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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Climbing those mountains.....

 takes a full head of steam from the old Orphan Train. Mostly it's a 'slow-go'...but progress is being made. This "begun" has grown...
 into this over the past week. The parts in use are mostly from Em. Sometimes I dis-assemble or partly dis-assemble an orphan block and it becomes something else. That's the case with the little tan house in the lower left corner. And the row of pinwheels.
 This humble beginning, mostly Em's...has been growing quite nicely also.
 
As of this morning, it looks like this. This top has parts from Sara, Em, San,Betsy and my pineapple passion bonus HSTs. There isn't much of anything you can do wrong working on an orphan blocks and bits quilt top. No rules to follow, not many suggestions. Working row by row, is perhaps the easiest. All you need is the materials; orphan blocks and leftover parts. Fitting them together usually involves "fillers" or odds and ends of scraps. Keeping the row the same height is about the only challenge. Some of your rows might be 12" high while others can be 6". When you reach the width you want, stop or chop off the extra...easy peasy! Give it a try during your play time.
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6 comments:

Sara said...

I'm following the "easy" row method right now. I seemed to have various pieced strips cut off of backings, as well as enough blocks of specific kinds that could make up a row by them selves. I'm planning to add a row a day til I get it up to size for a twin bed.

As you say, this is PLAY time.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Love these scrappy orphan quilts!

Susan said...

Those both look interesting - are they going together at some point, or are they parts of a different whole?

Fuzzy White Dogs said...

Love this - the square with the little boy embroidered/appliqued on really sets it off. Too cute!

Danielle said...

I'm glad I found your blog, you are inspiration to me and a shining ray of hope for my own orphans. :)

Alex said...

wonderful blog i like it:)

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