Friday, October 13, 2023

Orphan block quilts for comfort

Hello, friends! Louise here with more of the great orphan blocks that you've donated. First we have Priscilla's fun crumb blocks. 

I sashed them in purple and added a townhouse border print. One of the great things about super scrappy blocks like this is that any color works for sashing. Why not choose purple?

This next quilt was made with these lovely, low contrast sampler blocks sent in by an anonymous donor.

The colors are so soft and pretty! I added darker sashing and borders to make the blocks stand out. I was tickled to find just the right pale pink in my stash for the cornerstones.

The third quilt is the "Texas Twister" pattern in blue, yellow and pink. The fabrics arrived on my doorstep all cut out into the wonky "twister" shapes so it was just a matter of stitching them all together.

The center squares are reproductions of vintage hankies with Texas maps on them. So fun! And I think the background fabric is Texas bluebells?

The original pattern was intended to be much larger, so I used all the extra precut fabrics on the back.

And finally, here's a bold red, white and black quilt. It started with the group of blocks in the lower left. They were created and donated by Kelly and arrived all sewn together. 

The remaining blocks were clearly part of a block of the month kit and arrived partially finished. The kit included fabrics for different sizes of blocks, so I added borders to bring them all up to the same size. I think they play nicely with Kelly's section.

Many thanks to Kelly, Priscilla, and everyone else who donated these super blocks! Linking up to Finished or Not Friday.


  1. Louise, I do enjoy so very much seeing what you do with these blocks!!!! Why not purple!!!! It goes perfectly!!! You inspire me!!!!

  2. Great job with the orphans. Love the purple!

  3. Good job Louise. Well done. cat
    color is great