Friday, September 30, 2011
To The Rescue!
On one corner of my studio worktable, I have,
a collection...well, really it has become an
obsession, of neatly stacked vintage orphan
For those of you that don't sew, orphan quilt
blocks are fabric pieces that are left over from
a project, often one or two blocks that did not
make it into a quilting project for some reason.
I absolutely adore rescuing an orphan made of
beautiful time worn fabrics, arranged into a
particular quilt pattern with interesting details.
Here is a particular orphan that really did not
excite me at first glance...
but I have learned to look at both the front and
back sides of these blocks. And when I turned
this one over, my heart completely skipped
Look at the very cool star in the center!
I so enjoy taking each block found and giving
it a second life by creating a unique work of
art with the orphan as my colorful background.
Such heartwarming little pieces created that
could be framed or stitched to even larger works.
I am excited to be sharing this love of vintage
and quilting in a new workshop at International
Quilt Houston - Orphan Quilt Block Surprise,
on Wednesday, November 2nd
If you are planning to attend this event, I invite
you to join me! Find out all the details... here