Saturday, June 28, 2014

Time to have a lot of fun with the orphan blocks.

 Good afternoon friends,
This is the part you have been waiting for, we are going to start adding those orphan blocks. If you have any questions at all, just e-mail me or post a comment any time.
Your center medallion square should measure 32 in.². If it doesn't, add a solid border  to get it to that size.
We are going to work on adding a unit underneath  our center medallion  that will measure 12 1/2 
 by 32 1/2.  This is a picture of the unit that I added.

My unit consist of different size of the blocks  with even some filler squares  between the blocks .  The block diagram looks like this.

As you can see the first thing I did was use a couple of 5 inch blocks,  in between them  I put random squares , you could also use a strip of fabric there .  I did the same thing  towards the end of the block between the 6 inch and 4 inch blocks.  My goal was just to get my unit to measure 12 1/2 inches by  32 1/2 inches.

Maybe you have large blocks, you could put two large blocks with smaller blocks in between them  as it shows in this diagram .

Maybe you have smaller blocks,  noticed how I use mostly three and 4 inch blocks ,  there is a 2 inch strip between the two sets of 4 inch blocks , that could be a strip , that could be a series of blocks or a series of squares , the possibilities are endless. Once you start, it is just like putting together a puzzle , it, it is a lot of fun.

 If you're thinking, I don't have a lot of three-inch blocks or I'm short 12 inch blocks, and you want to make a couple ,  simple block patterns are provided here.

The block pattern as well as foundation patterns can be printed off , there are  a variety of blocks that are really easy to put together.   I will continue to add different blocks with every section.

 When I add the two units together,  my quilt will now measure  32" x 44" .  Next time we will work on a smaller unit that will go on the top of the quilt.

We then will continue working on the sides and adding units to make our quilts larger.   Any questions, please ask.  E-mail me at or post a comment.   I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Happy stitching,


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