Saturday, May 8, 2010

Orphan Blocks and a First Quilt

Olga is a returning customer who loves to make multi-coloured scrappy quilts with lots of little pieces.

This quilt she calls her "orphan blocks" quilt, because the blocks were given up for adoption by a lady who'd made up the intricate blocks and then lost interest, so Olga acquired them and put the rest of the quilt top together.  It really is in keeping with her own style!  Anyways, the quilt turned out beautifully, and she chose a butterfly pantograph for me to stitch across it, in a variegated thread.  I'm pleased with the way it turned out!

Olga's 27 (or so) year-old grand-daughter Sarah made this "first quilt" on which I also used the same stitch pattern.  It also turned out great!  No surprise, though, as Sarah had a pro to teach her!

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