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Monday, 16 September 2013

Orphan Block

This weekend one of my jobs was sorting out the BOM, and now all the blocks are designed, and yes we have an orphan block. It was going to be block 8 , but on second thoughts it is the wrong shape, so another block has been drawn up. There are 9 Blocks in all for the finished wallhanging.

So here is our orphan. I have included the line drawing for anyone who would like to make it up.
I used a combination of stitchery and Appliqué, but it could be all stitchery.

Orphan Block.

 The Jinny Beyer quilt was duly basted, and now I have to decide whether to hand quilt or machine quilt it. At the moment, I am leaning towards hand quilting it. It could however be due to the changing of the seasons, autumn is definitely on it's way, and as you may know I like nothing better than sitting by my wood burner, hand quilting.

The fourth pair of christmas socks were finished and the fifth pair were cast on, and I made up some more half inch hexagons.
What am I going to do with these tiny hexagon's I have no idea at the moment but they are fun to make.

1/2" Hexagon Blocks.

I have lots of Liberty Lawn scraps, so my thoughts are to make use of them.
So all in all it was a productive week end. Lots of things got done and sorted.

This was a view from one of my kitchen windows the other morning, isn't nature wonderful..

Morning Dew on a Cobweb.

I do love the Autumn, I seem to get far more sewing done. Our winter logs arrived last week, another load arriving this week and we will be already.. for lots and lots of quilting..

I hope you enjoy the little orphan block, please let me know what you do with it...

Keep safe and keep stitching...Doti...


  1. Wow, you are really fast at getting your socks knitted. That's a fantastic picture out your window. Nature is indeed wonderful and very entertaining, too.

  2. Oh your little orphan is gorgeous.... can't you squeeze it in?
    Or maybe it deserves a little hanging all of its own....


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