Friday, December 1, 2017

A Quick Distraction

December First!  How did that happen....

As the end of every year comes to a close, I find myself in a bit of a clean-up mode.  
I organize my workspaces and make plans for the coming year.

But every time I clean...I always end up stating a new project!



This quilt started when I went to put some orphan blocks and spare parts away into my little suitcase. I found some bits just way too tempting. 




Over 20 orphan blocks went into this quilt.  Along with a bunch of Kaffe Fassett scraps.  I know it won't win any awards, but I really enjoy the process of figuring how to use as many bits and leftovers as I can.



I even used some Kaffe Fassett fabric from my stash for the backing.  It feels good to put some of this really old stash to good use.

Now I need to go back to my many UFOs. 
But these little orphan blocks were sure a fun distraction!



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15 comments:

Theresa Morgan said...

That is a beautiful quilt! We create a wonderful meal and then what to do with leftovers????? You definitely know what to do with " leftovers". Lol. What is the pattern for the FMQ you used??? Perfect for the quilt too......

Preeti said...

Trying to Clean = Start of a new Project. Now, why does this sound so familiar???
The blocks are drool worthy!!!

Mari said...

Love it! It turned out so well. And now you have an empty box for a new project! That's a nice bonus, isn't it?

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is a fun one, Cyndy! So pretty and bright - I like the black sashing with the fun colors. Your post reminded me that I made a spare parts quilt top way back in February or something. I need to dig that one out and finish it!

Tammy Hutchinson said...

My kind of fun-very colorful, balanced and pretty!

Louise said...

Preeti is right: who can clean the studio without starting a new project? Not me! And you've proven, yet again, that it's very hard to go wrong with KF scraps :)

Fribble said...

Best orphan block quilt I've ever seen.

Karen's Korner said...

Gorgeous fabrics in that pretty quilt.

Linda said...

Love your Orphan Blocks quilt. So pretty, a great use of blocks and much better to make a quilt immediately than bury them in a suitcase where they may never make it into a finished quilt. What size was the quilt?

Jo said...

It so is a fun distraction. Great to get a finish out of a UFO.. well done. Looks fantastic. It doesn't have to win an award. Just to be finished is fabulous....

Pamela Arbour said...

That distraction led to a big accomplishment and I am sure it will win awards from anyone who gets to enjoy its warmth! I would give it a ribbon!

Jayne said...

It really turned out great! It isn't easy taking orphan blocks and putting them together, especially without making more! I admire your tenacity and determination!

Ann said...

I'm glad someone else hates tossing perfectly good fabric. And yes, I should be in finish it off mode but somehow have started new quilts, too.

knitnkwilt said...

You did well at getting a coherent look from the orphans and pieces. It is a fun challenge. I am always amazed at things that look good together that I'd never thought of combining before. Lay them out and move them around until . . .

Kate said...

Your orphan block quilt looks like anything but. What a great way to use up those left overs and some of the older stash. Congrats on a fun finish.

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