I was inspired by a picture posted by Wendy Reed this week, putting together some orphan blocks. Another person I follow on social media challenged his fans to make something original. Since we do not have the grandkids this weekend, I had an abundance of time to play in my sewing room, something I haven't done in ages.
I decided to pull out some orphan blocks and use a great Di Ford stripe fabric I've had and only recently "found" after cleaning my sewing room (another bonus of having free time!). I'm going to use that sashing fabric for the binding as well rather than add another skinny border. Hope you can see my birds on the top and bottom!
It was fun; I used blocks that have been in a drawer for years! I used tiny tiny half square triangles buried in a little bowl; I used orange peel blocks I've been sewing on drives to Oregon for years; some blocks were from swaps years ago.
I didn't make a dent in my orphan block drawer. I also have a cubby of extra half square triangles in baggies (there are a LOT), which is where I found the bow-ties. But I also found a pile of patterns from years ago! EGAD...
I'm also working on the Cheddarback blocks for this month. I have seen that many quilters have struggled with one of the blocks and I'm pretty tempted to make my own version instead of killing myself. It's my quilt afterall, right??
I'll post a picture of those 5 blocks tomorrow.
Hope you're having a great weekend.