machine for the finish. Love your blocks!

  2. Hello from the QAL - your blocks look great and the colors are awesome. - Marni


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