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Orphan blocks saga continues | Pam Kay – Fiber Artist

Orphan blocks saga continues

First of all, I need to correct the name of the orphan blocks I showed yesterday. They are NOT Ohio Stars, they are Sawtooth Stars. In searching images on the internet, I was particularly inspired by this one.sawtooth-star-quiltI liked the layout, and I had most of the blocks already done. They were a bit of an odd size. They finished at 7 1/4″ square. The flying geese portion was 1 3/4″ x 3 1/2″, not your normal size. I went through my stash and came up with fabric for 8 more blocks to add to the mix. dsc00976dsc00977 Must have some plaid!dsc00978And every quilt needs a spark of blue. dsc00979The center of this one is an oldie but goodie!dsc00980dsc00981And then a light star with a dark background. . .dsc00982something scrappy is interesting. custodia corsa iphone 5s . .dsc00983And finally, something with rather low contrast. Now I had to mix them all up and arrange them in rows. dsc00999 I arranged them in what I thought was a pleasing manor and sewed them together. Next, I auditioned setting triangles and came up with this nice black print.dsc01001Then I took it a step further and added a thin border of reddsc01002It’s looking good, but one final step, I went to my scrap basket and used only what was in there to create the final border, that in my opinion, MAKES the quilt.dsc01006Wonderful plaids and prints in the same colors used in the blocks. custodia iphone 7 rock That’s the secret! Repeat colors 2-3 times in the quilt and don’t get to “matchy-matchy.” Check out the back:dsc00938This is an OLD Hoffman fabric, but the colors are spectacular for this quilt. It came in two pieces, but in order to make it fit the back I needed to seam it in five places. You can’t really even see them.dsc00937One of the seams was only to add 1 1/2″ to the bottom of the quiltdsc00936And you can see here, I didn’t have any too much extra! Now that’s cutting it close.dsc00945This is a close up of part of the border. Nothing goes to waste! I finished the binding with 4 different black fabrics. You don’t even notice. I was going to donate this to a charity, but now I think I have to keep it.

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4 Responses to Orphan blocks saga continues

  1. Pat Spurgeon says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt!

  2. Sue Winkel says:

    Wow!! Amazing again:). ❤️

  3. Susy Boyer says:

    It’s beautiful Pam! I really like it.
    You have been a busy girl!
    Susy

  4. Dee says:

    This quilt is so charming…just love it. Just imagine these blocks were probadly stuck in the back of a drawer or the bottom of a closet. Luckly they found their way to you and you gave them CPR. You have given these orphans a new life that will grace someone’s home and may provide a child comfort when squeezed. You keep me in stitches…XOXO

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