Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Summer of Sewing: Orange Peel Porch Pillow

Welcome back to our Summer of Sewing tutorials here at Inspired by Fabric! 

We'll be featuring regular tutorials as part of our Summer of Sewing series, all using our newest fabric lines that you can find at your local quilt shop! Our tutorials will include a chance to win a bundle of the fabric line being used, so make sure to enter each time! 

This week we've created a palette of summery solids from our Painter's Palette Solids collection--we're calling it our Melon palette! It includes: Honeydew (of course!), Pale Aqua, Lipstick, Orchid, and Jade. Cool, refreshing, and modern. And don't forget our neutrals--White and Silver! 
Our Melon palette

Our tutorial has a modern feel as well--fused orange peel shapes on a white background to create a fun throw pillow. Toss this pillow on the couch for some seasonal color, or even better, use it outside on your porch or deck! For a chance to win a FQ bundle of our Melon palette (plus White and Silver!), see the end of this post. 



Let's get started!

You’ll Need:
1 fat quarter each 121-000 (White), 121-062 (Pale Aqua), 121-066 (Lipstick), 121-072 (Honeydew), 121-024 (Orchid), 121-039 (Jade)
1 yard 121-010 (Silver), includes backing
Paper-backed fusible web
22” square piece of batting
20” square pillow insert

Cutting:
Note: Download the orange peel shape template here.

From the white fat quarter:
One 15” square

From each of the Pale Aqua, Lipstick, Honeydew, Orchid and Jade fat quarters:
Four orange peel shapes (see step 2 below)

From the Silver:
Two 4-1/2” x 42” strips
Two 13” x 20-1/2” pieces for envelope backing (Cut one 20-1/2” backing square instead for a zippered pillow)

Make the Pillow:
1. Fold the 15” white square in half in both directions and press to create center guidelines.
2. Referring to the manufacturer’s directions, trace 20 orange peel shapes onto the paper side of fusible web. Press 4 orange peel shapes to each color and cut out on drawn line.


3. Using the center guidelines, lay out the center four orange peels and fuse in place. 

4. Continue adding orange peels as shown, making sure each grouping is approximately the same size. Fuse all orange peels in place.

5. Trim white square to approximately 14”, making sure there’s an equal amount of space past the orange peel edges on all four sides.
6. Cut both 4-1/2” x 42” silver strips in half. Sew halves to opposite sides of the center square. Press and trim excess. Add the remaining halves to the top and bottom of the center square, press and trim excess.

7. Layer the pillow top with batting and baste in place. Quilt as desired. Trim pillow top to measure 20-1/2”.
8. Fold and press one long edge of a 13” x 20-1/2” Silver piece over ¼”. Fold and press another quarter inch and topstitch to create a finished edge. Repeat on second 13” x 20-1/2” Silver piece.
9. Layer pillow top right side up and the two backing pieces right side down, matching raw edges and overlapping the finished edges across the pillow. Pin in place. Stitch around the outer edge of the pillow using a ¼” seam allowance. Turn pillow right side out, press, and stuff with the insert. Note: If you prefer a pillow with a zipper finish, use a 20-1/2” light gray square, your zipper, and your preferred method of finishing. 

For a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of the Melon palette (plus White and Silver) that we've created from our Painter's Palette Solids collection, make sure you follow us on the blog (options are in the right hand sidebar) and leave a comment letting us know you do, as well as telling us your favorite solid from our Painter's Palette Solids collection. Giveaway is open through Sunday, June 26 at 11:59 pm CST. We'll randomly draw a winner and announce it on the blog next week. Make sure we have a way to get in touch with you if you are selected as the winner!  This giveaway is now closed!

Congratulations to the winner of the Garden Rendezvous bundle: Joyful Quilter
We'll contact you for your mailing information! 

58 comments:

  1. I follow the blog by email. My favorite color is the pale aqua. Do love how these go together.

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  2. I follow the blog by email. My favorite color is honeydew!
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  3. I follow your blog by email. I love this Melon palette just as I loved all those bundles during that Painters Palette challenge.

