I have something to share today which will hopefully inspire you to save a few more "scraps" from the trash bin. I am ready to share the first finish from my series of quilts made from orphan blocks.
There is so much scrappy goodness in this one!
The finished size is about 58" square. The only fabrics I added are the orange/green narrow borders, the dotted purple/green background and some black/white frames. The rest all came out of my little suitcase of orphan blocks.
It all started with that big center block. A friend gave me that block quite some time ago. I think it was one she made in a class on sewing curves and then decided she didn't really want to make an entire quilt using that method. She knew I would eventually find the perfect home for it!
If you are interested in how this top was constructed, you can read more about that here. There are very few blocks made by me in this top. I do see some blocks and components from about 4 different quilters who would have otherwise tossed these in the trash.
I love that there are very few solids in this quilt - so many great prints to look at. Even small bits like these HRTs found a home.
I added a black and white print to the back. The piece I had was not quite wide enough so I found a bright yellow fabric to pull some of the bright colors from the front.
I will continue to share more quilts made from my orphan blocks. Each is very unique and constructed in a different methods. I hope I am inspiring you so save those bits!
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