Sunday, October 17, 2021

Orphan Block QOV in progress

 I was asked how I construct these and I laughed and said - well... I mess around, and take some measurements, then I go change the laundry. Then I come back and think a little, then I go make a snack. Then .. I come back and cut some strips - and then.... haha - you get the picture ;-)


I decided on this one I was going to start with the width - I would get the panel grown up to 60 inches wide.... then I could start going up and down...


Oh Boy - that photo is a little blown out... sorry - we had sunshine so I opened all the windows!!!


I added two blocks and some sashing to each side - and I even started on the up!! I added a 2 inch border to the top and bottom of the panel section - then started building those blocks on the top.... and now...

when time allows I will start on those bottom ones. 

I am not sure if I will just stitch them all together and then add what is needed on the outside of the row, or if I will sash them.... I guess I have another load of laundry to do to get to this thinking spot!!! 


Linking to:

Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt

11 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

Great solution to two problems-what do do with a panel and those orphan blocks!!!!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I call it "mowing the lawn" but "doing the laundry" works well, too. It's interesting to me that sometimes just a bit of other physical activity is all it takes to jumpstart a fresh idea. It's looking great to me!

Rebecca Smith said...

Just a thought but would it look mor balanced if one of the bigger blocks were swapped with two smaller ones from the bottom? I am gathering some orphan blocks for my group and asked them to share panels too after seeing tour other post.

Donna said...

That’s going to be an amazing quilt! Those blocks are too fabulous to be orphan blocks! Mine look nothing like that!

Barob Book Blog said...

Wonderful collection of orphan blocks! Isn’t it fun when you use so much RWB to be able to create with them? I love the challenge. Looking forward to the next mystery;)

Linda Swanekamp said...

A great collection of orphan blocks. Clever arrangement.

Kim said...

So.....the laundry is your thinking space. =) I am once again thinking how amazing all your orphan blocks are!

Donna said...

I am behind and just read the QOV newsletter Threads! Loved reading your story again about the young veteran you helped! Made me cry again too!

Quiltpiecer said...

Beautiful blocks. It's going to be an awesome quilt.

Sharon Kwilter said...

Great project. Those are some really nice blocks. It's no surprise you wanted to use them.

Michele said...

This one is going to turn out beautiful.