AccuQuilt BOB Blog Hop: Rob Peter to Pay Paul


This blog hop has been so much fun. I love seeing what everyone has done with these quilt blocks–And today is my day. Curved blocks are always a challenge, and also one of my favorites. With curves it seems there are fewer seams, simpler blocks, and endless design opportunities. The block I chose is Rob Peter to Pay Paul. It is sometimes called Orange Peel. This turned out to be the perfect opportunity to make gifts for upcoming events and holidays. RPPP packaging

This is the AccuQuilt BOB Die set for this block. It consists of two shapes, a center and a half melon. One of the nicest things about this block is that while there are curves on the inside, it is stitched into a square block and can be set on point or horizontally. The challenging part of this block was not piecing it, but finding the perfect combination of connecting the two shapes to get a perfect 7 inch finished block. While the points at the apex of the curve are always matched, I tried easing the concave and convex curves into each other a couple of different ways. The final and best solution was a partial seam approach.

And to be fair, my way is not the ONLY way. There are other ways to stitch this block together–I used fabric basting glue, but some actually stitch it without pins or glue–give it a try and see what works best for you.

This video demonstrates how I pieced this block.

AccuQuilt is offering this free pattern for a pillow topper during the blog hop. Click on the picture below and it will take you to their website where you can download the pattern. free pattern


I took inspiration from Ebony Love’s Studio Quilt Along to make this beautiful combination using the Rob Peter to Pay Paul quilt blocks. It was fun to mix up the colors.RPPP-flower


This is a Christmas quilt that I started. This is so pretty in the classic red and white. RPPP-red and white


And here are a couple of fun virtual quilts that I created with Electric Quilt software. As I said, the possibilities are endless. The first is another red and white with a negative block in the center. The second has a border around each individual block. Virtual quilt 01 virtual quilt 02 Now I really must get back to stitching–this is to much fun. Do you like curved piecing? Have you made a Rob Peter to Pay Paul / Orange Peel quilt?

And just in case you’ve forgotten – here are the participants:

August 18th – Samplings from a Blue Ribbon Girl – GO! Flowering Snowball

August 19th – Strip Quilter – GO! Ohio Star
August 20th – Freemotion by the River – GO! Log Cabin
August 21st – A Quilting Life – GO! Dresden Plates
August 22nd – Pleasant Home – GO! Blazing Star
August 23rd – Living Water Quilter – GO! Hunter Star
August 24th – Ray’s Sew Crafty – GO! Double Wedding Ring
August 25th – Blue Feather Quilt Studio – GO! Rob Peter to Pay Paul
August 26th – One Stitch at a Time – GO! Double Wedding Ring
August 27th – Beaquilter – GO! Log Cabin
August 28th – Sew Incredibly Crazy – GO! Rob Peter to Pay Paul
August 29th – Sew Fresh Quilts – GO! Ohio Star

11 Replies to “AccuQuilt BOB Blog Hop: Rob Peter to Pay Paul”

  1. You created some beautiful designs. This die is so versatile. I learned curving piecing a couple of months ago. I hope to pieced more.

  2. I’ve never made a curved piece quilt and have been wanting to learn make one. What beautiful design ideas you made with this block. It looks fun to try out.

  3. Marjorie, thank you for this excellent tutorial on working with curved seams. I recently struggled with piecing an apple core quilt, using my accuquilt die for the cutting process and then pinning the seams. I thought I would never attempt a curved-seam quilt again, but your tutorial addresses so well the problems I encountered. Again, thank you so much.

  4. Marjorie, your video is absolutely fantastic. Thanks for such wonderful directions. I’m on my way to purchase this die (one of the very few I don’t have)!

  5. I’ve followed this blog hop the last few days and mostly I read, “These new BOB boards are fantastic” or “This is really easy to do.” But none of the other participants have given the explicit instructions/video that you have. I am much impressed and hope that AccuQuilt gives you more BOB’s. So you can teach us even more.

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