I have amassed quite a collection of blocks without a home. Extras I made, experiment blocks, blocks that didn't turn into quilts, blocks that got ripped out of quilts, etc.
I have seen some quilts in blogland where someone has just put all their orphan blocks together into a quilt and magically they look nice. I am not sure that will be the case here. I laid all of them out on the floor (I had more than I thought!) to kind of get an idea:
a. realize it may not be cute and abandon idea.
b. cut blocks into some set size. put borders on smallest ones and cut largest ones down or into pieces
c. assemble it like a jigsaw puzzle, leaving most of them the current size but cutting the biggest ones down into a few pieces to spread them out a bit.
What do you think? Some of these blocks I'm a bit attached to. There's pieces of my daughters' baby quilts in there, quilts I made for friends, etc. I also thought about making some more blocks from scraps leftover from especially special quilts I've given away, thus allowing me to keep a little piece of that quilt. But I'd like to hear your opinion.
Also, thanks for your feedback on garment making! Thanks to your really excellent feedback, I now have a project in the works, and I'll be telling you more about it this week.