Red Velvet Broken Orange Peel
by Erika Echols
102″ x 102″
Red Velvet Carriage Robe for color. Broken Dishes and Improvisation for composition. Orange Peel for quilting.
I needed to get started, so I pulled my red and teal scraps and started sewing like-sized pieces together. I didn’t measure. I didn’t second guess. I thoughtfully considered the traditional Broken Dishes (with some math) for one side of the project, and the big star just continued to grow (with very little math and lots of improvisation). Throughout the quilt, I enjoyed playing with scale. I used traditional Orange Peel shapes for the machine- and hand-quilting design.