Today I pulled out the 1930s orphan blocks. Wonder how they are going to come together, hopefully I will find enough time to work on it the next couple of weeks. Just so funny that they have been in my closet, some of them for over 10 years. Also find a couple of others 1930s projects that are cut and ready to be assembled.
It is funny how these things have accumulated and I haven’t thought before about putting them together in a quilt. Had a lot of fun putting together the Civil War quilt. So many of you have asked how I put the quilt together.
Rather easy, even though the blocks were all unusual sizes, I tried at first to put them together in 24 inch squares. If I got to the end of a row and it wasn’t long enough, I would just cut a piece of scrap fabric from the Civil War stash and use that in its place. Then I would just start working across the row and made the row as long as I wanted to make it. I will post more pictures as I work on the 1930s ones. Don’t be afraid to start, just start with one block and start putting it together like a puzzle. It is so much fun. Also don’t get stressed out if you have to put a piece of fabric there because your blocks are big enough because in the whole picture, you don’t notice it at all and It makes your quilt more interesting.
And please do not be afraid to ask any questions, email me anytime and I’ll be more than happy to help you. One of my favorite scrap quilt was when I worked on the Shipshewana Happy scrappy. It was a little bit more organized than the Civil War scrap blocks. It was assembled in 14 inch blocks first.