Thursday, February 18, 2021

Another Beauty Adopted by a Family of Strips

I think it's so much fun to sew without having a real plan. No kidding! You've seen some of my quilts that were "adopted". This is a group of Kaffe Fassett fabrics. When I was getting ready to photograph it, this sassy little orchid wanted to join in. What could I say?!! I finished it last week.

Cameo panel surrounded by various happy strips: 44" x 44"

Do you remember the others? This was a 30 year old block that I used the Windham Fantasy collection to complete. Isn't this lovely?

Vintage Flower block surrounded by 2" strips

And then Fantasy decided they wanted to adopt another block. OK. I can do that, I said. This also was a vintage block that waited around for years.

First adoption - read about it here

And just one more. I made this appliqué elephant block several years ago. Nothing happened with it. Finally, he roared out and insisted that I put it into a quilt. What else could I do?

Minton Elephant: 44" x 47"

Now, I hope I've inspired you to dig around in your orphan block pile and consider this very easy way to make them into simple quilts. I found a few others and one in particular has finally run out of her patience. She has been an orphan for 30+ years and insisted I find some fabrics to wrap around her. I promised I would.


Yes, she has a slight imperfection. Can you see that "6A" in the lower right side? Some kid in her class took a permanent marker and wrote on her leg! I've got a few ideas on how to cover that. I'll keep you posted!

6 comments:

  1. Such a great way to use orphan blocks
    Thank you
    have an amazing day

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    1. Yes, it is fun and I'm already rummaging around for the perfect leftovers to surround that potted flower block.

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  2. You just gave me some ideas of what to do with some orphan blocks that I have. Thanks.

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  3. Fantastic! It is such a great way to play with your fabric. I'm getting ready to make a few more. Glad you liked it!

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  4. They are all so beautiful. I love the idea of using strips this way. It really doesn't matter what center or what strips, it makes a beautiful finish.

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