Quite often, when making a quilt or experimenting with a new procedure, there will be orphan blocks left over. Several years ago, when I looked at the orphan block bin, I found that there were two colorways and wondered how it would be if I put all the blocks from one of the colorways together into a wall hanging.
It was fun to lay out the blocks. When they didn’t fit, I added strips so the piece would lay flat. I still have the quilt top made from the other colorway, but it is in my UFO bin.
These two pieces were left over from trying curved piecing.
I had a class with Georgia Boonesteel and made a bargello vest. This piece was left over from that class. I have never worn the vest because I forgot that the piece would shrink in size when hand quilted.
I had a class in crazy quilting. This piece was not finished, but was put into the leftover quilt anyway. The colors were right.
I love making Inner-city blocks. Originally, I was self taught and didn’t know that Y seams were supposed to be hard. They are not. I will show you the original inner-city wall hanging at a later date. It was one of my first wall hangings.
Flying geese, half square triangles, bow ties, paper piecing and , pinwheels was included in this leftover piece. I did a lot of experimenting when I began quilting.
Have a great day and happy quilting.