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Friday, July 20, 2012

Extreme Makeover-Orphan Block Style....

 Here we are back at the semi-completed quilt top I showed you a couple of days ago. That was the last time it looked like this. A bit of time spent with my trusty new Clover seam ripper...
 and it became THIS ! I was even smart enough to NOT remove the thin olive green sashing...hoping it might just work out to be enough to fill the needed spaces and stay with the original quilt top. In this picture, you'll notice the change in carpeting? Yup, using the kitchen floor today for the photo op *VBS* I left a bit of space in between the rows so you can see how this is going to come together(I hope).
Here are the removed setting triangles which give me the 4 parts I need to make that needed 9th block. The triangles will all be "waste"(so to speak, since I waste very little), and there will be 2 extra of the 9 patch variation also. Only one of the side triangles had the green lattice added...I'm hoping against hope that it will fill in where it is needed as the outside of the missing block! Wish me luck!
As to where the quilt goes from here????...well, I'm trusting my instincts will  lead me to a way to complete it, minimum, a snuggle size quilt.

5 comments:

KaHolly said...

Finn, how come I never clicked on the Orphan Train button before? What a marvelous idea/site. And all these are donated? What quilter DOESN't have boxes and bags full of 'orphan' blocks? I am going to find the beginning of this blog and read from there. ~karen

LesQuilts said...

Hi!
Do you have anymore of the cream fabric, or something like it?
You could put the olive all around the blocks, and then a strip of wider cream, with olive cornerstone blocks to break up the cream?
It would give you more size to the quilt, maybe use up some more stash?
Had you a plan for an outside border?
Take care, Leslie

Custom Lapel Pins said...

Nice Pattrens...i like your blog

Adel said...

Wow those are lovely creations your talent is very unique and amazing ,please keep doing things like those, I am so amazed!

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Mary said...

wow these are gorgeous

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