The other nice thing about making quilts from Orphan blocks is that since I have not invested any time in making the blocks I feel more freedom to experiment with the quilting; another way to build skills.
Orphan block quilts make good charitable quilts too, they feel a little easier to give away since the time investment is less. I donated the first quilt to the Japanese Tsunami quilts project but the second one I kept. I just love that singing bird! cheers, CW.