Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Orphan blocks - What do you do with yours?

While browsing the blogs and websites via the Sew Mama Sew giveaway week I came upon an answer to one of the questions and it really sparked my interest.

It was about saving an orphan block from each quilt that you’ve made and making it into a scrapbook quilt, I absolutely love the idea and from now on I will be keeping an orphan block to do just that.

Although if the blocks are 12.5 inches I will have to keep two, one for the scrapbook quilt and the other for Little Island Quilting for her Soy Amado (I am loved) quilts which you can see HERE.
They are all destined for a street kids home in Mexico City and she is doing brilliant so far, with two shipments already having made it for the kids. There are photo's over on her blog to show the quilts on the beds and they are gorgeous.

Anyway back to the orphan blocks and scrapbook quilts – the responder to the question was Michelle over at Michelle Bartholomew and it was in response to a quilt made by Chelsea over at Patch The Giraffe So Chelsea, Michelle and myself  are going to start a trend and we’d love it if you’d join in.

I think I’m also going to use blocks that I was giving a trial run and nothing ever came of them – maybe I should do two quilts, so that all blocks will have fulfilled their potential.

In a way it will be a little like a WiPs party and who doesn’t like a party!!


  1. Yay! Trend started :). I can't wait to see what it becomes!

  2. I usually tape my orphan blocks to the wall for some design room decoration.