Saturday, March 19, 2016

Quilty Orphans Up For Adoption!!

Cynthia from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework is hosting a Quilty Orphan Adoption Event, and just in time for me and my spring equinox scrap purge deadline.  I have pulled out 5 sets of blocks that I know I'll never do anything with, hoping that someone out there in the blogosphere will be inspired to give them a new home and pull them together into a completed project.

If you live in the US (so sorry international friends!) and are interested in adopting a project(s) below (A thru E), please leave a comment by 9 AM EST on Tuesday, March 22 letting me know which project(s) interests you and your email address.  If more than one person is interested in adopting a project, I will have my kids pull a name from a hat.  There is no cost to adopt - I will ship the project to you free of charge.  There are no stipulations on how the project is used - make something for charity or for yourself or for someone else. My goal is to mail all projects by the end of the day on Tuesday, March 22 - I'm motivated to move things out of my space.

OK, here goes:

A:  Bountiful Blessings by Laurel Burch HSTs & scraps



These 14 4.5" HSTs along with 22 5" squares and assorted scraps up to fat quarter size were included in some fabric that was gifted to me.  I love the fabric, but I know I'll never use it - it isn't scrappy enough for me.

B: Block Lotto Steps Variation Blocks


I won these 9.5" x 6.5" Steps Variation blocks in Block Lotto in March 2014.  Unfortunately, it was probably my least favorite block that we made that year, so the winnings didn't excite me.  I've struggled to come up with a setting that pleases me.  I made about 9 of these blocks, but the rest were made by others, and you know what that means - there is some variation in size and precision of construction.

C: Neutral Strings Blocks


I don't know what these blocks are called - these, too, were included in a fabric donation.  There are 57 of these 5.5" string blocks, mostly creams/beiges and browns with some greens and reds.  None of the blocks have been trimmed.

D: Orange and Blue Sports Friendship Star Blocks


These 10 blocks and fabrics were donated to me as well - I get A LOT of donations.  I thought I might do something with this since I have two sports loving boys, but it has been YEARS and I haven't touched it, so it has to go.  The squares are 12" and there are scraps of both the orange and the blue, but not the white.

E: Blue and Red Indian Hatchet Blocks


This was one of my earliest quilting projects, thinking I'd make a simple quilt for my son.  Early on I realized I lose interest quickly if there aren't enough different fabrics involved, so this has languished for over a decade, I think.  There are 29 5.5" blocks and a 64" x WOF chunk of that blue basketball fabric.

I'm linking up with Cynthia's post - check it out for other adoption opportunities!

17 comments:

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

You have really cleaned out those projects. All of these blocks will make some great quilts. I especially love the block loo to squares. But I too am purging and not adopting. Thanks for participating!

The Joyful Quilter said...

I would be happy to adopt your Neutral String Blocks! I made some for charity in December and would like to make more. Your blocks would be a nice jump start.

Caroline said...

I'd be interested in giving B, C, or D blocks a new home.

Anita C said...

Thanks for the opportunity. I'm a Quilts for Kids volunteer B would make a great teen quilt. D or E would work for younger ones as well. (Love the colors in those neutral strings, would make a nice pillow for someones couch..)

Jean said...

I'd be interested the the Variation Block Lotto blocks, as I sew for our guilds charity project and we are providing quilts for families going into Habitat Homes. Jean in Ia.

Maartje Quilt said...

I love this projects. What a beautiful colors, fabrics and patterns!!!

Emily C said...

I love A. I have some ideas for Christmas, if i get them.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I love your block lotto blocks (B). Thanks for the chance. They'd make a cute little quilt.

Lisa Marie said...

The blocks and fabrics in group A would be wonderful to use for little zip pouches to donate to the Santa shop at my nephews' school. If that group finds another home, I think I could also do something useful with groups B or C. Thanks for sharing!

Calicojoan said...

OH THEY ARE ALL "SEW" CUTE. I'D BE DELIGHTED TO DO ANY ON THEM. I ESPECIALLY LIKE A, C AND D! WHAT A SWEET THING FOR YOU TO DO!

Edward Fabec said...

I would love letter e to make a boy eye spy quilt thanks for the give a way opportunity. !!

Carole Williams said...

I could use any of these to make charity quilts. I especially like a, b, and e but would be happy to have any of them to finish. My email address is cswilliams1974@hotmail.com. Thanks for this opportunity.

Quilting Tangent said...

Group A and C. I like the Christmas and Neutrals. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Lisa C said...

Blocks D would be fun to work on for a donation quilt for my childhood hospital. Thanks for the chance to win! Lisarcast at Gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would be interested in adopting group A. Thanks for the chance!
valekort at yahoo dot com

Luke & Kelsie Frazier said...

D or E would be amazing! I have two boys and my brother is adopting a little boy from the Ukraine. Keggensperger at gmail dot com. Thanks for your generosity!

Carla said...

That's a neat idea to give away orphan blocks. I need to think about doing this. Hope you got rid of them all.