Thursday, March 15, 2018

Adopt me, please!!

EDITED 3/20/18: My adoption event is now closed.

I am a starter.  I get ideas, and I can't wait to start playing around with fabric to see where the idea will go.  Unfortunately, rarely do I finish.  I run out of steam, or the idea doesn't pan out the way I had hoped, or my attention is diverted to my next great idea.  My pile of UFOs is embarrassing.  Shameful, even.

Which is where YOU come in.  By adopting my unfinished projects, you can help me alleviate my guilt over my Quilter's ADD.  This time around, I have 5 projects up for grabs.  If you are interested in adopting a project, leave a comment with that project's letter (A, B, C, etc), and if more than one person is interested, I'll throw names in a hat and have my kids pull winners.  If you are interested in more than one, let me know any and all that interest you in your comment.  Be sure to include your email address if you are a no-reply blogger so I can contact you for your mailing address.  I have no restrictions on how you use these - make a quilt for yourself, for a loved one or for charity; as long as it is being used, I am happy.  I am also happy to pay shipping so there is no cost to you.  Truly, I have no space and any little bit that I can move out, the better.  I will select the new "parents" on the morning of Tuesday, March 20, and ship out as soon as I receive mailing addresses.  I am located in Massachusetts, and am happy to ship to the US and Canada (so sorry if you are visiting from elsewhere).  My home is smoke-free, but I do have a dog (although he doesn't quilt).

OK, here we go!

A.  DOTTY
Back in September 2013, I came into possession of a white-on-white fabric with dots and circles on it.  That's all it took to get me to pull any and all 5" squares with dots or circles from my pre-cut scraps bins and start throwing something together.  I love the idea and the fabrics, but I just couldn't get excited about a layout.  Here are some of the things I tried:



I give up.  Here's what you would receive:


  •  Eighteen pieced blocks that measure 5" (unfinished)
  • Twenty-eight 5" squares of assorted dot/circle fabric
  • Thirty-two 2" x 5" WoW background strips
  • Four 2" squares of WoW background squares
  • Fifty-nine 2" squares of assorted dot/circle fabric
  • 24" x 14" piece of WoW background fabric plus a couple smaller scraps of same fabric
  • Plus the random blocks below

Not sure what I was doing here, making kites, maybe?  These block quadrants are 4.5" unfinished.

B. BUGGY
Seeing as my boys are now teenagers, this project is AT LEAST ten years old.  I remember thinking I'd make a "Love Bug" quilt, making heart blocks out of fabrics with bugs on them.  I made one heart and moved on to something else.  Story of my quilting life.  Here's what you would receive:



  • One 6.5" pieced heart block
  • Seven assorted bug fabrics, ranging in size from 6.5" squares to a quarter yard
  • Thirty-seven 4" squares of WoW fabric


C. TRACTORS
Way back when my boys still thought I was smart and pretty and cool, they wanted to quilt with me.  My youngest started a farmer/tractor quilt, and lost interest after just one sewing session. (OMG!  Is Quilter's ADD hereditary???)  Anyway, he was fine with me letting go of the material he had picked out for his quilt.  Some of it has been repurposed, but we are left with three adorable tractor panels and some other random tractor/farm fabric.  Here's what you'd receive:






  • Three tractor panels that measure about 9.5" 
  • Four approx. 11" square tractor/farm squares of fabric


D. FLOWERS
I gravitate towards small panels, thinking that I'll use them for the center of blocks.  Earlier this year, I tried this with some small seed packet panels that I'd been hoarding for years, and it turns out I didn't like the result at all.  Probably just the setting I chose, but now I'm reluctant to use these little panels.  They are lovely, but I just don't know what to do with them.  If you have an idea, throw your hat into the ring for a chance to own them.  Here's what you'll receive:



  • Two WOF pieces of Botanica by Judith Baker Montana for Robert Kaufman; one piece measures 22", the other measures 18".  There are 81 little approx 4" flower blocks total on the two pieces together.

E. HEXIES
I have been working on a scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden hexagon quilt for well over a decade.  My quilter friends back in Virginia were great about giving me their leftovers and cast-offs, and one baggie that I received contained pre-cut hexies.  BONUS!  I've put those hexies to use, but then there were these elongated hexagons as well.  They don't work for my current project (believe me, I tried!), and I am NOT starting another hexagon quilt, so these are just sitting around collecting dust.  Anyone want to make a hexie quilt with these?  They are primarily reproduction fabrics.  Here's what you'd receive:


  • 325 pre-cut elongated hexies that measure approx 2.25" x 3.25".  The one basted hexie in the bunch measures 1.5" x 2.5".

Be sure to check out the other items up for adoption from others at Cynthia's blog.

