Saturday, January 18, 2014

Orphan Block Finds a New Home...

This one-of--a-kind wall hanging began with just one leftover applique block. Our quilt guild held an "orphan block adoption" some months ago. Everyone brought in blocks, pieces, and parts from quilt projects they'd started but knew they would not finish. We had three or four tables full! Then the members "shopped" the tables to select one or more items to adopt and turn into a quilt project of their own design. Our block party was held this week, and there were more than a dozen completed projects, along with some quilt still in progress. It was great fun to see how creative members got using other people's work. Blogger is fighting me tooth and nail, and will not allow me to add any more pictures, so this is the only quilt I can show you. The Cotton Boll block was an extra one from quiltmaker Jill Allen's Best of Show prizewinning quilt at the Quilt Fest Jacksonville, 2013. I could not let that lone block languish, and brought it home to work on. The quilt almost invented itself, and used up the final few Christmas fabrics I had- which is a good thing. One guild member described the quilt as "out of the box"-which I think is a good thing!


3 comments:

Nancy said...

Nancy, I think it's beautiful....You really did a great job in finishing the block into a wall hanging.....

This is a great idea to swap unfinished projects....Wish I could swap a few....

Susan said...

Very creative. I love this kind of challenge. Have you ever used windows live writer? I use it to write my posts. It is synced with blogger and sends a draft or a direct publish to blogger. I like it because I can edit photos in it. Take care
Susan

Robbie said...

VERY nice job, Nancy...the 'waste not, want not' certainly applied well here!!!