Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Scrappy Orphan Block of the Month Quilt

Welcome to a new journey, we will be working on the Happy Scrappy Orphan Block Quilt over the next two years. Blocks will be posted that you can use in your quilt or if you have large stacks of orphan blocks in your quilt room, they also can be used in place of the blocks I will provide.

It will be a great chance to learn how to piece together different blocks  or use your old blocks from all your unfinished projects.  You can check out  my other blog at
if you want to see what I did with some of orphan blocks last year.

 Blocks will be posted every month, when  they are posted, the block  diagram will be posted, the actual size of templates along with the foundation pieced sections. I will be working along with you on the blocks as we go.

How will this work?  What will the basic design be?  When will blocks be posted? I'm sure you have many questions that I'm hoping I will answer here. 

If you are going to journey along with us for the entire project,  your quilt will finish to 98 in.² and that does not include a final border.  It is a mystery so you will have to use your imagination with the diagrams. 

The above section is an example of what could be placed  in that section of border .

The quilt will be set up in somewhat of a medallion style, we will start with the center block  and we will work our way out after the center block, there might be a couple of  borders of half square triangles  or solid small borders so that it definitely will appear as a center medallion .

There will be instructions on how to use the blocks I provide  and there will be instructions on how to use your own orphan blocks  in your stash.  Starts sorting your blocks out by sizes if you have orphan blocks, if not  you  will have fun piecing together different blocks 

Tomorrow  or possibly later today the instructions for the center block will be posted.  I will be posting all instructions here,  if you have any questions at all, you can e-mail me or post a comment here.  Please feel free to post this  on your blog, Facebook or anywhere else to share with other quilters.

 Happy Stitching,



  1. Wonderful! I am so excited about this journey....still can't decide if I truly want to use up orphans or make assorted fun blocks with favorite fabric collections as we go. Thanks so much for doing this for all of us "Keepers of the Orphan Blocks."

  2. Wonderful Rosemary! I am excited to start this journey with you and everyone else! I just moved and my sewing room is somewhat workable. This will give me the opportunity to sew something while still unpacking the rest of my sewing "stuff".