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First I made some fabric using Victoria’s tutorial.  I’ve made fabric before using a method my friend Sue taught me and while I like Sue’s method.  I found Victoria’s liberating and I was able to use more odd shaped pieces.  I really liked the result.  (Forgot to take a picture of it)  Now it’s cut up and made into this block of Miki’s.  (The tutorial is here

 Now it will go in this little bin of favorite and orphan blocks that I’m collecting to make into a quilt similar to Victoria’s ‘Everthing But the Kitchen Sink Quilt’ that I showed a few weeks ago on a Find the Good Post.

The bin is getting full.  And each month I make another block from 15 minute play to add to the collection.  I’m getting so excited to see how they will play together.


  • Nancy Bowron says:

    I like the idea of collecting blocks from the 15 Minute Play to make a kitchen sink quilt! I have a bin of blocks I just "had to try," but my colors are not going to play as nicely as it appears yours will. Looking forward to seeing the progress!

  • Keep Stitchin' says:

    I just love how you create blocks from fabrics pieced together to create more fabric! I've been doing that more and more as time goes on, out of necessity, but it's fun!

  • Needled Mom says:

    It looks terrific and will make a wonderful addition to the orphan block quilt.

  • Nicky says:

    Looks like the process is working well. I'm also tempted by this process but haven't jumped in yet!

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    I do love Victoria's Kitchen Sink quilts! Yours will be a beauty for sure. Great star block.

  • Deanna says:

    Intentionally making orphan blocks? Hmm…interesting.

  • Kim Brackett says:

    That's such a great idea. Sometimes I like to piece a block just to see what happens, and I might not want to make 200 more. I can't wait to see your 15-minute quilt!

  • jovaliquilts says:

    Love that star — it looks great with your made fabric!

  • Allie says:

    Love it – your kitchen sink quilt is going to be just wonderful!

  • *karendianne. says:

    Yippie! I love your block. I love your fabric making, too. I really love the joyful tone in your voice. You are REALLY having a good time quilting. Totally dig moments like this.

  • Greenmare says:

    ooooooooooooo I LOVE those!!!!! I'm drooling on my laptop!

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