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Thread: Orphan Blocks

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    WOW, those are beautiful!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom View Post
    I counted these - there are 62 of them - they are all pastels and any of them would go together - but I've no idea how to use them!
    These look like the start of kaleidoscope blocks to me. You can make them square by adding a triangle onto every other wedge.
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    Congratulations! You have a great friend.

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    For these 62 blocks that match: use your stitches on the sewing machine to applique these onto a solid piece of fabric, like a dresden plate. You should be able to make several charity quilts out of the fabric and blocks she has given you.

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    Gorgeous scraps! Lucky-lucky! Don't panic--just enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GA-Ann View Post
    Those Christmas blocks look like the start of a Lone Star, done in strips, which need trimming to finish up the diamond shape. Eight is the number it takes to make it.
    Thanks! There are 8 of them so I'll be checking that out later, too.
    Pat

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    What a bonanza! You're going to have so much fun playing with all these.

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    I would put like blocks together or even like colors together. Just lay them out until as large as you want and add borders to blocks so they fit together. I taught classes for years and later divided my left over blocks in light and dark pile and put them all together. My dark quilt I made the lining out of scraps that were 45" wide but from 8 to 16" long. The quilt finished 45" by 60" and it was the first one I sold when I decided to sell some. I thought it was the uglist one I had ever made.

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    If I had those "scraps", I would be in scrap heaven!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by helenquilt View Post
    I would put like blocks together or even like colors together. Just lay them out until as large as you want and add borders to blocks so they fit together. I taught classes for years and later divided my left over blocks in light and dark pile and put them all together. My dark quilt I made the lining out of scraps that were 45" wide but from 8 to 16" long. The quilt finished 45" by 60" and it was the first one I sold when I decided to sell some. I thought it was the uglist one I had ever made.
    I just went through all the scrap suggestions made on Bonnie Hunter's website http://quiltville.com/scrapusersystem.shtml I'm using her guidelines. I had already started sorting by color family and by shapes. Her information is really helpful. Then I went and looked at a lot of the free quilt patterns she has - lots of good ideas there, too.
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    Lucky you!!!

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    Happy day for you! what fun it all looks like!

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    Thanks for sharing your wonderful treasure! I am sure in no time inspiration will strike and you will be on your way to making some stunning quilts. Love your dog...he looks gorgeous.

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    Someone else might have told you already, but it looks like the Christmas blocks are meant to be Star blocks, they just need to be cut into diamond shapes and sewn together. You need a pattern for sewing them together, or someone experienced with making Star quilts. Love all the fabrics and blocks!

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    Man! I wish someone would give me "scraps" like that!!!

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    How about applique them to a neutral backing? Lucky duck.....
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    Wow! It looks like you hit a jackpot rather than a box of scraps! Enjoy sorting and using them.

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    I'm sure you'll find a use for them...I see a little magazine and book time coming up! Such a thoughtful donation!

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    These 62 pastel blocks could be appliqued on solid or white-on-white blocks, & a quilt would be very pretty made with them.
    I love soft pastel colors. Please show us pictures of what you make with them. Mae

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom View Post
    I am pretty certain more than one quilt will come out of this.
    I think I've seen four or five possibilities so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom View Post
    I counted these - there are 62 of them - they are all pastels and any of them would go together - but I've no idea how to use them!
    I think those are the beginnings of Kaleidoscope blocks. Put triangles on 4 of the corners?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RDM View Post
    You have some great blocks there, love the last batik star.
    The fabrics in that batik star are too, too yummy! You, girlfriend, did what we call SCORE! Those scraps are awesome & I know you'll make some fabulous quilts for them. See? This is what happens when you're so loving & giving (making charity quilts)? Karma...
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    What a wonderful way to donate scraps. You will have some awesome quilts with this. Looking forward to seeing the results.
    Linda

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    As for the 62 blocks ,I would mount them like a dresden plate, with fusible . turn wrong side to wrong side of fusible an sew all around . trim in circle,make a slit in center , turn and. press to a block of muslin , white or tone on tone,then sew all around with invisible thread , then stitch of your choice.ie button hole or hem stitch.. then i would sash and cornerstone , and border. would be lovely jusy mho. cmaras
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