Wednesday, June 1, 2011


The orphan blocks (you can see the pile of blocks here) that I took home from my guild meeting last week are no longer orphans!  None of these 15" blocks started out that big.  I received 4", 6", 9" and 12" blocks.  I cut some the blocks into smaller pieces and added in a little extra fabric here and there.  Some needed a bit of a "frame" and then I squared them all up to 15" ... because I have that size ruler. A little sashing and a border ...


 I free-motion quilted a feather border and did a simple meander in the center.
 It's a little easier to see on the back.
 This quilt will go to Andrews Air Force Base to be given to a wounded soldier.
What a great feeling ... orphan blocks get used, a quilt gets finished, a soldier gets a little love.


Stray Stitches said...

Beautiful use of orphan blocks and they will be going to such a wonderful person.

Susan said...

Who would have ever guessed that such a beautiful quilt came from orphan blocks? Nice job, Mary!

Phyllis said...

You always put LOVE into everything you do even orphan blocks. You have worked your magic and it's beautiful!
It will be loved by the soldier who receives it too. TA DAH for a job well done.

Karen G. said...

WOW!! That's amazing! It looks beautiful. Some soldier will be blessed to receive this. You do great work!

Sue said...

Love this quilt! You did a great job of finding homes for your orphans!