This treasure arrived in my email box this morning. It lives with Donna, in Ohio and is called My Favorite Things...*VBS* Believe it or not, it IS an orphan blocks quilt. I think probably the checkerboards were pieced to use as the filler, and since she was taking this as a class she got to make it 'their' way, or hers, I'm not sure. Either way, it's a very effective way to set the orphans.
Being clever with these unwanted, unloved little blocks is the point.
I don't know if Donna has a blog or not, maybe she'll send me another email and let me know. In the meantime Donna, thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us. Come back and visit it often....*VBS*