This Orphan Block Series was a sudden God-inspired idea Wednesday Morning. The only thing I knew was the first block I would play with.
The Lemoyne Star.
Although I loved the block and all that jazz. I didn’t have enough fabric to make a larger quilt. And it already did what it needed to do!
So the block was put aside with all the other extra blocks. A block without a purpose – or so it seemed.
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Can you imagine not having a purpose beyond – passing the class? Then what? Lucky for us, we have different seasons of life that give us a new purpose with new adventures.
And so can our orphan blocks.
But…sometimes it takes a while for that new thing to happen.
Inspiration, motivation, and resources all fell into place for this project to happen. It is quite stunning when you step back and look at the chain of events.
The idea. The blog post. The block. The inspiration. The fabrics. The time. And the desire all had to come into play in a short period of time.
Now, let’s get to the project!
The Enchanted Garden Table Topper
The inspiration for the sashing colors was inspired by my granddaughter’s creative flower arrangement.
Ah, how I wish I had snapped the picture the day she created this! Then the dandelions would have been fresh.
Materials you’ll need to create a similar table topper.
I will refer to the colors I used in my project. Substitute as needed.
- A 12” orphan block (Purple Lemoyne Star Block)
- Small amounts of white, yellow, and pink (I used the same pink for the border strips and the large triangles) and two greens, beige and purple.
- A 13 1/4” pink square for large triangles.
Note: Use 1/4″ seams. Sew pieces with right sides together.
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Green Sashing Triangles
- From light green – Cut (8) 1 1/2” Blocks of lighter green
- From dark green – Cut 4 1 1/2” blocks and (6) 1 7/8” blocks – cut these in half along the diagonal making (12) triangle blocks.
- Assemble the blocks and triangles into rows. Make 4 triangle units.
Sashing Border Units
- Cut (4) 1 1/2” x 12 1/2” strips from each of the Pink, Yellow, and White fabrics.
- pink, white and yellow strips together as shown in the photo. Make 4 of these
- a sashing border to the top and bottom of the block
- a triangle unit to each end of the remaining sashing border units
- these to each side of the block.
- Cut the 13 1/4″ pink square in a half along the diagonal, making two triangles. Cut these triangles in half. (4 triangles)
- Sew a triangle unit to each side of the quilt. Sew the remaining triangles to the remaining sides.
- From Tan fabric cut (4 ) strips 21-3/4” x 1-1/2”
- From purple fabric cut (4) 1-1/2” squares
- a border to the top and bottom of the quilt
- a purple square to each end of the remaining border units.
- borders with corner units to each side of the quilt.
Now. Step back and enjoy.
Then Quilt it!
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Until next time, enjoy your day and the journey
PS: Next orphan block project will be a creative exploration with Half Square Triangles.