Friday, October 23, 2020

Orphan Block Inspiration

 Remember these orphan blocks I decided to build a quilt around?



I had a total of 15 blocks that measured abut 6" square.  I modified the blocks a bit and then pulled scraps in these muted shades to make a quilt.



Here is the quilt I ended up making.  I wasn't sure I would have enough scraps in these colors but I ended up having plenty.  I also had to make one more "orphan" so I could go with a 16 block layout.



These are not colors I use very often so it was nice to clean these odd colors out of my scrap bins.  I really like the soft colors though.

I kept the quilting simple and round to soften the squares a bit.



The quilt measures 48: square.  So a single width of fabric wasn't wide enough for a backing.  I did struggle a bit to come up with a backing but I finally settled on this green fabric with a beige inset to make it wide enough.  



Hard to believe that this quilt started with some leftover blocks saved from the trash bin!


This quilt was created using the second module from my Scrap Mixology pattern series.  You can find these patterns in my Etsy shop or my Payhip pattern store.




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17 comments:

  1. It's lovely. I like the softness of the colours. Great job! ;^)

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  2. I love the soft, muted colors. The layout looks like the sliced log cabin pattern layout. Very nice.

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  3. Very pretty. I like the pattern and the colors.

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  4. I love this quilt, Cynthia! Such a relaxing color palette, and the design is wonderful!

    Michelle

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  5. I like the soft, muted colors, too - I don't sew with those very often either. The neat, wonky design that those blocks create is really fun!

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  6. Very NiCe... & I LoVe the colours...xox

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  7. You do such a nice job with your Rescue Missions, Cynthia!! That trash heap was transformed into a restful quilt.

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  8. What a great save of orphan blocks! I love this quilt!

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  9. You took off running with this one! A few weirdo blocks, a couple of soft grey and green strings and pow! A practically instant quilt. Love it! :)

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  10. You always have so.ething up your sleeve. Loving it!

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  11. Squeee! Love, love, love. How you came up with this beautiful quilt with those little bits is just mind boggling to me. I am loving the back fabric strip too.

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  12. A perfect quilt in the end and making those orphans fit right in, a win win!

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  13. Oh, I do really like those colors! Looks great! Like it was planned that way all along!

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  14. Great finish with the leftover blocks and such beautiful soft colours.

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  15. Super super creative!! I love this one in those muted colors!! way to go!!

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