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Thread: Orphan Blocks

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    Super Member quiltsRfun's Avatar
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    Several years ago I made a rail fence quilt for a friend. I had no idea how to figure yardage or how many blocks I needed so I had quite a few leftover. I put them away and pretty much forgot about them. When I cam across them recently I decided they'd make a nice quilt for my Mom since her favorite color is blue. Since there weren't enough for the whole top I split the blocks diagonally and re-set them on point, then framed them with blue sashing. Still need to add the borders. What do you think?
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    I love your design, I am sure your mom will love it and if not I can give you my address

    Grear Job

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    What a neat remake. These orphans have found a beautiful setting and a new home:)

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    How very cleaver, your doing a good job. I admire how people can make something completely different than the original pattern...

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    This is great and I like that you repurposed leftover blocks into another beautifu quilt! Your mother will love this.

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    Wonderful Job

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    I am also a huge fan of blue! And I love your design!
    Your Mom will love it, too!
    You did a really nice job on it!

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    I think you did a wonderful job- how creative , I love the colors also :thumbup:

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    Very nice.

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    Great save. They were just waiting for you to return and turn them into a wonderful gift !

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    Very nice.

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    Great job.

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    Very nice!

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    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I think quilters are at their most creative when they are short of fabric or blocks. Good job.

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    Love the design. Looks good.

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    very cool.

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    What a great idea!! You are quite creative. Let us see it when you put the sashing on.

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    I like that. I just might do this new pattern on purpose

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    very pretty....i always save those orphans....you just never know when you can use them for something!

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    That is so cool. Congrats

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    Very nice!

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    Love what you did to make the design work! Mom will love it!!

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    How lucky your Mom is going to be...you did a perfect job. Good thinking..I vote for blue border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cottontop
    How lucky your Mom is going to be...you did a perfect job. Good thinking..I vote for blue border.
    Yes, it will be a blue border. I'm using lots of blues that I have in my stash.

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