Thursday, March 29, 2012

Orphan blocks

Last year I found these orphan blocks at a local Quilt show.

I've never made a Sunbonnet Sue before, so I thought it would be fun to finish these up and make into a small quilt.

The blocks were easy to machine applique (I even changed a couple of the bonnets to coordinate better).

Have you ever worked on orphan blocks that were made by someone else?

12 comments:

beaquilter said...

I've made quilts from plenty of orphan blocks, only from others if it was from a swap. these look cute

Meggie said...

I've seen a similar pattern in my mothers quilts. Your's are adorable...

Thelma said...

I've never worked on any orphan blocks, but how wonderful that these are going to become a quilt! Who wants to forever be an orphan!

Rosa said...

Your blocks are adorable!Happy sewing.

Terry said...

I've done it twice now, and while it's very strange to work with someone else's blocks, it's lovely to know they're being made into something instead of just sitting on a shelf somewhere! :0)

Betty Lou said...

Your orphans will finially have their place in a little quilt. They look like a newer version of the little girl with a shorter dress and different posture. They are so cute.

QuilterMary said...

I love working on orphans! It presents a whole new challenge. Those are really sweet "Sue" blocks.

quiltfool said...

I have worked on quite a few orphans; hand-me-downs from my mentor and orphans I bought at shows. They do offer a new challenge and sometimes, they are more trouble than they are worth to finish. There's often a reason they didn't get finished. But, if you can finish one, there is great satisfaction. Lane

Marie said...

I have bought a few that I haven't done anything with. This is going to make a cute quilt!

Ivory Spring said...

No, I haven't. But that sounds kind of fun!

Cathy said...

Oh...I want this pattern!!! Where did you get it~ ♥♥♥

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Thank you so much for the nice comment on my studio! I am so excited you can't imagine!!!!
Hugs,
Julie