I have been intrigued by the wonderful quilts made from orphan blocks being shown over at Finn's Riding the Orphan Train site. I decided to lay some of mine out on the floor just to see if anything would come of it. Well, as you can see, it's pretty much a hodge-podge!!! Not much of a color scheme happening. I would have a lot more orphans except that the last few years our Guild's boutique has sold them and I've donated quite a few to the cause!!! I thought by laying them out I could maybe see if there were enough if any one color family to do anything with, but--alas--I'm not seeing it!!! Finn, HELP! I know they don't need to be matchy-matchy but at the very least they should probably play nice together. Oh, well, I'll keep collecting LOL!
In the "I Thought I Had More Time Department" is this little baseball quilt for a new baby boy coming in October. I had the fabric bought and pre-washed and ironed, but no pattern, no plan, no idea!!! Then I learned that the baby shower is THIS SUNDAY for Pete's sake! So marathon sewing took place this weekend. Granny to be had suggested "think baseball" when it was determined the baby was a boy so at least I had the goods!!! I am almost finished with the quilting--need an idea for the inner and outer borders. One nice thing about baby quilts--it doesn't take much time to handstitch the binding. So I am hoping to have it done done, along with a sock beagle, some bibs and various and sundry other baby loot. The shower is two hours away from here so there may even be last-minute handwork in the car!!!
And what would a quilt blog be without the occasional quilt cat photo??? Here are Rocky and Natasha carefully guarding the Libertyville quilt for me. Isn't that special???