Oct 31 18

Another Orphan Block Quilt Finished!

I finished quilting/binding my 2nd hospice quilt, again made with orphan blocks.  These pictures don’t quite capture the colors correctly.  The shot below is a closeup of the orange block.  One thing I am learning is that when you are quilting a quilt that is to be snuggled and/or keep someone warm, it’s very different than quilting a wall hanging.  You really don’t want to quilt as densely, so for me, this involves a lot of restraint.  Normally, I would fill in those ruler work frameworks, but I don’t think that makes sense here:

Here’s a closeup of the center portion:

The long strips hold a long, straight featherette.  That is a bit denser than what I probably should have quilted, but I couldn’t help myself.  I was very restrained in the outer border zone and just did a 2-tiered swag with a tapered channel:

(The last 2 photos are more realistic as far as color goes.)  Here’s a long shot:

…and here’s a shot of my first 2 donation quilts together.  It’s very gratifying to me that both of these were made using up orphan blocks:



2nd hospice donation quilt for the period Oct 1, 2018-September 30, 2019.


  1. QuiltShopGal Says:

    Gorgeous. I’m sure it will help bring good cheer and comfort to the hospice recipient and their family. Bless you.

  2. Pat Says:

    Love the quilts, and especially love your comment: “I couldn’t help myself.” Brought me a smile to begin my day. Your work is always inspiring.