|This is not all of them!|
I save all my orphan blocks. I also save all the snowball ends of blocks that become half square triangles. I have a lot of leftover blocks!
Yesterday I grabbed a bunch of them and layed them out. I did not have enough room! I have made an orphan block quilt a couple of times and I love them.
Half square triangles on the left and random patches on the right.
The funny thing is I am not sure why I even made these! They are not leftovers......but they were in the leftover box.
Once they were pressed I could see the potential.
Lots of these 4 patches too. I do know where these came from. I made too many, not necessarily a problem.
This one falls in the catagory, what was I thinking?????
I love these mini kisses. I had an idea I would make a bunch.....that did not happen.
Look! I had some 4 patches that would go with them and make a mini quilt! I love when this happens.
This was from a paper piecing demo. I am in love with it all over again!
Some old applique popped up. I need to figure out what to do with this....
Maybe it will play nicely with this block......
Or this block.......
I joined the Baltimore Applique Society when it first formed back in the 1990's. There was a swap. Truthfully I think these blocks are not very "me".
This one is kind of nice but I don't like the metallic gold. They may play together with those other "older" blocks. Lots of choices. Notice the date, 1995.
Are you making masks? I am making these for my sister in law who is a pharmacist. Tula Pink fabric, nothing but the best for her!
So here is a potential quilt that I made with some of my orphan blocks. It is just a suggestion and not the final product. As you can see there are a lot of half square triangles, I have hundreds!!! I like how it frames the composition.
For me stress is zapping my creativity. This is a fun and easy way to work that makes me feel successful. Baby steps. Are you feeling the same way?
So far all of my Corona Virus quarantine experiences have not been bad at all. I had to go to the grocery store last week. I went early, at 8:00 am. The lines went all the way to the back of the store, there were 20 cashiers. There were 50+ in line for the beer and wine aisle, it wrapped around the store and then some! Everyone was pleasant, no one argued and most went out of their way to be polite. That could all change.....we just found out school is closed for 2 more weeks (mid April) and we are now going to be on the next level of stay at home order by our governor where you can only go out for emergencies, food and medicine. It goes into effect tonight.
Maybe that quilt will get made! I'll be sure to post it if it does.