Friday, February 10, 2017

Another Fun Finish

I am having far too much fun playing with all of these orphan blocks.  First, there was the medallion quilt, then one using the Improv method. For my third quilt, I simply laid the blocks into rows set in a background fabric.




I think this one is so bright and playful.  You can read more about how it came together in this post.




I used a print for all of the background.  Choosing a directional print was probably not the wisest choice but I do like how it turned out.




It is hard to believe that everything besides the background came out of my little orphan block suitcase.  Some of these bits fit together so perfectly, it was almost like it was always meant to be.




And the backing is just as playful!  I was able to use up an older Laurel Burch fabric I have had for years and paired it with some leftover ombre blue fabric I had in my stash.  You can really see my loopy quilting!



It has been so much fun seeing all the things other quilters are making with their orphan blocks.  I am working on one more orphan block quilt that I hope to share on the last Friday of February.  I will host a link up on that day so everyone can share their creative projects too.  It is pretty amazing what can be made from these humble orphan blocks!






Linking Up:

My Quilt Infatuation (Needle & Thread)

27 comments:

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Great project! It does feel good to take leftovers and make something creative and fun.

Libby in TN said...

Ahh, more good ideas!

Chantal L. said...

Lovely work Cynthia. Congrats on another wonderful finish. ;^)

Robby H. said...

What a bright and graphic quilt. I was a little unsure at that last update, but I know not every thing appeals to every one. You've really worked wonders with your little orphan friends. Well done.

Jan A. said...

What a great use of scraps. It is so bright and active.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I really like this one! The way you used the background makes the blocks look like they are floating!

Robin said...

I love to see Orphan Block quilts and how the maker brought them all together. I really need to get my orphan blocks out and sew them into a top. It's like a free quilt. The Laurel Burch backing with the ombre is beautiful in itself. Thanks for sharing.

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE the pops of orange running through the quilt!! Totally brings it all together into a cohesive quilt. Nice work!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

How fun! The blocks are so vibrant and colorful, I like the more subdued background you set them in. Congratulations on another fun finish!

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

I have enjoyed watching your progress with these blocks! Makes me want to check my drawers for my own left over blocks! Today's quilt is gorgeous!
mary in AZ

Preeti said...

What a fun quilt!! The colors are so bright and gorgeous!

Cathy said...

This looks fantastic! I have so many orphan blocks, I really need to do this. Great job putting them together.

Cathy said...

Another great idea for orphan blocks! Wonderful!

gayle said...

I love how you've made each of your orphan quilts look like they were actually planned quilts! Wonderful work!

Pamela Arbour said...

Congratulations on another outstanding original finish. You have really done a great job using orphan blocks. I guess you need to write a book?

pearbour@gmail.com

Jo said...

Good finish. I like the improv one the best. Love the scrappy look.

Janice Holton said...

I LOVE watching these orphan blocks come together into something fun! It does look like it was planned that way all along!

Kate said...

Very bright and colorful! Those direction fabrics can be so fun in a quilt, but they are challenging to work with. Congrats on another fun orphan quilt finish.

Jayne said...

This is a playful fun quilt! I just cannot believe it came from your bag of tricks...suitcase! It's really fun to see how you put these together!

Sylvia Anderson said...

I don't have that many orphan blocks, but I sure do like what you've done with yours, Cynthia. The backing on this one is a real eye-opener, and I love ! I think her fabrics are so unique and colorful, and stand on their own in a quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

great Orphan Block quilt. I can definitely see one in my future!
xx, Carol

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

This is a fun one indeed!!

Ariane said...

This quilt looks wonderful!! It looks like these blocks were meant to be together! Wonderful finish!!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

That one is just adorable!!! The crayon totally brings it all together ;-)

Jasmine said...

This looks great all finished up. I love the loopy quilting. Did you mark rows or just go for it?

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

This is so fun! Great finish.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I love how the blocks jump (pun intended) off that light coloured sashing. You have a real eye for scale and colour. Thank you for your link to TGIFF.