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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Playing and starting another new one.........

Every so often I get out all of my batik orphan blocks and put them up on the design wall.  This time I'm going to measure them and make a list to put in the box with them.  On the floor is a stack of 6 paper pieced stars, 5 Blazing Star blocks, a stack of 6" blocks and some miscellaneous.  There are quite a few of the red and purple 16 patches leaning against the wall too.  
This is the beginning of the next Stack and Slash quilt, a mix of plaids, stripes and prints.

12 comments:

Sharon W. said...

Your orphan blocks are almost arranged as a color wash right now....it might be an interesting experiment to see if you could turn them into one???

Sewing Junkie said...

Always fun to see the progress. You can be challenged with a small stack and make something very interesting with this stack. Have fun with them. Chris

Linda Swanekamp said...

I love all the blocks. What is the quilt that the plus sign blocks are from? I think it was recent, but I don't know how to look it up. Lots of ideas on that wall.

Gene Black said...

I usually put my orphan blocks into backings as I like a pieced back. Many times my pieced back is the more interesting side of the quilt.

Susan said...

I agree with Sharon! Those orphan blocks look wonderful on the wall together. I think I would be tempted to try and put them all together in one quilt.

patty a. said...

What beautiful orphans!

Needled Mom said...

I'd love to have that design wall as a focal point in my home....beautiful!

Tine said...

Those are some beautiful orphan blocks! Do you eventually mix and match them into a quilt? Or mostly use them for smaller projects?

Annie said...

I'm glad other people have orphan blocks as well...they are quite stunning.

Maureen said...

What a great collection of orphan blocks and good idea to make a list. Love the bright, light half square triangles pretty much in the centre, be interesting to see if these show up in a future quilt from you.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Even your leftovers are gorgeous! What fun to see them all out playing together on your wall.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Inventory notes can be useful (and so are the photos you share here) . . . but you already know that!