Today I would like to share my Orphan Pillow with you.
It is made of quite a few of Orphan blocks plus a combination of my most favorite fabric scraps (e.g. the pink flower-cherry combo from Hilco, the grey vichy squares also from Hilco and a few Kona Cotton solids).
I was inspired by Nicole's post about different ways using up your orphan blocks where she shown one of the most beautiful quilts I have seen in a long time... The quilt was made by the amazing Emily of Simple Girl, Simple Life. You really need have a look at it yourself. Its gorgeous!
So I thought I should give it a go myself!
There were quite a few blocks in need for a new home - leftovers from earlier projects but never used yet. I arranged them on a pillow and it very much looked like that:
Not very pretty, I am afraid and I was not exactly happy to be honest! The whole thing looked a bit all over the place and I couldn't imagine it would turn out nice in the end at all. But I gave it a go anyways, getting confidence after reading about Emily's journey... ;)
So and here it is.
Lotte was so kind to pose with the pillow today. Thanks.
By the way. I actually think that the back of it turned out really, really gorgeous. Even though it is pretty simple...