While I was away last weekend I also finished making all the trees I showed how to make here. I could barely wait to get home so I could put them together. If I thought I could have done it at the retreat I would have. But you saw in the last post how I turn my courthouse step blocks, and that was only nine large blocks. So I knew there was no way I could manage getting all these in the right place.
Besides I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to arrange everything. With my Plan B quilts, what I call my quilts made from orphans, test blocks and scraps. You can read my Plan B quilt philosophy here. Sometimes I group like size blocks, sometimes I combine rows and groupings. This time I went with all rows. Simply adding strips to the top and bottom of blocks to make them the same height.
|Houses made from leftover disappearing nine patches from Mountain Blossoms and setting triangles from Mary’s Garden|
Pulling out my orphan block bin and throwing them up on the wall is so liberating. I like to let them sit up there while I work on other projects and move them around as I walk by. Letting them talk to me until we both agree on their arrangement.
|16 patch houses from leftover strips from Citrus Spin Large rooftop from Ziggy Granny|
Kind of like a giant jigsaw puzzle only better, cause if something doesn’t fit you just add a scrappy strip.
|Trees from Seven Sisters Trunks from Moving Boxes|