Thursday, April 17, 2008

Orphan Blocks...Part 6

Finished! I got the remaining blocks sewn together yesterday, and the last rows joined up. Here is the finished flimsey. It measures 48" X 60", a bit bigger than I was planning. I was surprised how quickly the width filled in once I established the length. Betsy saw it this morning and pronounced it "good"...a keeper for sure!
 Little paper pieced houses(5"), a 'way back' exercise joined the ranks of orphans so they could be used in this top. Not much chance I'll ever paper piece enough to do anything else with them *VBS* Love it when a 'semi' project gets erased from the list.
 And last, but certainly NOT least, this is an amazing Easter package from my special friend, Julie K. in TX. It is a gift of friendship and I was soooo very surprised and touched when I opened it just before Easter. It made my week!! Not to mention my Easter *VBS* Thank you Julie, you have such a beautiful spirit and loving heart. Betsy and I discussed plans for the jellyroll from Moda over lunch today. It's the All you Need is Love fabric line.
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9 comments:

Greenmare said...

your orphan blocks quilt is gorgeous, and what a lovely package!! make sure you take pictures of what you do with the jelly roll.

Joyce said...

It's amazing how blocks that were made at different times with all sorts of colors can go together so well. I think Gwen and Freddy are right when they say that ten colors can look wrong but 100 are always right.

McIrish Annie said...

What great little tutorial for the orphan blocks!. I sometimes want to try a block but don't want to commit to anything much. Now I can do it, put them away to AGE and then use them for a orphan quilt. thanks for sharing!!!

andsewitis Holly said...

'twas fun to watch you build your quilt, Finn. I wish I produced more orphan blocks than I do but I will get there bye and by e. I have a lot of makings for half square triangles so maybe that will be where I begin next time.

Libby said...

Such a beautiful quilt that has come together from 'orphans'
That's a very nice surprise package - I'm so glad to see that Prairie Children have landed on your doorstep *s*

Linda_J said...

What fun to see the quilts you have been working on! Bright and cheerful plus an orphaned block top too.

You mentioned that you have a top to send on---whenever you are ready is fine with me!

Helen in the UK said...

Those little house blocks are too cute :)

julieQ said...

Such cute blocks! I really like your sampler quilt, and look forward to seeing it quilted. I am so glad you are enjoying your package!!Hugs from Texas, home of the spring tornadoes!!!

betts123 said...

Thanks for the inspiration, Finn. I didn't know what I was going to do with all those starts that had no real place to go. Now I know what to do with them. I need to get out the tape measure and see what fits with what. You must be very prolific in your quilt making!