Repro 30s Orphan Blocks

I was really big into the repro 30s fabrics a while back. Then I got tired of them and stashed them all away. I dug out this box and had a look through.

I have one of the 5 inch blocks in the upper left hand side of the photo below, 20 of the bow tie blocks, 8 nine patches, and 16 pinwheels. Really not enough of any one thing to make something.

Then I thought maybe I could combine the nine patches and bow ties since they are the same size.

This would make a baby quilt about 42 by 48 if I add alternate blocks. I think I like this combo. I just need to figure out what to use for the plain blocks.

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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6 Responses to Repro 30s Orphan Blocks

  1. Those blocks play really well together. It will be a perfect baby quilt!

  2. Tami Von Zalez says:

    I am drawn to that repro fabric but haven’t purchased any yet. I did incorporate some that looked sorta vintage to me in my 4 patch quilt.
    Hoping Nan ^ will throw some stash my way …. *grins*

  3. Nann says:

    I like your design, Katy. The Stashbusters group has had a 30’s Bin Bust challenge for several years. My bin bust has been gradual, but at least I’m not adding to the collection. I survey the shelf-and-a-half that remain and think that I could just give it all away, but then I think that would be giving in too easily. (I’ve got teeny 30’s bowties as an occasional leaders-and-enders project.)

  4. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Katy,
    The layout of those blocks look so cute! I went on a phase of liking and then no-so-much the 30s prints. I’m sure you’d enjoy getting these out of your stash. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Oh, the combination of those two blocks is very cute! You’ll figure something out for the plain blocks. It will be fun to see this come together!

  6. Mary Carvajal says:

    I love how you can put blocks together. Thank you for all your inspiration. I follow you through email, and yours is the first email I open each morning. Thank you for always sharing.

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