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Friday, July 6, 2007

Assorted Orphans......

Today's orphans almost fit a category, but not totally...*VBS* What I'm giving you is the result of Jeanne's digging http://spiralj2.blogspot.com/ . Over the past years, Jeanne has cranked out several Orphan block quilts. And at first she wasn't interested in our challenge, but curiousity go got the best of her and she went searching. Needless to say, she uncovered JUST a few that she could play with. It sounds like the first two pictures(which are both Jeanne's) are destined to be two quilt tops. I like the division of colors. That works really well sometimes. I, of course, would be leaning towards playing with the primarily red ones...*VBS*. That was the appeal of my Yuletide blocks...lots of red and white.
Check out Jeanne's blog for progress. I haven't been there for a day or two, she may very well have these together already, I'm behind, as usual.
I'm pretty sure that Carol E. at http://giraffedreams.blogspot.com/
has finished her top made from donated orphans. And I've heard from Marcie at http://patchalotmore.blogspot.com/. She has two orphan block quilts in progress. I'll collect those pictures for a future post.
I think with Marcie, we are up to 14 who have voluntarily shared their orphan block expericnces with us. And there are names listed in the participants(of the challenge) that I need to check and see how they are coming. Feel free to drop me an email, or a comment making me aware of your progress as you begin your orphan block journey. I'm just the organizer and blog-tender for this challenge...*VBS* I've been a tat under the weather most of yesterday, apparently more smoke inhalation at the fireworks, and later, than my system could handle. With the chronic asthma, I begin with compromised lungs. That plus the very humid conditions on the fourth, combine to kind of 'do me in'. Trouble is, you don't always know you've hit a toxic level until it's already happened and there isn't enough oxygen in your bloodstream. So I'm 'house bound' with the AC cranked til I get past the nausea and drowsiness.

This last little quilt is an 'orphans shared' effort. Bonnie and Tonya had a couple play days in FL before Ton went to Paris. They made crumb blocks with Bonnie's tinest scraps, and Tonya's brighst. These 'crumbs' were Bonnie's, left behind for Ton to use. The letters(I think) are Tonya's altho I seem to remember that the discarded V is a Bonnie reject.
Tonya chose to combine the leftovers and send them on to Bonnie, quilted but needing binding. A really fun and meaningful kind of sharing between friends....*VBS* Orphan block quilts can be any size at all!!

3 comments:

Marcie said...

You have really started something, Finn. It is so fun to see what orphan blocks people have and what they end up doing with them!

Carolyn said...

Hi Finn! I just completed my first orphan train top. I have the backing pieced and ready to go, but that will have to wait until after a few customer quilts. I've posted it on my blog...feel free to steal it!

lakesidequilting.blogspot.com

Sue in western WA said...

Just wanted to let you know that you are free to lift anything from my blog that you think fits in here. (Yesterday I ordered some fabric to set the blocks for the baby orphan quilt. We'll see whether it works or not when it arrives!)

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