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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Things I hang onto.........

I didn't get to sewing because of outside work yesterday but last night I was putting some blocks into the orphan bin and I noticed this block.  I used to take a lot of workshops that one of our guilds offered.  In this workshop we learned to piece a pictorial scene.

This is the wrong side where I see I have pencil marks along the seam lines on some of the pieces.  Now I know that some people could just throw this in the wastebasket and not think twice about it.  Who knows if I will ever get the orphan blocks all made into a quilt.  Maybe that box of orphan blocks will be the best seller at my estate sale........someday.

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25 comments:

Alice Turcotte said...

I love the geese!

Alice Turcotte said...

make that ducks.

patty a. said...

For the family xmas quilt one year I took my mom's orphan blocks and made a quilt. I wish I had a picture of it and I don't know which of my siblings has the quilt. I ended up piecing the background with all neutrals so the orphan blocks stood out. Some of the "blocks" were just random pieced units, but I put them in the quilt and I remember it turned out pretty cool.

Jeanie said...

When I come across orphan blocks, I often just add a border and make them into a little wall hanging, table mat...whatever. Being small, it gives me FM quilting practice which I really need. It's kind of nice to see a block that's been hidden away come out and be seen!

Needled Mom said...

Knowing what a great job you do with orphan blocks, I think you will find a place to use it.

Connie said...

What a neat block Wanda! I have 2 large boxes of orphan blocks......I should use some on backs of quilts....you too!

Sheila said...

Beautiful block. Lots of my orphan blocks are pieced into the backs of my quilts.

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

I have very few orphan blocks and never know what to do with them - like you made for a particular reason and put aside

Brenda said...

I'm thinking you need to reach into your magic parts drawer and surround this block with flying geese!

Rosa said...

pretty nice.Love it!

Marie said...

I love the idea of a border of flying geese added to this beautiful block - could be the centre of an interesting quilt!
Marie

Cathi said...

This block made me smile. I too like the idea of the ducks surrounded by flying geese.

suemac said...

Love the geese. I am sure this will find its way into a fanatic quilt someday.

Julierose said...

Ohhh /i //////////love this scene--I am liking pictorial/landscape scenes a lot lately...taking photos to work with, too...Aren't you lucky to find this block hiding in your stash (-!)
Hugs, Julierose

Terri said...

I'd save that gorgeous piece, too!
Hugs

PJ said...

I love reading your blog. I've learned so much about piecing and color from your posts over the many years since I became aware of it. Thank you!

Jean said...

Love this....back when the geese were popular! I can't throw them away either...I usually figure out something to do with them, even pillows or pillowcases sometimes.

Lola said...

Such a cute block, Wanda...how about a small w/h for your bathroom?

Sue

hetty said...

Love those orphaned geese! I'm glad you kept it and I am sure you will find a special place for it somewhere, either in a wall hanging or quilt.

Brown Family said...

Orphan blocks can turn into many things! THose geese are cute!

Muddling Through said...

I couldn't pitch it either. Maybe you could use it as a centerpiece in a medallion type piece?

Julie in WA said...

Hee Hee! These two characters remind me of Amelia and Abigail Gabble from the Disney animated movie "The Aristocats"! All that's missing are the lovely bonnets the ladies are wearing in the movie!!!

Ruthena Clement said...

Google "Everything but the Kitchen Sink Quilt" for a wonderful way to use all your orphan blocks.

Lostinspace said...

I love those geese! Please do something with them!

Anonymous said...

I like Muddling Through's idea of this piece a start for a Medallion quilt. Our guild is doing a mystery quilt this year with a medallion center start. Lots of fun ideas in Gwen Marston's Liberated Medallion quilt book.