Highs and Lows of 2020 Quilt {Progress}

Progress on my Orange Peel Temperate Quilt of 2020


Sewing-wise, it's been a fairly quiet week for me, with only a pile of leaf blocks to share with you. 


I'll continue to make a few more of these little blocks before I sew more rows together and watch the quilt have a growth spurt. It's nice to see the quilt grow when I've been focussing on the small pieces that fit into my hand.


Last week, I bought some orange spice thread balm from Sharon of Lilabelle Lane Creations. I had been using beeswax when hand sewing but for some reason, it's kind of dried out and gotten quite crunchy. 

This thread balm is just lovely to hand sew with. I missed out on buying some last time that Sharon had this thread balm in her store, so as soon as I'd seen she'd stocked up on more, I was quick to purchase. I highly recommend it for hand sewing and tangle-free thread.


11 comments

  1. These little blocks look so addictive! I absolutely love your quilt and it’s so fun to watch it grow.

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  2. Anorina, your temp quilt is really sweet. You picked the right colors. This will be an epic memory quilt, and especially with this stupid covid.
    Well done!

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  3. Not too many days left of this year to go now. Are you marking where each month starts?

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  4. I love your pretty blocks. An Orange Peel quilt is on my wish list xx

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  5. 2020 was full of highs and lows. Only if they were half as pretty as your temperature quilt the world would be a better place. I am sure it will be a show-stopper of a finish.

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  6. Lovely cheery blocks . They look a bit addictive.

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  7. This is, by far, the prettiest temperature quilt I’ve seen!

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  8. Your quilt is gonna be so pretty! Each little leaf patch is just a gem. You know, I have thread wax - the brand is Sew Fine, and it comes in a variety of scents - but I often forget to use it! Also, because I EPP with Bottom Line 60-weight polyester, I don't think poly needs to be (or should be) waxed. Glad you found a good replacement for the plain stuff!

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  9. Your temp quilt is coming along beautifully!!

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  10. Your orange peel quilt is looking fantastic, and thanks for the tip about the Thread Balm. I used to use Thread Heaven but can't find it anymore. Does your Thread Balm really smell like spiced orange? Because the only thing better than tangle-free stitching is tangle-free stitching with a side of aromatherapy!

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