I hope that you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day. I have been so excited about posting the instructions for our journey with the new Happy Scrappy Orphan Blocks of the month quilt.
I have started a new blog for this on blogger, if you would like to participate, you can sign up to follow the new blog. New address is
I will try to remember to post a reminder here and I will post the first couple of posts from there so you can see what we are doing. It is probably going to be about a two year project and will go at a slow pace so that even beginning quilters will be able to follow along. Here are the instructions, don’t forget to check out the other blog and as always if you have any questions, just ask.
Welcome to a new journey, we will be working on the Happy Scrappy Orphan Block Quilt over the next two years. Blocks will be posted that you can use in your quilt or if you have large stacks of orphan blocks in your quilt room, they also can be used in place of the blocks I will provide.
It will be a great chance to learn how to piece together different blocks or use your old blocks from all your unfinished projects. You can check out my other blog at Rosemaryyoungs.wordpress.com
if you want to see what I did with some of orphan blocks last year.
Blocks will be posted every month, when they are posted, the block diagram will be posted, the actual size of templates along with the foundation pieced sections. I will be working along with you on the blocks as we go.
How will this work? What will the basic design be? When will blocks be posted? I’m sure you have many questions that I’m hoping I will answer here.
If you are going to journey along with us for the entire project, your quilt will finish to 98 in.² and that does not include a final border. It is a mystery so you will have to use your imagination with the diagrams.
The above section is an example of what could be placed in that section of border .
The quilt will be set up in somewhat of a medallion style, we will start with the center block and we will work our way out after the center block, there might be a couple of borders of half square triangles or solid small borders so that it definitely will appear as a center medallion .
There will be instructions on how to use the blocks I provide and there will be instructions on how to use your own orphan blocks in your stash. Starts sorting your blocks out by sizes if you have orphan blocks, if not you will have fun piecing together different blocks
Tomorrow or possibly later today the instructions for the center block will be posted. I will be posting all instructions on blogger at the new blog
, if you have any questions at all, you can e-mail me or post a comment here. Please feel free to post this on your blog, Facebook or anywhere else to share with other quilters or friends.