Things I hang onto………

I didn’t get to sewing because of outside work yesterday but last night I was putting some blocks into the orphan bin and I noticed this block.  I used to take a lot of workshops that one of our guilds offered.  In this workshop we learned to piece a pictorial scene.

This is the wrong side where I see I have pencil marks along the seam lines on some of the pieces.  Now I know that some people could just throw this in the wastebasket and not think twice about it.  Who knows if I will ever get the orphan blocks all made into a quilt.  Maybe that box of orphan blocks will be the best seller at my estate sale……..someday.

Once again I’m going to say that if you are a no reply commenter asking a question, I can’t email you back with an answer because you have no link.  I have an email link on my right sidebar and another on my profile page.  Email me and I can answer your questions.  If you have a Google + profile and you are keeping it private rather than public, there is no link to get back to you either.


25 thoughts on “Things I hang onto………

  1. For the family xmas quilt one year I took my mom's orphan blocks and made a quilt. I wish I had a picture of it and I don't know which of my siblings has the quilt. I ended up piecing the background with all neutrals so the orphan blocks stood out. Some of the "blocks" were just random pieced units, but I put them in the quilt and I remember it turned out pretty cool.

  2. When I come across orphan blocks, I often just add a border and make them into a little wall hanging, table mat…whatever. Being small, it gives me FM quilting practice which I really need. It's kind of nice to see a block that's been hidden away come out and be seen!

  3. Ohhh /i //////////love this scene–I am liking pictorial/landscape scenes a lot lately…taking photos to work with, too…Aren't you lucky to find this block hiding in your stash (-!)Hugs, Julierose

  4. Love this….back when the geese were popular! I can't throw them away either…I usually figure out something to do with them, even pillows or pillowcases sometimes.

  5. Hee Hee! These two characters remind me of Amelia and Abigail Gabble from the Disney animated movie "The Aristocats"! All that's missing are the lovely bonnets the ladies are wearing in the movie!!!

  6. I like Muddling Through's idea of this piece a start for a Medallion quilt. Our guild is doing a mystery quilt this year with a medallion center start. Lots of fun ideas in Gwen Marston's Liberated Medallion quilt book.

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