Six Dressed Up Orphan Babies

Posted by on February 16, 2018 in blocks | 4 comments

I have six blocks for donating.   They took me longer to make than I expected…I think mainly because the pieces are smallish.  I kept having to add and add to get them big enough to trim!  Over the years I have tamed my scraps into usable sizes, so don’t have many larger chunks.  I have many tubs of tiny strings and crumbs, but knew they would take a lot of pieces and stitching to get to 9″ and I didn’t want to cut yardage/fat quarters, or send someone blocks with a million seams.  The first three made were the fairly controlled log-cabiny ones, and I LOVE them, am hard-pressed to let them go.  So made some more crazier ones.  I can see a re-visit to this size and “pattern”in the future!

If you are sitting on the fence about making these…don’t overthink them, just grab a handful of scraps and sew for 15 or 20 minutes!

Karen N in Cape Town, South Africa (and where, as of yesterday, with a new State President, politics may have just become interesting!)





  1. Karaen, I like both versions! I can imagine quilts made out of either sty.e….

  2. I love your log cabin blocks too, buy the Wonky Three are going to add wonderful movement to the final quilt.

    • Hi Robin – all my 6 blocks are for donation. Karen N

  3. Yes, I agree don’t overthink these scrappy blocks. Once I got going it was hard to stop!
    Love the blocks you created.

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