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Monday, July 2, 2007

My story..and I'm stickin' to it....


I am a woman and a quilter...I get to change my mind...*VBG* I had promised you Patti's 'Two-Fer' today, and I'm giving you something else instead. When I started, I really wanted each and any person to have their 'feature' day...and I still feel that way...but, since I got both sets of these pictures, I decided to combine orphan block quilters when their projects are in block form. Hope that's ok with everyone. Patti, you're on for tomorrow....PROMISE!! And watch out, Carolyn is racing along right behind you..*S*
The first two pictures are from Carolyn at http://lakesidequilting.blogspot.com/ . Carolyn was quite certain she 'might' have enough orphans for a small quilt, and with a smug attitude she began to dig them out. Turns out that despite having used some in backings, some for labels and making an orphan quilt not so long ago, she has enough blocks for TWO(yes, 2) orphan quilts and a pile of 9 patches besides!!!! I like the color grouping Carolyn, and we are happy to have you 'onboard' with us. *VBS* I've added your name to the list of participants at the bottom of the blog.( Anyone, check the very bottom for our site meter, the participants, and the guidelines or just curiosity). I say "our" site meter, because this blog belongs to all of us that are playing along, have made these loveable quilts, or just plain love them...*VBS* It's all about YOU! I'm just the engineer, and anyone can have a turn at that, if they want.*VBS* Ebby,
however, is refusing to be replaced as head conductor.

The last picture came in this morning from Carol E, http://giraffedreams.blogspot.com/ She is joining us with a fairly full stack of orphans, but not necessarily of her making. She put out a call to guild members(if I remember right or maybe it was online friends and quilters) and they sent her their orphans, she will turn them into a quilt. She got a great start with the ones pinned up on her design wall. And you know I've got the Monday Morning brain freeze, because she told me how she was going to get more orphans to work with, and I can't remember....LOL Actually it looks good for length
but abit more width maybe??
I hope all you readers are enjoying all the possibilities these orphan blocks represent as they become quilts. And if you are inspired, feel free to join us. A cheater panel is a possibility for a center of a section. Tazzie, over at http://tazziequilts.blogspot.com/ has just made and given away a great table runner. She used cheater applique squares in the center and pieced blocks around them...makes a spectacular table runner! Way to go Tazzie!!

3 comments:

Elaine Adair said...

I'll send you a photo I just put up on my blog for your Orphan Blog page. Not sure if it's really apprppriate, but if not, you don't have to post it. It's IS made of orphans.

Carolyn said...

Thanks for the warm welcome! I have the bright top completed, I'm just giving it a day or two to tell me if it needs anything else. Then I'm going to get it on the machine for quilting. Quilt number two is making "hurry up" noises...it's not waiting it's turn very nicely! :o)

cher said...

oh ho...this train has surely gathered speed...racing along, with folks jumping on board-love the brights of course!

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