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  4. I follow the blog by Instagram, Facebook, and e-mail. I love your Pale Iris color with the Lavender as a close second. Thank you for the template and tutorial. A lovely project.

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  5. I follow the blog via bloglovin. I love the blue-green colors. I can't pick just a single one ;)

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  6. I follow by email
    I like mint and emerald!

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  7. I follow via GFC. So many lovely colors to choose from in the Painter's Palette! Today my favorite is Bright Aqua.

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  8. I follow with email and GFC. I like orchid.

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  9. I follow you by e-mail, and would love to win this bundle. If I have to choose one Painter's Palette favorite, I think I'll take Honeycomb -- so pale yet invitingly warm.

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  10. I follow via email, and love any of the blues.

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  11. Following blog. I am surprised to admit I like the lipstick shade.

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  12. Following blog. I am surprised to admit I like the lipstick shade.

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  13. Following blog. I am surprised to admit I like the lipstick shade.

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  14. Follow your blog by email. I'm loving the blue Aruba colour.
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  15. I follow by email. Love all the pinks, especially Rose.

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  16. I follow by email. So many great colors, but I am leaning toward sky, as I have been wanting a pale light blue to use a background for some appliqué blocks.

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  17. I follow by email. I like most of the colors, especially the pale iris 121-012 and the claret 121-051.

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  18. I follow by e-mail. I really like the pale aqua 121-062.

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  19. I'm following your blog by newsletter. My fave fabric is Honeydew.

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  20. I follow by email! My favorite is Orchid! Thank You for the chance to win this great prize and also for sharing this wonderful tutorial!

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  21. I follow by email and bloglovin'. The Red Violet keeps jumping out at me!

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  22. Jade.
    I follow via email. Thank you so much for the orange peel tute...I'm new to this technique but will prevail w/your guidance.

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  23. I follow via Bloglovin'. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway!

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  24. Oops...forgot my favorite fabric...Daydream!

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  25. I follow via blog lovin. My favourite one is Royal x
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  26. I'm an email follower. I love the aqua and the jade.

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  27. I love pale iris and I follow with bloglovin x

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  29. Follow by email. Really like the orchid color.

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  30. I am a Bloglovin' follower. My favorite solid from Painter's Palette is Pale Iris..it's anything but pale!

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  31. I follow via email. LOVE love love the Poppy Red.

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  32. I followyou on Bloglovin. I love the orchid color! Thanks for sharing this!

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  33. I already follow thru Email & Bloglovin :)
    Loooove the Tangerine!! (truthfully...love em ALL! giggle)

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  34. I follow your blog with Feedly.

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  35. I am a follower, I love the color combo, silver is perfect.

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  36. I follow your blog by blog reader. I love the Pale Iris.

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  37. Bloglovin is how I follow and I love Lapis! thank you!

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  38. I follow the blog from Bloglovin. My favorite color is Honeydew.

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  39. I follow the blog from Bloglovin. My favorite color is Honeydew.

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  40. I follow on Bloglovin'. That Pencil Yellow speaks to me.

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  41. I follow on Bloglovin. I like the aqua color!!

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  42. I follow via email. My favorite color is a toss up between midnight and royalty.

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  43. 121-027 Purple is my favorite. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  44. Following on Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  45. i follow on blog lovin' and my favorite is 121-040 Bright Aqua.

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  46. I follow on Blog Lovin and my fav is Honeydew too!

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  47. I follow on bloglovin, that aqua catches my eye.
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  48. I follow on Bloglovin. My favorite solid is 121-098 Cyan. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  49. I follow your blog by email and my favorite color is "HoneyDew". All beautiful colors!

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  50. I love Maize! It's often hard to find pretty yellows, but your solids have a few lovely options!

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  51. I follow on Bloglovin. My favorite Painter's Palette Solid is Lipstick!

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  52. I follow via Bloglovin. My favorite color is #121-012. Thanks for sharing a great giveaway.

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  53. I follow thru Bloglovin'. My favorite color is aqua, but I do like the lipstick a lot, too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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