Friday, January 15, 2016

A beginning

Each Year I make a few of these table toppers
for an auction.
They always find GOOD homes
and it's so nice to give LIFE to orphan blocks.

Someday....my orphans will be ALL used up...
but I suspect that day is VERY FAR away!!!

I always need to do some TWEAKING
as I make these little table QUILTS.

This  one (my first this year)
only needed a simple border with cornerstones.
Others need more complex additions
and my brain is BUSY as I work it all out.
PLUS..
my sewing room is a battle ZONE as I dig around
for the RIGHT fabric!!!

It might be EASIER to start from SCRATCH
and follow some kind of pattern.

But....
You know me..
THE EASY WAY???
never.

10 comments:

  1. Really pretty. And I know what you mean - I really do try to use it all up. But it's a never-ending project. ;)

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  2. It's such fun to go burrowing through all the fabrics and scraps. And I usually find things that I don't even remember buying; lost treasures are found! Your table topper sure is pretty!

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  3. love seeing your little table toppers. I have many blocks I should be doing the same with. hmmmm........ where is that tote of scraps?

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  4. Oh, Loving your tabled toppers! Beautiful.

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  5. I love 9 patch. I have this design in my to-do list to make as a big quilt. Love the yellow and green in yours. It's like a promise that Spring will be back ... someday. ;^)

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  6. But the easy way isn't always the best way. This is so gorgeous, glad you gave it new life, easy or not.

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  7. Oh how I relate to the quilt studio being a battle zone! How great to put orphan blocks to good uses. It looks super.

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  8. What a great way to use up those orphans! My sewing room is a disaster too, but since I have 3 teenagers asleep in the living room I can't clean downstairs, so the sewing room is up in the queue this morning.

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  9. Love your orphan block! Received McCall's Quilting today and found your featured baby quilt. A job well done. Congratulations!

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