Posted below are the submitted comments for the finished projects with the identifying person noted. We tried to put them on the captions for each photo but they block the pictures.
BarbaraW: First photo posted is the block I drew. It was hand pieced, and I didn’t want to use that method. So I took it apart, used the pieces with which to make templates to make three like blocks. But sewing all four back together proved daunting for reasons I still don’t understand. I had to replace the background blocks of the original. And I could not figure out how to put them together, even using partial seams. Needless to say, it didn’t work as you can see. The blocks couldn’t be squared evenly, so each block was different, and the design I thought would emerge was not even. My apologies to the maker of the original.
ConnieW: This the quilt I made with my orphan block. The block I received is the center 5x5 square in mauve/pink. I got 10 - hand pieced 5x5 blocks in the next border at the Amherst Swap Shop at the Transfer station the day after I got the orphan block. I also got a bag of scraps with the 5x5 blocks. I used the scraps to make 2- 5x5 blocks to finish the 1st border. I used the scraps and some of my own old fabrics to make the outside border. The white print border around the center block is an old curtain and the white/brown print is an old blouse. The backing is a white jacquard tablecloth. For the quilting I machine quilted with rulers and used a walking foot for the straight lines. Thanks for the challenge.
SueW: Tote measures 18 x 14 & has six outside pockets - three on each side