Saturday, September 15, 2007

Orphan Block Jewelry Pouch

Last March in Mexico I made a block that was inspired by the local beautiful Talavera pottery...It was going to be used as the center of my "H" Fan Quilt, but when I got home I found it didn't work there.
So the block languished in my UFO pile until this week.
Then I thought, why not make it into a jewelry pouch? A certain someone is having a big birthday bash in November, and this would make a nice gift.
I'll be writing up the how-to instructions for CQMagOnline's next issue, but meanwhile, here are some pictures.

My poor little orphan block....

Hmm...folded almost in half for its future as a pouch almost works. The front flap has a nice enough composition but it needs a little something...

An initial in the corner, that will do it!

Fast forward...here it is completed. Those bees flew in, too. After they were on there, Robert reminded me that the pouch's recipient is allergic to bees. Ah well!

And the back....

So if you've got some orphan blocks, this is one way to find them a home....

10 comments :

atet said...

Oooh...how lovely. How did you know my first initial is an E (not that I use the name?) oh -- wait, my birthday isn't in November. Darn!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

FABULOUS! I'm glad you didn't like it when you first finished the block - this is wonderful, but my birthday has already passed. Oh well.

Granny Fran said...

Such a great way to use that wonderful block. Those are such happy flowers and those bees give no allergic reactions.

verobirdie said...

Oh, this is lovely. I'm sure she will appreciate the gift

Marty52 said...

This is so very nice... I love those big flowers.. is that a button in the center?

Violette Severin said...

Wow! Those colors are stunning on the black background.

Debra Spincic said...

What a great finish for your orphan block! Are you adding any jewelry inside?

Shelina said...

That's a gorgeous jewelry pouch. I'd only keep my most precious jewels in there.

Louisiana Momma said...

that is a wonderful idea for ufo's! I love the big flowers on it.. how did you do the centers of the flowers?

Candi said...

Wow! That's beautiful!
HUGZ:)
Candi