Sunday, September 27, 2020

Oh Scrap! : Orphan Block Progress

 I have been finding some big blocks of time to spend in my sewing room lately - but the projects I am working on are all so time consuming.  That means the progress has been slow.

This "medallion style" quilt from a bunch of orphan blocks is the project that is using most of my time.  I spent the weekend finishing up the green round of blocks. Right now it measures about 36" square.

Next, I plan on adding some gray blocks to create one more round of borders.  I will need to track down some scraps to create a few more geese components.  I will also need some gray fabric to extend the border to the edges.  I am not sure what the next steps will be - I like that to be a mystery!

Do you like playing with orphan blocks?  


It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up: 

  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do! 

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Linking Up:

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Julie in GA said...

I love watching the progress on your orphan block quilts. Very inspiring!

The Joyful Quilter said...

I absolutely LOVE the concept of Orphan Block quilts! With no design wall, putting the idea into practice is a bit challenging. Have fun digging in your gray scraps to complete the next round!

Meloney said...

I have so many orphan pieces. I need to do something like you are doing to get them used. I'm not creative in an improv manner, so it is difficult for me.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

that is really really cool tho!!

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

I love the idea of your quilt being a "mystery"--not knowing what will happen next! And of course the orphan blocks will find a happy home.

Susan said...

I love the green scrappy center, especially those pieces on the outer border. Unfortunately, not feeling the grey :(

Sherrie said...

What an awesome idea! I would love to make an orphan quilt...but I'm good a just adding blocks to make it all fit. Maybe someday I'll attempt it. Your quilt will be beautiful when done. Have a great day!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love the green theme to this one. The tumbler blocks in different sizes make a neat border, too. Have a great Sunday, Cyndy!

JanineMarie said...

This is looking beautiful as well as restful with the grays and greens along with the bits of color. I don't use orphan blocks much except as part of backings, but this is really intriguing.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Cynthia, what a great mystery quilting adventure you are on. I love quilts where I'm not sure what comes next. They are always exciting, although sometimes frustrating :-) Thanks for hosting your great linking party. Later this week Muv and I are hosting the 300th linking party of Free Motion Mavericks. I hope that you'll be able to join us with free motion quilts, either past or present! Thanks and take care.

gayle said...

Oh, what a fun adventure this one is!
I love when you play with your orphans!

Louise said...

I like your process of putting the next few "seed" block in the centers of the sides. They really give a sense of what a gray round will feel like!

Miaismine said...

I look forward to your scrappy posts every week! You make a beautiful something out of nothing every time! Your link up has me focused on scrappy sewing projects now! :)

Mystic Quilter said...

I always love to see your Orphan block quilts, this one is no exception and the Improv style I like very much.

Bonnie said...

It's nice to see what you've accomplished on your orphan blocks project. It is really looking good.

Anonymous said...

I love the 36" version all by itself. It makes me think of a game board, like Monopoly.
Kathleen - kakingsbury at verizon dot net

Nann said...

Orphan block quilts take so much time but the results are terrific.

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