Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Orphan Train...


I decided to get this one done over the weekend, so here is my first orphan train quilt, completely finished! I quilted swirls all over the quilt, then I got lucky. I was going to sew together orphan strips from old bindings, but then found a binding strip left over from a quilt I made last year that was long enough to bind the entire quilt! I don't know why I made so much binding for that quilt, but I'm so glad I did!
I hope to have another finish in the next day or two...I quilted my Christmas rings table topper quilt and I'm working on the binding. This week is Vacation Bible School at our church, so I can't sew in the evenings. I guess that means I'll have to sew all day!

15 comments:

Libby said...

So cheerful! I love it...

Elaine Adair said...

How lovely to have it finished and that it's going to be used and loved! So friendly and cheerful!

Libby said...

Looks like a fantastic sampler *s* All those blocks are so happy to have found such a nice home.

Sue in western WA said...

What a happy quilt! And what a great score with the binding! (Wish the binding fairies would come to my house and put some ready-made lengths in MY stash!)

Gail said...

Wow, what a happy quilt- and I can't believe that those are orphans and not a planned family, they go together so well!

KCQuilter said...

Just gorgeous! And congratulations on the finish!!!

Angie said...

It's wonderful! Congratulations on finishing it! I can't wait to see your Christmas rings...and yes, if you can't sew in the evenings, it's a must that you sew all day! LOL

Norma said...

Nice finish! I would be just as thrilled as you to discover that I already had the binding made. Sometimes the process of making the binding can hold me back from a finish--I am just not that thrilled with that part of the process. Like the others who commented, it is hard to believe that this was not a planned quilt. Just think--all those orphans are no longer homeless in a drawer or box somewhere--they have been adopted and have a home!

Connie said...

It amazes me how fast you can get a project finished. These days I am always lagging behind, but I'm getting inspired by visiting quilting blogs! Your quilt is beautiful!

atet said...

It looks absolutely fantastic!

Marcie said...

Great quilt! Nice job coordinating all those pieces!

furiousBall said...

Ahh ha! I found you! That quilt is amazing, lots of great colors and it all works so well together too.

Sweet P said...

How beautiful! The more orphan blocks I see the more I love them.

Helen in the UK said...

Your little orphans look really happy together :)

Rose Marie said...

This is a fabulous idea for using up orphan blocks. I'll have to check through my blocks to see what I can do. Your quilt is wonderful!