The Orphan Train crew is happy and proud to welcome Lynda aboard with her newest orphan block quilt top. Patti, at Quilting is my Passion, alerted me to Lynda's wonderful quilt in progress.Here are the very beginnings of the quilt, and some of what Lynda wrote about the process: "After my recent success at reducing my orphans, I decided to raid my box of little orphan blocks again - well, I had to actually, because I could hardly get the lid closed! I found quite a number of 2 1/2inch sqaures joined together in pairs. They must have been left overs from a four-patch or even nine-patch quilt at some time. I arranged them on the floor to see of they would make anything reasonable.
The answer is patently no! Even the addition of a few half square triangles and flying geese couldn't help. Then I remembered there were half a dozen wonky houses I had made some time ago, waiting in my UFO box. I added them, along with more half square triangles made into diamonds and pinwheels, and suddenly, we have lift-off!
That's more like it! It was quite tricky to join together, but a bit of adjustment here and there and it all went together in a very satisfactory way.
And here is her orphanage...the box that holds orphan blocks til they are needed. Look! The cover goes on and stays shut! Great job Lynda, and welcome abourd!
**Note from Finn: Please DO pop over and see all the lovely quilts Lynda makes. And scroll back to her February posts for MANY MORE orphan block tops....she had a sewing marathon of crumbs, wonky houses and using up orphan blocks...it's a great read!!