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What do you do with your orphan blocks? When I first started quilting I was invited to a workshop about this topic. We were told to bring our orphan blocks to learn how best to turn them into a quilt. At that stage I didn’t have any orphans so I didn’t go. Now I do. They are from quilts I started a block of and then decided I didn’t like; blocks where I was experimenting; and blocks I made the wrong size . So what to do with them? Any suggestions? Here they are:

The first one is an Aunt Millie’s Flower Garden which I didn’t enjoy doing and decided one block was enough.

The second set of blocks are hearts made from Japanese fabrics

The third set of blocks I made for my Sun, sea and sand quilt but I used triangles that were too small and the blocks were too small for inclusion.

Then there are the “uglies”.

Then there are some left over Andalusian Tile Quilt blocks, a tessellation experiment, a QAYG diamond and a spare block from my Kaffe for All Seasons.

And last but not least, two blocks I made when I was learning appliqué.

I think that collectively they could make an interesting “Learning Journey Quit”. What you do you think?

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