Friday, December 27, 2013

Orphan Quilt


This quilt was born out of stack of orphan blocks.  You know the ones -- they were practice, test blocks, extras or mistakes.  Anna helped me puzzle them together this summer and even practiced some quilting when it was on the frame.
I used the white space to practice some free motion filler stitches.  This one is called a crybaby meander.  I have seen it done beautifully.  Mine just seems messy.
This is a small meander.  Easy enough.  I'm thinking of this for the Midget blocks quilt.
I think this one is called brain coral or something similar.
Pebbling is fun, but also time intensive and stiff.  

9 comments:

Kate said...

Great way to use up those orphan blocks.

Ellen said...

The quilt turned out great! Your quilting designs look so good. I think we are our own worst critics!

Prima Donna said...

I like your crybaby quilting. Your orphan quilt is great! I need to find a place to keep my orphan blocks together. I seem to find them tucked here and there in my sewing room.

Linda said...

Great job. I have tons of orphans and you have inspired me to put them together. I will be doing that soon and practice my stitching on them too. Thanks for the inspiration. Your quilting looks great on them...Happy New Year!

Terri said...

What a fun quilt! and since your daughter helped out it is priceless! What a lovely memory for you both.
Hugs

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh what fun!!! I love playing with FMQ but I don't get to do it as often as I'd like. Maybe I need to start collecting some orphan blocks :*) You are so blessed to have a daughter who likes to join you in your creative play!

Vicki W said...

Those blocks made a really happy quilt. Using it to practice quilting was a great idea.

Kathy S. said...

Your orphan block quilt looks like it's full of fun. LOVE your quilting on it. Congrats on another finish for 2013. Happy New Year!

A Nudge said...

What a great quilt you made from orphan blocks. Love the quilting, too. Merry 4th day of Christmas!