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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Progress with orphan blocks.............

This is where I am on the batik orphan block quilt.  I have sewn the top section starting with the Northwind blocks near the left side down through the X and + blocks across the middle.  That section is 46" x 42".  

I need to add a strip to each of the log cabin blocks on the lower left to make them into 8" blocks in one direction and maybe some will get 2 strips to make that edge fit.
I went through my batik pieces and parts drawer to see if there was anything else that should go in the orphan quilt.





This is the only group that might make it, especially the strips of triangles, maybe as a spacer strip.






Here were some fun pieces I found that might make it into a wonky wallhanging.







Last night I got the backing for the other flannel quilt sewn and loaded the backing and batting on the longarm.  I hope to quilt it today.

Below are the portrait photos of the 30s Stack and Slash baby quilt.
 
 

9 comments:

Debbie said...

Wow....this looks so good. But then you have a lot of things to work with.....gues that is the good and the bad part.

Gene Black said...

Yes! I love the orphan block "makeover" since you move the northwind blocks away from the edge!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Just love the quilt. I really like the wonky batik blocks also. Such fun!

Sheila said...

Orphan block quilts are sooooo interesting! I love them. When you make them, they look like wonderful planned samplers : )

Mary said...

Okay, for years I've suffered stash envy as I've enjoyed reading your blog. After your last several posts I find myself envying your collection of orphan blocks as well. Looks like you're having a lot of fun.

Mystic Quilter said...

I too have orphan block envy!! The quilt is looking smashing, love how you've set these blocks in place.

Maria said...

Your orphan blocks have come together beautifully..

Creative Life said...

I love the randomness of the quilt - so effective, but certainly a challenge in composition getting a balance of scale and color. Bet it will be another award winner!

June D said...

Boy, it doesn't matter what fabrics you use - you always end up with fabulous quilts!