The first two sets of 6" blocks are left over from a pair of baby quilts for my twin grandniece and grandnephew, born in 2007.
The following two sets of blocks are from baby quilts for two nieces, cousins of the twins, born in 2011 and 2013. I randomly joined central square and a flying geese components to form 6" squares in the first group. The second assembly with the 6" hearts was made with a fabric folding technique that looked really neat but was quite time consuming.
I blogged about the first three baby quilts in my post for October 9, 2011. The unique assembly technique for lilac and pink hearts is in my post for March 21, 2012 and its completion is the sixth quilt in my December 2012 in Review post.
These joined pinwheels are leftover half square triangles I accumulated from various projects. It measures about 12" x 12" - a good size for a Barbie doll.
I also have this random collection of candidates from a Debbie Mumm watermelon wall hanging, a stack and whack quilt for my nephew, a tree of seasons quilt for my sister, and a trial broken dishes block. The dishes block was an interesting experiment meshing a central 4-grid with a perimeter 5-grid block design.
With three granddaughters ages 4 years, 2 years, 6 months and a grandson age 16 months visiting just before Christmas, I am looking forward to repurposing these orphan quilt blocks into toy blankets. Doing so will also give me great FMQ practice. I think I can complete one and even perhaps two per child before they arrive. It depends on if I back them facing style or bind them. Hmm ... I do have a big clear acrylic train case of leftover binding to influence my decision ...
I will take a break to be social at Let's Bee Social #149 before I begin playing.