Friday, October 11, 2019

Finished...But not as Planned

I have finished another little quilt from the orphan block stash. I think this makes project number four.  This one was originally planned to be quite different but I never did find some purple fabric I swore I had.  But I still really like the finished wall hanging.



I featured an improv orphan block I received in a bag of scraps.  I love the colors and fabrics in it.
I have used the purple and white striped fabric (second in from both ends) in a previous quilt and thought I had more in my stash.  
I was originally going to incorporate that fabric and make a much bigger quilt.




Once I reorganized and folded my entire stash looking for that purple fabric, I realized I needed to come up with Plan B.  So I pulled a bunch of purple, pink and orange 9 patches out of the suitcase.  These were made from the extra 1.5" squares I cut for my postage stamp quilt.  

I knew they would come in handy some day!

BTW - Check out that binding fabric - Is it not perfect!




 Here it is in its entirety.  It measures about 26" x 30".

I really like how it turned out and decided I needed to keep it for myself.
Purple AND orange - I just couldn't let this one go!



 I had a large open space on one of the walls in my sewing room.  It just fits!

But looking at this photo, I think it is time for me to reorganize the artwork on all the walls in there.  I am sure they could be color coordinated a bit better!

But I love looking at them all (including the wall that is not shown) - I like the fact that they are all eclectic and come from lots of people.

They constantly inspire me!




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16 comments:

  1. Oh! Now, I just love this improv piece--;)))
    the colors are just yummy..and that binding couldn't be more perfect nice work hugs, Julierose

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  2. I love the rich colors in this wallhanging. Lovely! And well done!

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  3. Great finish! the Binding totally makes the finish!!

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  4. Super scrappy wall hanging, Cynthia!! Enjoy!

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  5. What a fun quilt! I love the colors! And that binding is spot on.

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  6. Love the latest mini quilt - the vivid colors, the improv feel of the whole piece, its wonderful! Love the other mini quilts, too! Wish I had ROOM to display mini quilts....have a wonderful weekend. Deb E / CA

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  7. Such a fun little piece! And even though it was Plan B, it's a great example of how that medium gray just makes all the bright colors truly shine :)

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  8. That's just fun and happy! Love it! I enjoyed the peek at your wall of minis, too.

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  9. And YOU constantly inspire me! I love this mini!

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  10. You still used up more left overs going with plan B. A very bright and fun finish!

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  11. Very striking color scheme ... Good art quilt. A+

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  12. You always need a plan B! And your plan B is great! I love the addition of the nine patch border. And it looks gorgeous on your wall!

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  13. What's not to like! Purple and orange together were not on my screen, but they are now. That crashing sound is my blinders falling off. It's a little gem with the improv piecing and the perfect quilting and binding. A keeper for sure. And to think that you already had a place for it on your sewing room wall. I had to chuckle. My office/sewing room walls are crammed, but nary a thing is quilted. Oh, hang it up in Linda's room. sigh

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  14. I love how you made use of the orphan block and the bits and pieces. Those little 4-patchs are really sweet. Don't blame you for wanting to keep it . . . looks perfect on the wall

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  15. it's a very nice improv piece. you just have to love orange and purple together. its such a nice combination

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  16. Wow, another beauty! Who would have thought a simple little orphan block could be turned into something so cool.

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