Monday, February 27, 2012

An Orphan No More!

Someone....once upon a time...made a block.
This is an oldie but goodie.

Since the fabric used by this unknown quilter is SO thin...
I decided it would not suit a quilt.
But.....

It WILL make a nice table topper!
I did the easiest thing and added a 2 1/2" border to the block..
then.....
I had some fun doodling stitches with my feed dogs down!!
The more stitches I added, the more I liked it.

I have three more orphans to rescue!!
Wish me luck!
;)

13 comments:

  1. That looks great. Well done! :0)

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  2. Fabulous job, I had to go back and look at the original cause I couldn't believe what a difference tha border and quilting made.

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  3. It looks a little Mexican 'tilish'. Good idea.

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  4. It is difficult to believe that it is the same block.
    A great job indeed.

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  5. wow the quilting really makes this little quilt!
    enjoy it
    Kathie

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  6. You chose your fabrics really well to blend with the original block. Love the bright print the quiltmaker used!

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  7. What a great rescue! Lovely quilting Beth.

    Happy Sewing

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  8. Wow, that turned out fabulously! I look forward to seeing your other rescues.

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  9. ..."with the feed dogs down"...yep, I read that and realized that I forgot to do that last time I free motion quilted. I guess I'm glad it went so well.
    At any rate, I definitely agree with what I've read above-- your quilting adds so much to this block, love it!

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