Monday, January 14, 2013

Orphans Find A Home


As I mentioned earlier this month, I plan to make quilts this year using orphan blocks and fabric from my stash/scraps. I made the double pinwheel blocks that you see in the above photo about ten (!) years ago, shortly after I bought the fabrics for a couple of dollars at one of my guild's yard sales. I found the blocks recently and decided to finally make them into a quilt, so I added the black solid from my stash and I have to say that I like the way it looks (and it looks much better in person).

I used three leftover blocks for the back, along with other fabric pieces from my stash....


Then I pieced some leftover batting scraps...with black thread because that's what I had in my machine and I was too lazy to change it....(eight pieces of batting scraps)...


Now it goes in the queue for quilting and binding...


3 comments:

Pat Merkle said...

Nice! Both sides are pretty, but I really love the back. Great idea to use of the orphan blocks.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love to use up all my bits and pieces too!

I am Just One Mom said...

most excellent! I usually use my small batting pieces to make paper with elem schl classes but this gets it used pronto! Clearing out piles is a beautiful thing.