December 30, 2012
What to do with 'orphan' blocks
So, I decided to make a small wall hanging using a block I already had. This one jumped at me, and this is what I did with it. I framed it using osnaburg fabric (also spelled osnaberg...) because I liked its open weave.
The embroidery sort of (I can't draw!) mimics the motif on the black floral fabric. I added small buttons to the vine, emphasizing the circles on the inner border.
BUT, the highlight of this project for me are the buttons I got from Lots of Buttons. They are fantastic!
Speaking of Lots of Buttons, have you ever seen their site? They have an amazing selection of synthetic, wood, metal, horn and other buttons, and their prices are very competitive.
I hand quilted around the inner border using Presencia # 16 thread. It was the first time I hand quilted using large stitches and thick thread, and am pleased with its effect on the project.
What do you do with orphan blocks??? I would love to hear from you, as I still have a few I could turn into something fun!
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