by kathyjt 02 Oct 2013

Does anyone know what is this block is called?

Or do you have instructions on how to make it.


by abk 03 Oct 2013

Another version for Orange Peel:;set=a.144133215780933.1073741826.100136083513980&type=1&theater&notif_t=photo_comment

by marjialexa Moderator 03 Oct 2013

Thanks for all the information, I think this is a really pretty little block. I'm sure I could do one, but I'm not sure I'd like to try to put them all together into a quilt--it's that angle thing Martine was talking about, I'd have a really lumpy quilt, hee hee hee. Thanks for showing this, hugs, Marji

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mops by mops 03 Oct 2013

The method jofrog mentioned uses a 90 degree angle, eggyannie uses 60 degrees - both can be used to make larger pieces. This flower is the tricky one due to the 5 petals, i think I could not do it correctly without a bit of adjustement of the last seam. And my problems would multiply when making a larger quilt!

by jofrog2000 02 Oct 2013

It's called orange peel, or rob Peter to pay Paul. with this method you don't have to cut and sew in and out curves.

by almag 02 Oct 2013

Great question!!! Great answers!!!
Just when you think you know it all, along comes something like this and you find that what you didn't know is at least several years old, and suddenly there's a renewed interest in wanting to 'try it out'.
Thanks for the 72 degrees tip from Mops, too, that will make the laying-flat process quicker and less frustrating.

by kathyjt 02 Oct 2013

Thanks for all your help. Love you all.

by eggyannie 02 Oct 2013

as already suggested you create the circle of fabric and turn inside out and press
You need to make an equale triangle so that is gives you three sections in the circle
mark from one point down to the bottom on one side and the repeat on the other. use water erase markers, Place two circles back to back and sew along the one line, pick up another circle and place back to back with first one and again sew down the second line joining the two sections together,
Continue in this manner till all five circles have been linked together
Now you open out the sewn sections to create the petals and press, add decoration to the center of the flower to hide the center and you have created your first "block".
I hope you can understand what i am trying to convey.
annie in the uk

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by haleymax 02 Oct 2013

Thank you for the questions and the answers.

by rsehorse 02 Oct 2013

When I made this I cut out 5 circles of one color and 5 circles of a coordinating color. Layer them batting on bottom, one fabric right side up and the other fabric right side down. Sew around the entire circle. Make a small slit close to one side (so it will be hidden when folded over) and turn right side out. I laid it out and kept folding until I got the correct angle so it laid flat. Sew it on the fold lines. I made 5 yo-yos to cover up the center area and added a bead to the center of each yo-yo. Hope this makes sense to you. Susan

by mops Moderator 02 Oct 2013

The five petals look great. It is fairly easy, but you have to make sure the angle between the stitching lines is 72 degrees or it won't lay flat.

by IamGammie 02 Oct 2013

The quilting pattern is called "Cathedral Window". This design appears to have cathedral windows with yoyos and beads.


by dragonflyer 02 Oct 2013

I am not sure what this block is called, but the technique was developed by is called "Less Than Traditional Quilting with Charlie"...if you Google that, you can watch a YouTube video on the technique...I tried to paste a link, but it did not work...I have done table runners with this circle is quite easy and all of the quilting is completed as you assemble the circles....

by gerryb 02 Oct 2013

The middle pieces are yoyos with a bead in the middle of them. Don't know what it is, but it sure is pretty!!

by kylasm 02 Oct 2013

I made a quilt from a pattern similar to this but it's been 8 years and I don't remember the name. The one I made was made of circles about the size of lunch plates. The instructions allowed for the pattern to be made any size by tracing a bowl or large plate. The discs are made of 2 different prints of fabric so that when you sew the edges together the back fabric shows creating a petal effect.