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Monday, April 27, 2009

New Feature on the Orphan Train...

I've decided to do a "featuring" of one of our Orphan Train volunteers. I haven't decided as yet if it will be weekly. Keep coming back to see what I decide...LOL This lovely orphan blocks quilt was recently put together by Barb, who blogs at Thinking out Loud. She makes many, many dontaion quilts, generally using semi-rescued or re-purposed fabric. There truly is such an abundance of materials to work with, without going out and buying everything new. Here's what Barb has to say about this one:"Here's a close-up of another one. I pulled from what Finn would call my orphan block stash and included a couple of blocks Debra embroidered that were left over from another project. Most of this fabric had been cut into half-square triangles for a project I never made because I decided I didn't like these fabrics together after all."
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5 comments:

scrappy quilter said...

Very nice. For those new to this blog, can you explain more about the Orphan Train and how one can get involved or e-mail me. Hugs..

Barbara C said...

Thanks for the plug Finn. I really like the way this quilt came out, and I'm glad you like it too.

jovaliquilts said...

It's a very cool quilt! It's continually amazing to me how leftovers that just aren't working in one project do so well in another.

Helen in the UK said...

Love the way this goes together :)

Debra said...

Barb sent this quilt top to me and I further enlarged it with some other orphan blocks to make a top for the women's shelter. You can see the top here:
http://debraspincicdesignstudio.blogspot.com/2009/09/from-homely-to-homey.html

We often work like this--she starts a piece and then I add more parts to it to enlarge it. Quite fun!

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