I am dying to make an Orange Peel quilt. There are any number of methods one could choose to do it, and I am on the fence as to which way I am going. Moda Bake Shop has a printable, for both machine applique or needleturn applique, which as you see I have printed out. You end up with a block that is 8.5 inches square, unfinished. If you are into curved piecing rather than applique, you can opt for a three piece acrylic template set. Baycreek Templates has a nice one with three size options, 8, 12 or 16 inches square.
There are also numerous options of how to lay out the block units. You can end up with a cool flower petal design, or the circular design shown on the pattern. You can also go with a one fabric choice for each block, or scrap it up.
There are some fabulous images of Orange Peel quilts on Pinterest, Flickr and on the internet. Seriously, go online to Pinterest.com and search for Orange Peel Quilts. It will blow your mind.
Jessica at Quilty Habit organized an Orange Peel Quilt Along this summer, and there are tutorials for various methods of construction on her blog, as well as links to lots of gorgeous results.
Cindy Lammon at Hyacinth Quilt Designs can always be depended on to make terrific projects, and I recommend you check out her version.
This is Cindy's Orange Peel.
This image is Amber's from A Little Bit Biased. This version is simiar to Cindy's but look how she has used scrappy backgrounds. Amber's work is awesome, and if you don't already, you should follow her blog.
The Orange Peel below was on Pinterest, and Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson! was referenced as the maker. How about an orange Orange Peel?
The one below is striking in black and tan scrappy Reproduction fabrics. Norma Whaley of Timeless Traditions
had this one pictured on her blog. From what I gather, her friend Leslie made it.
All I know, is an Orange Peel quilt is in my future.