What do you do with orphan blocks (individual or just a few blocks left over once a quilt is finished)?
Here is a recent view of my stash of orphan blocks:
Obviously something needs to be done!
You may (or may NOT) notice that there are both white and cream backgrounds in the quilt. I say, “so what?” It would be even less noticeable if there were more of each. Even with just a few blocks it looks OK to me. Sure, if I were planning from scratch I might make the backgrounds all the same. But for a scrap quilt I think the white-vs-cream distinction is much ado about nothing. (Are you with me, Laura?)
Let me know what you think. Does it look “off” to you? Or do you not even notice? Would you do this on purpose, perhaps using white and cream randomly in different blocks?
More posts on orphan blocks to come, for obvious reasons 😀