Friday, January 5, 2018

Orphan Block Transformation

I cleaned my sewing room over the holidays and found a few orphan blocks I wasn't quite sure what to do with. Then I remembered reading a post by Paige who blogs at Quilted Blooms - she had made a really cute fabric basket with a leftover practice piece.

I found her blog post, downloaded the pattern and got to work.

Within just an afternoon of quilting and sewing, I had three super cute fabric baskets.

The blocks weren't super big so I ended up using two for each basket. I made the cuffs with scraps and used two different fat quarters for the linings.

I took the opportunity to practice my FMQ skills and quilted each basket differently.

One with flowers...

One with paisleys and pebbles...

And the last one with swirls and pebbles...

I'm not really sure what I'm going to use these for, but they are adorable on my cutting table!

Linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at Anja Quilts for TGIFF.


  1. This is such a great way to use orphan blocks! So cute!

  2. Very cute and I like the colors you choose. Good idea to practice your quilting differently on each one. Nice use of orphan blocks.

  3. Beautiful baskets - what a great idea!

  4. These are super cute, Izzy! And I love that it makes use of orphan blocks - we all need projects for those ;)

  5. I remember seeing Paige's post. These are great baskets. Great use of leftover blocks.

  6. Looking good and pretty useful too!

  7. I made 5 of these baskets for my Knit Group for Christmas. They loved them! I only used a single fabric for the exterior of most of mine. Yours are SEW much cuter!!!

  8. Oh my goodness, yours turned out so pretty! Your quilting is beautiful too!

  9. I see your blog daily, it is crispy to study.
    Your blog is very useful for me & i like so much...
    Thanks for sharing the good information!