A few months ago I was asked to design a quilt block for the Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild Block of the Month. I’ve been really enamored by Orange Peel Blocks lately, so I came up with this fattened version:
The gently curved square shape reminded me of an iPhone icon, thus the name.
If you are new to sewing curves, don’t be afraid to give it a try! I tried to make them fool-proof to line up, and the curve is gentler than a 1/4 circle.
I was having fun making the blocks, so I ended up making an entire quilt!
The quilt measures 48″ x 60″. I decided to just dive into my solid scraps and use every color, but now I’m wishing I had used a tighter color palette. Here are a few other ideas for color:
Ombred Alison Glass Fabrics
I used Essex Yarn-dyed for the background, a variety of solid scraps for the main curves and low-volume scraps for the latticework sashing.
The stripy sashing is Robert Kaufman Railroad Denim. I was asked if the denim is bulky, and it is not at all! It’s a lightweight fabric and was quite nice to work with.