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Monday, April 1, 2013

Airing the Orphans & Scraps Quilts ~ Part One

You've done the nearly impossible as you've just about rendered me speechless!!  In my wildest dreams, I never thought my little sew~alongs would touch so many people from around the world.  I've heard from so many of you about how you've used up your scraps, learned new techniques, made your first small blocks, and looked forward to my posts on Fridays.  Many of you wrote to me sharing the trials and tribulations of your life, and how these little blocks (and quilting in general) get you through tough times.  Amen to that!!  I think we can all say that.

Your comments are a gift to me.  Each week, over these past several years, you have reached out and made me smile, touched me with your kind words, and shared life experiences.  Your comments and emails fill my soul....and I am grateful for each of you!  Thank you ever so much.

As promised, it is time for the "Airing of the Quilts" from the Pocket Patchwork Orphans & Scraps Sew~Along!  The quilts will be posted over 4 separate posts, so please check back to see them all.  Really....no two are alike, and you added your creativity and personal touch which is just wonderful!

My heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated.  If you're new to my blog, or just didn't have time before, I hope these quilts will inspire you!!  The instructions are still on the blog so it's not too late to join the party!

Here's the first batch of quilts.....enjoy!

Auntie Em from New England

Barb from MA
Barb from IL
Betsy from IL
Brigitte from France
Carol from Montana

Carol from Nebraska
Carol S. from Australia

Carol from NE

More wonderful quilts coming in my next post!  See you then....Pam


  1. they all look great, well done to everyone, and thanks again Pam for taking us all along for the ride

  2. Love the different colours and setting options.

  3. They are all wonderful. I may just have to make another one to try a different layout.

  4. Isn't this fun? I just love seeing the variety, and I look forward to the next installment! : )

  5. Amazing how different each of them are!

  6. They're all so wonderful - and what variety!! Thanks again Pam - I look forward to seeing more!

  7. Beautiful projects. Hard to believe they were from orphan blocks.

  8. Love, love, love the first one from Auntie Em!!! I would love to know more about this quilter and how she found her inspiration for her setting of the blocks. She definitely knows how to "think outside the box". Have you ever considered doing some quilter profiles on your blog? Love your blog!

    1. Oh, this is just the beginning! Wait until you see them all...even those that are more or less exactly the same as mine are unique, and creative in their use of color, sashing and borders! You're in for a treat!!

  9. these are all just so wonderful, I love them!

  10. oh they're all so lovely!! aunt Em's variation & her fabric selection is very eye-catching!! oh i love the black sashing & red cornerstones in Carol S little beauty!! Can't wait to see the others :))) cheers...Marian

  11. Pam, they are all darling! I just love how each one has it's own personality!

  12. where do I find a pattern from the one fromAuntie Em It is just exactly what I am looking for please email me at cookiegramma3@gmail.com I will buy whatever book or pattern I need Terri Bruch