Monday, April 18, 2016

Orphan Blocks

Our guild has the custom of making Thank You blocks for the executive board at the end of each term.  Since being the BOM person is on the board I got to choose a block.  But instead of asking for a specific block I asked for Orphaned blocks.  I make charity quilts out of orphan blocks.  I like the challenge of getting them to all work together and it's fun! Read more  here and here.
I have not rec'd most of them yet but one gal sent me these early 'cause she was going out of town.  Nora has been a quilter much longer than me, she makes wonderful quilts and does fabulous hand work, But these are probably just random blocks she's picked up along the way.
They are all really wonderful but I probably won't use any of them.  They are such nice vintage blocks but to fragile.  But they make good study blocks! 
Look at this '30's block, what an interesing design!

This one could almost be Modern except that it's appliqué?!

And look at the neat old fabrics in this one!  
I'm looking forward to getting more blocks it will be like Xmas in May!
Have a good week!
Cheers, Claire W.


  1. Claire have you ever thought about making a wall hanging or simply framing those vintage blocks? Might be a cool way to show them off.

  2. I like making donation quilts from orphan blocks too. It is a fun challenge. You are right about those vintage blocks being good to study. I love the vintage 30s fabrics (and reproductions).

    Hope you get a good bunch of orphans to play with!

  3. Now that I'm a member of the guild, I can donate orphan blocks to you!!!
    Hope you have a great trip!! Let's get together when you get back!

  4. Interesting blocks. I don't think I have ever seen that one in the 30's green and yellow fabric before.