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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Orphan Star from Patti...

these beauties found their origin back in the 1990's. Patti was teaching classes, with samples, at a local Daisy Kingdom store. You always have to have the block you are teaching (in multiple stages of completion) for the students to see. That accounts for the multiple stars and churn dashes. The blue and white 9 patches were leftovers from a Burgoyne Surrounded. Again from the 1990's. She put it together in early 2000 and it was machine quilted and now lives on the back of her couch. A very happy accident she says, that while looking at all these blocks and wondering what to do, she realized they all went together very well. It would be hard to tell it wasn't a planned quilt. What's that word??? Serendipity?? I think so....*VBS*

3 comments:

meggie said...

First time I have visited the Ophan train site.
Love a lot of those quilts.
I showed some of my orphan blocks, but they are far from a 'plan' yet!Lol.

Sue in western WA said...

Yes, this is a beautiful quilt! You'd hardly think it had been made of orphan blocks!

Jeanne said...

Oh, this is NICE! And I can see Patti's personality showing here: she's one of the most organized quilters I know!
Jeanne :)

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