One of the ways we make community outreach projects is through the use of orphan blocks. We started this year to collect unused orphans when guild members are cleaning out their sewing rooms. We take those lonely orphan blocks and give them a good home in a new donation quilt.
Fiesta Orphans, named for the bright border print, was made from blocks donated by five different quilters. I love to see what can be made from lecft-overs. This one makes a perfect cuddle quilt – one that has already been donated to Victim Services.
I assembled the blocks and Dorothy, another guild member came over one morning for a sewing session and applied the borders. It was quilted and bound by machine.
Using orphan blocks is a win-win-win activity. A community organization gets an extra quilt, a guild member gets extra space in their sewing area and the community outreach committee gets a head start on making a quilt. All good!