Friday, September 16, 2016

Quilty Adoption Event - 5 projects up for adoption

Edited 9/21/16 - this event is now closed.

Honestly, getting these projects out of my sewing room isn't going to free up a lot of physical space in my room, but it will free up some mental space - I'll feel better knowing that someone else is will work on these projects rather than just let them linger in a cabinet like I have.

I have no requirements for adoption - make it for yourself, as a gift, for charity, whatever.  I will ask that you send a photo of your finished project if you think of it; it does my heart good to see what has become of my orphans.  In fact, here is a  link for one my orphans from the spring that was beautifully transformed into a charity quilt by Lisa.

For this event, I have 5 projects, A thru E.  Let me know in the comments which orphan you would like to adopt.  If you'd like more than one, that's fine, list all that you'd like.  I'll keep this open until Wednesday, September 21, 6 PM EST.  I'll do a drawing if more than one person is interested in an orphan, and I'll ship them out to the winners at my expense, hopefully no later than September 24.  I am located in the US, and will only ship within the US - so sorry, international friends!

Be sure to check out the other items up for adoption at the link up on Cynthia's blog.  Ready?  OK, here goes:

A. TROPICAL FISH by Cindi Edgerton paper pieced mini
I was visiting my mother-in-law many years ago and didn't have any stitching with me, so I walked over to her local quilt shop and picked up this pattern.  I made those first 4 fish by hand, and decided, not only do I not enjoy paper piecing, I also don't enjoy hand piecing.  Back into the tiny package it went.  Whoever adopts this project will get 4.25 pieced fish, and unused foundations for 25 more tiny fish.



B. SCRAP HAPPY SPOOLS by Cindi Edgerton paper pieced mini
If you read my comments about the fish project, you know I have no patience for this spools project.  I inherited this from somebody, complete with precut batik scraps.  It looks like only 2 of the tiny blocks have been attempted, but I didn't really inventory the whole thing.  I know there are more than enough unused paper foundations to make the pattern and there seems to be enough fabric, too.  Any batik loving paper piecing mini makers out there?


C. SNAILS TRAILS PLACEMATS muslin foundation pieces and pattern
Uh, how did I end up with so many foundation piecing patterns?  Not my cup of tea.  This orphan consists of 24 stamped muslin foundations for Snails Trails blocks that finish at 5.75".  The accompanying pattern tells you how to make 4 placemats with the blocks, but you could just as easily make a small quilt.

D. CHRISTMAS STARS mini quilt
Here's another one for you mini makers out there.  I'm not sure how this made it into my possession, but this was started as a hand pieced mini quilt.  3 stars are already pieced, another one is partially pieced.  The seam allowances are already marked for any of you who do hand piecing, but you could just as easily finish this one on a machine.  There is an accompanying photo, but there is also a note on the photo saying "not exactly like photo."  I'm guessing she was planning on using setting squares between the stars, rather than the sashing in the photo.  Any takers?


E. FLANNEL 9-PATCH
OK, this one was mine, but I'll be honest, I have NO IDEA where I was going with this.  There are four 9.5" double 9-patches, eight 3.5" 4-patches, ten 3.5" colorful squares, seven 3.5" white squares, twelve 3.5" x 9.5" white rectangles and eight 3.5" x 12.5" rectangles.

Please don't let these orphans languish in my cabinet.  Won't you take one home with you?

18 comments:

Tu-Na Quilts said...

I'd be happy to take any of these projects off your hands. I'd use them for the fundraiser for my quilting group to purchase a longarm machine so that all the members can use it. A big project that needs lots of time, money and fabric to make it happen. Thanks.
kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Lisa sure turned your last orphaned blocks into an amazing quilt! Thanks for participating in the event again. There are some great little projects there. I hope they all find a good home!

GranChris said...

I could see A, B or C getting finished and passed on to the Women's Shelter in our community. Not sure I would finish D or E.

Miaismine said...

I've never foundation paper pieced before, but I would love to try it with A, B or C. Thank you for sharing!

ES said...

The quilt Lisa made from your previous adoption in the spring is a stunner!

Andrea York said...

I really like the Snail Trails set. I've never tried this technique and I'd love to give it a go!

Judi Duncan said...

I would be tickled to have your tropical fish....it's the theme in my family room and I try and use bright colors whenever possible!

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

E looks like the beginnings of a fun quilt, I would love to continue on with it! 😊

Carole Williams said...

I would love Project D to complete for a Christmas decoration for a newly married family member. Carole Williams email cswilliams1974@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am interested in project B, love batiks. Thanks for the chance!
valekort at yahoo dot com

Dreambig99 said...

This would be perfect for a charity quilt project that my girlfriend runs called Mito Quilts of Hope mitoquiltsofhope.org It is for giving quilts to children and adults affected by mitochondrial disease, which is a neurodegenerative disease that can be life threatening. Please FB message Lisa Mito if anyone would like to help out or donate a orphaned quilt or use the contact on mitoquiltsofhope.org.

Christina Peer said...

Hi, I would love to finish C, D or E. Thanks for this opportunity!

Christina Peer said...

Hello, I would love to adopt projects B, C, D and E and finish them. B, and C would be great to help me with my paper piecing skills, which are very little at the moment, and D would be a great little project to take with me on my vacation that is upcoming. Thanks for the opportunity!

Shirley Elliott said...

I would love B, scrap happy spools by Cindi Edgerton. I love her patterns but have not tried this one. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

Kristine said...

I would love the scrappy spools or the Christmas mini quilt. I've just started on Christmas projects and realized how little Christmas fabric I have! Things are really tight this year so we are making all our presents. Thanks for passing along your projects!

Kathy E. said...

The Scrap Happy Spools is one project I'd like to take on! It would look very sweet in my sewing room, adding some color (not counting the threads and scraps laying on the floor).

Kelly O. said...

fabric choices are the hardest thing for me. It is the hurdle in the race that I can't get over easily. I love to get blocks from others where their creativity has already made the hard choices. I make quilts to raise money for our school and the community with blocks given to me. I love working with other's works-- it takes the pressure off :) I would happily take your blocks (all or either set) and create something fabulous with them that would support other's fundraising goals. Pick me! :) p.s. thank you for offering them up in the first place.

Jackie said...

I'd love to do something with E. Those bright flannels would work with my flannel scraps and I'm sure i'd be able to come up with something large enough for a cheerful kids quilt.