Orphans! Yes, I'm having so much fun with all my orphan blocks....................guess it's the creative function that is the fun! And.................all those blocks that I thought would just be thrown away are being used.
Once I had these all placed on the floor, I thought 'this looks super great as a folk style top' and guess what............
every one of these pieces in this quilt are ORPHANS! I did not make one extra block, half square triangle, flying geese--nothing extra was produced to create this! Now, that makes me feel really good and my scrap pile is diminishing!
Here is another orphan put together. Pam had a large panel and all these outer blocks to use--clever gal, she used the smaller blocks as a border! Perfect for a child's room!
Oh my! how to use those odd blocks? Well, here is another one of those ways to create a top--it might not all be in the same theme, but by golly, it works!
a super way to use all those paper pieced flower blocks around a large block completed in a workshop. And I love to do embroidery, but no rhyme or reason how to use-- What do you think? It works for me! I even found a yardage in my scrap bin to use for the background--hurrah for me!
Remember this from a previous post? Jessica's pink/brown orphan blocks?
Well, here it is finished! Notice that she changed out the middle block
By changing out that center block, the quilt has a totally different look. I think she changed out a lot of other blocks--hmmmm?