A while ago I posted about being apart of the 2014 New Blogger Blog Hop, and while the hop has yet to start the email conversations and ideas have been going strong. Some of my readers, may know about my dislike of orphan blocks and how I typically incorporate them into the backing so there are no leftovers. If you didn't, you're officially filled in :). Anyhow, Michelle Bartholomew passed along a great idea. A scrapbook quilt! The concept was passed along from Ashley at Wasn't in a Day. Michelle makes and keeps one extra block from each quilt she makes, so by the end of the year she has enough orphan blocks to make a quilt as a memento to all her finished quilts. How cool is that? I got to thinking about how many quilts I had given away in the past and forgotten by this point. It would be nice to have a little part of each one to remember them all. I do have some orphan blocks hanging around from this year. For the remainder of this year, I will be making one extra block from each quilt. Hopefully, by the end of the year I will have enough to make a good sized lap quilt. Fingers crossed. Here are the blocks so far ....
Both Michelle and my new friend Julie over at Juna Creations are posting their orphan blocks on their blogs too. Head over to check out what they have done this year. We all just like the idea so much! Michelle already got Julie and I on board with the idea, has she won you over too?
Sew long for now,
PATCH & CHELS