This is my Octagonal Orbs quilt, made using a tutorial that I wrote for the MQG blog waaaay back last year. Here is where I orginally wrote about the blocks, and here is where I wrote about the quilt top. I also want to mention again that the basic idea for this block came from Heather Bostic's pillow. I just fixed the math to make it into a quilt block.
I know that I said almost the same thing in my last post, but the colors in this quilt just make me happy. I had forgotten until I pulled this out to quilt how I had divided the oranges into four different groups and I love seeing the different combinations of them with the gray in the quilt.
I've also really loved seeing how much this block tutorial has been used since it was posted last year! If you're looking for inspiration, I definitely recommend going to Flickr and searching for "octagonal orb block" or "octagonal orb quilt." Lots of beautiful stuff!
I quilted using a very light gray thread (Aurifil 50 wt 2600). The quilting is a bunch of giant pom-pom flowers all nested together and was inspired by Angela Walter's Flower Power design from her excellent book, Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters.