What to do with orphan blocks?
August 10, 2010 § 10 Comments
What do you do with your orphan blocks? When I first started quilting I was invited to a workshop about this topic. We were told to bring our orphan blocks to learn how best to turn them into a quilt. At that stage I didn’t have any orphans so I didn’t go. Now I do. They are from quilts I started a block of and then decided I didn’t like; blocks where I was experimenting; and blocks I made the wrong size . So what to do with them? Any suggestions? Here they are:
The first one is an Aunt Millie’s Flower Garden which I didn’t enjoy doing and decided one block was enough.
The third set of blocks I made for my Sun, sea and sand quilt but I used triangles that were too small and the blocks were too small for inclusion.
Then there are the “uglies”.
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