Orphans!


By Judith on March 4, 2015
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In Bee Blessed we have collected quite a few ‘orphan’ blocks over the years.

A block can become an ‘orphan’ for a variety of reasons e.g.

* where we have made/received too many for the final number used in a quilt
* it’s the wrong size
* it was too gender specific e.g. too girly, where we were making up a boy quilt
* randomly donated blocks from our generous quilting community

We have made sampler blocks in the past, and I thought it was time to adopt our orphan blocks back into the quilting fold!  For those of you who have donated blocks over the years, see if you can spot yours in these quilt tops!

Orphan Sampler 1:

Bee Blessed orphan sampler top 1

Orphan Sampler 2:

Bee Blessed orphan sampler top 2

Orphan Sampler 3:

Bee Blessed orphan sampler top 3

Orphan Sampler 4 (baby quilt):

Bee Blessed orphan quilt top 4 (baby)

We also donated some quilted 12″ blocks to Alison last year for her Soy Amado appeal.  This means as from today there is only 1 orphan block remaining! Not bad eh!!

And more Bee Blessed progress – Sarah put her Farmer’s Wife blocks to good use and rustled up this gorgeous baby quilt.

Bee Blessed Farmer's Wife baby quilt

A simple bordered donated quilt was finished off with bunting and binding.

Bee Blessed Bunting baby quilt

A baby quilt made with donated charm squares.

Bee Blessed baby quilt

And just look at how well our ‘Strip Step’ blocks are coming together!

Bee Blessed Strip Step blocks

Thank you again for your continued support and donations. As you can see we try to use everything we receive, eventually!! Hope you are having a great week! Jude xo