Sunday, October 9, 2022

Oh Scrap! : Orphan Block Bananza

 Saturday, I sewed with some good friends.  It is always nice to spend a day with other quilters.



While I was there, one of my generous friends gave me a giant stack of orphan blocks.  She does a lot of donation quilts for kids so I find these blocks loads of fun.  I plan on making a few quilts that I will gift back to her so she can donate them to the organization of her choice.



As soon as I got home, I instantly organized them a bit and started putting some up on the design wall.  Not sure that this is the final design but it will be perfect as a starting point.

I initially pulled a blue pin dot fabric to use as the background (on the left) but I think I need to go back to my stash and find a print with a bit of a cream background.  The white looks too stark for me.


I am sure I will be playing with all these blocks for weeks!


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11 comments:

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

What a nice batch of orphan blocks! Good job rescuing them, they will make a cute quilt for a kid who needs one.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Wonderful to get together with stitching friends! Those are neat blocks and will be fun to put together. I love rescuing stitchy stuff.

Chantal said...

It is so sweet of you to give them back to her so she can give them to whomever. You both are very generous. I love what you've gathered. Beautiful beginning. Enjoy! ;^)

Ivani said...

How fun!!! I am sure you will come up with great quilts for the kids.

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

I love how you see possibility in others' orphan blocks! I agree: I think a cream background may be the way to go. : )

tubakk said...

Quilters are always the best. Have fun with your blocks.

Nancy said...

What fun blocks to play with! I know you'll make some wonderful quilts.

Michelle said...

What an awesome set of orphan blocks!

Sharon Kwilter said...

What a fantastic score. Have fun.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh how fun you will have with those!

QuiltGranma said...

What a great beginning to a darling quilt! Love your hedgehogs!

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