I had to laugh when I looked at this photo. How did I put both of those darker valued four patches in the upper left and not notice?!
Something so clear in the photo completely escaped me while sewing this top together.
This top was made from a collection of orphan blocks some of which were pretty old. I guess I was to focused on just getting them all to fit together.
I have a large amount of various shades of chocolate / tan / brown calico orphan blocks. I guess this was a popular color back in the 70"s?!
Well I'm always looking for more masculine color schemes for my vet quilts so I dredged these out of the brown stash of Orphan blocks and I think it's OK but the upper left corner did give me a moment of pause! LOL
On to other orphan blocks...a little more contemporaneous.
I think these maple leave blocks (about 12" square) are maybe from the 90's?!
They made a nice quick thank you gift (table runner) for a friend who hosted us recently.
It's funny how styles change. Big 12" blocks like these use to be the standard size, now it seems like blocks are smaller. Is that a Dear Jane / Farmers Wife influence, I wonder?
Orphan blocks are a great way to whip up a quick top or gift without going to too much effort and you can smile because squishy gifts are always appreciated and you repurposed something that might otherwise have been thrown away!
May all your orphan blocks find homes!