From Orphan Blocks To Art

My art critique group challenged itself to transform leftover quilt units – orphan blocks – into another piece. Since I have a boatload of orphan blocks (some of which I inherited from other quilters, don’t ask me how), I was overjoyed by the project. I pulled out some leftovers that Ann Anastasio gave me and started cutting. One of the units looked like it could make a great house. I searched through the pile and found something that I thought would be a blue tile roof. It didn’t turn out that way, but the yellow triangle made a nice capstone for a mausoleum, so I continued with the theme. I call the piece The Road To Quilters’ Heaven.

While I was searching for other orphan blocks, I ran across the center to a space quilt that I never finished. The robot blocks were still on the design wall, so they became part of the new space quilt.

I used Alexandra Von Burg‘s technique for making trees to make a spaceship.

I think using up orphans, scraps and unfinished objects to make new art really is the road to quilters’ heaven. I know it’s made me happy.

Luck and wisdom!

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5 Responses to “From Orphan Blocks To Art”

  1. marlenedotterer Says:

    Amazing!

  2. Aman Thakur Says:

    nice…

  3. hamanne Says:

    Hey, I heard there was a need for blankets for elephants in Myannmar. Women are knitting them. JKOC, as my daughter would say. (Just kidding of course.)

  4. timetowritenow Says:

    Reblogged this on Julaina Kleist-Corwin and commented:
    Orphan beauty.

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