Friday, November 18, 2022

Another Quilt from Orphan Blocks

 Remember all those orphan blocks a friend recently gave me?

Well, I am still making quilts with them! There were a number of pineapple blocks in the stack.  Some were cut in two and a few needed to be finished.

For the center of this quilt, I took one of her blocks and put four pineapple blocks cut on the diagonal around it. I added n some strip sets that I had hidden away in my orphan block stash.  Two big pineapple blocks on the top and bottom made a great vertical center.

On the side edges, I used another cut pineapple block and added in two other blocks I slit in two.  I also love to use a print background in my orphan block quilts. I love the effect it has with all the busy blocks.

I used three different prints on the back.  Even the binding was made from two pieces of leftover binding that I just spaced around the edges.

I am really pleased with how this one turned out.  I delivered this one and a previous finish back to the friend that gave me all the orphan blocks.  She seemed to really like how they turned out too!

The rest of the gifted blocks went back into my stash.  I will get them out again soon but I have a number of other quilts I am really hoping to finish up before the end of the year.

(And if you read my last post, you know I am a bit distracted right now!)

Have a fantastic weekend!

Linking Up:

Connecting Threads still has their Basics and Blenders sale going on.  It is a great time to build your stash with background fabrics.


Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh wow, Pineapple blocks are so much work to put together (so many seams). I'm glad your friend is happy with how you've finished them up for her. said...

Wow! What a looker!!!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

That is super happy and colorful quilt!!!

Mystic Quilter said...

Such a fun idea to create this lovely quilt using gifted blocks.

SueR said...

Interesting way to use the blocks. It's a very colorful happy quilt!

Kate said...

You made really good use of those orphan blocks. Very colorful and bright!

Chantal said...

You really have a talent for making orphan blocks look happy together. I would never have cut a pineapple block up to add it to another block but it works so well. Kudos! ;^)

Bonnie said...

You did a terrific job on that quilt. I like the bright colors and that it is definitely a unique quilt. Great job!

Linda Swanekamp said...

It looks like you designed it that way from the beginning. Wonderful quilt- so full of color and interesting shapes.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Another wonderful Orphan Block quilt, Cynthia! You are masterful at the technique. LOVE that scrappy binding, too!

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