Friday, September 20, 2019

Yep! I am Still Playing with Orphan Blocks

Here it second finish made from my orphan blocks!

This quilt started out from this block pull out of my Orphan Block suitcase.  I pulled all of the bits and pieces that were red white and blue.

There are leftovers from five projects pictured.

I started out by using the paper pieced star in the center and then using some of the other blocks to create a pattern around it.  I simply sliced them into fourths and sewed them together.

I would have liked to better frame the star but it would have thrown the math off on all the other pieces.

I used some of the other leftover parts to create an outer border.  The Kona Ice Frappe solid fabric that was used in these leftover blocks, I also used as the background so that the outer border appears to float around the edge.

 Here it is in its entirety.  It measures about 38" square.  It will make a cute little donation quilt and will live in a pile of quilts just waiting for a home for now.

I was able to find some pieces of my favorite navy sketch fabric (I purchased from Connecting Threads) to piece together and make a backing.  The seams don't show at all in this print so I was able to use almost everything I had.  I quilted it with my go-to swirl pattern in a soft mint green thread.

I am still working on a few more orphan block quilts.  I think there will probably be five total.  If you want to see the first one I made from leftover strip sets, you will find it here.

Have a fun and scrappy weekend!

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LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love the Kona Ice Frappe background color! I've never used a color like that for the background, but now I'm sure I *need* some! :) That is a great little finish, Cyndy.

Elle said...

You made a fabulous quilt out of a single orphan. It will be LOVED!!!!!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

That is awesome - and it looks totally planned!!

Louise said...

I love how all the pieces float in this one!

Mystic Quilter said...

You're certainly using up those orphan blocks!! Good use of all the smaller left over bits from other projects and I love the coral pieces you've used with the blues and grey.

Yvonne said...

Another adorable quilt. I so admire your ability to, as the saying goes, "make a silk purse out of a sow's ear". Another quilt that is sure to be cherished.

Jayne said...

Keep playing! This turned out pretty perfect I think!

Kat Scribner said...

I can tell that you love the challenge as you always do such a great job with orphans !

Pamela Arbour said...

I love it! You have a good vision for scraps!

Michelle said...

It’s hard to believe this delightful little quilt was made from orphan blocks! Lovely!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Nice job, Cynthia!! Looking forward to seeing the other Orphan Block quilts you have in the works.

laughing gas quilts said...

That's a great quilt; you'd swear it was planned from the start. I have my orphans out, looking at me balefully. Will have to follow your excellent example.

Jannette said...

I really like this quilt!
You've inspired me to look at my orphans (I usually just ignore them...) - I'm sure that there's at least one or two quilts hiding in those piles!
And Kona Ice Frappe? Game changer!

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