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|
And your get to decide what the final picture will be. No box cover to dictate your result. Linking up with Sarah, Amanda Jean, and Cynthia
That is a wonderful quilt! What a great way to use up your scraps.
love such scappiness!!
So bright and pretty! Congrats on a flimsy finish!
What a fabulous quilt! It would have been difficult indeed to come up with this from scratch, it is a brilliant use of leftovers!
This is quilt is beautiful and so inspiring. Your process is creative and so useful! Lovely!
CUTE as a button!
This is so inspiring. I have a bunch if orphan blocks I should get out and see what I can do with them. This one is so happy!
What a super flimsy!! and I LOVE your Plan B (and the Plan B quilt for holly–I had to go and take a peek)…hugs, Julierose
Plan B gets an A in my book!
wow.. all those scraps!!! what a beautiful finish. I'm so inspired ;))
A wonderfully unified look for a variety of orphans.
I LOVE it! Scrappy delicousness at its finest!
Thats a nice house quilt, different from others I have seen.
This quilt is so amazing!
What a cute quilt top, love your colors, this one looks great.
It's so pretty! You can't look at it and frown at the same time–it's too happy!