And if you are new to my blog, I recently sold my yarn and fabric shop and moved to a new state, so I am in a rather constant state of de-stashing as I try to fit into my new home.  My ETSY shop has destash fabric from my personal stash as well as "direct from my recently closed yarn shop" yarn at very reasonable prices.  New items are added nearly every week.

31 comments:

Lisa Marie said...

I have recently signed up to make some charity quilts and I think I could do something fun with your "Dotty" parts and pieces. I just love dots and think your fabrics and blocks are very cute!

Angela said...

I'd be interested in A, B, and C! I'm new to quilting and have a small stash. I'd like to make more quilts but lack the extra funds for more fabric. I would especially like to make more charity quilts.

Lane said...

Hi, Erin. I’d love to try my hand with those hexies in E. Always looking for handwork and even better if I don’t have to cut it out.

Hope you are well and enjoying all new things. Lane

ledamewood said...

I love the dotty quilt parts and pieces. I participate in a quilt ministry, and we make quilts for hospitals, nursing homes, teen shelter, Beds for Kids, etc. These colors would brighten things up for any kids. Of course we are always on the lookout for boy themed projects, so I'd love to take either B or C off your hands too.

Julie Fukuda said...

Well, I could make good use of those bugs ... and those flower panels are very attractive as well.
Of course I have enough fabric that I will have to live to 200 to use it all but ... maybe I could offer up some of my un-used stuff to someone else ....

troy and christina said...

E, please. I have an elongated hexie project going and would love to add your fabrics! Good luck with your destashing of projects! Christina, crheb At Yahoo com

djquilting said...

I make charity quilts for several organizations and would love the dotty project and/or the buggy project. Thanks so much for passing them on.

Joyce Carter said...

Hello. I am really interested in "D"-- the flower panel. A few years ago, I wanted to make a Flower Garden Quilt of my own design. It will have a walkway between each flower section. The problem is I don't have enough flowers and because of health issues, there isn't any money to buy any new fabric. Thank you so much for the chance and for your generosity.

Tired Teacher said...

Thank you for the opportunity to adopt your orphans. I'm interested in giving A and/or D a good home.

Moneik Stephens said...

I would love C. Those tractors are so adorable and I think a farming quilt would be a perfect baby quilt for my family of farmers/ranchers.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

It looks like all of your orphans are going to find a new home. Yay! Thanks for participating in the event. Now you can celebrate by starting something new :)

Tami Von Zalez said...

Please choose me for "D" as my next project is a seed packet quilt. tvonzalez at gmail dot com

Donna said...

I would love the Buggy fabric (B) and the reproduction elongated hexies (E)
captainmumsie@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am interested in B, I make I spy quilts and those would be great to add in to the mix. I would also be interested in E, the hexies. Thank you for the chance! Valerie
valekort at yahoo dot com

Quilting Babcia said...

Our quilt ministry group would love to make use of any of these except for the hexies. We make a lot of baby and children's quilts both to celebrate new arrivals as well as comfort quilts for families who have lost their possessions in a house fire. We also make a few Quilts of Valor and lap quilts for a local nursing home, among other projects. Thank you for offering these projects!

The Joyful Quilter said...

I promise to love Little Orphan A!! That spotty, dotty goodness makes my heart sing.

Marci Roberts said...

I would love the tractor blocks. Project C. I make quilts for Wrap A Smile and they would be perfect in a quilt for a boy. Thanks.

Marci in Idaho

Chantal said...

I appreciate you are willing to ship to Canada. I don't mind paying half of the shipping either. I would love a chance to win Orphan A, D, and E. I love polka dots so this blocks will be joined by many others I have. I would love to practice my free motion quilting around those flowers and make placemats. I always have a hand project at work for break and lunch time and hexies are such an easy portable project. ;^)

Darlene said...

Put me down for A,B , and C. I have 8 grandkids, 5 girls and 3 boys. The bugs and tractors would be great for the boys and the dots are neutral. I try to make them each an I-Spy quilt.
I can pay for shipping, Thanks Darlene dhoctor@sbcglobal.net

swooze said...

I’m in love with A, thanks for your offerings.

GranChris said...

Your hexies #E would be heaven to me. I am a yo-yo, make Angels for Hospice and hexie addict.

Vicki H said...

My sister is an avid gardener, I would like to adopt 'D' to make her a garden apron.

Cory said...

Projects A,B and C would be great for my church's Hugs Ministry. We make quilts paired with stuffies for kids obviously crisis situations. Thank you for putting your orphans up for adoption!

Quilting Nonnie said...

I'd like C & D. Last October our county experienced a firestorm. We lost over 2,000 homes. I've been making charity quilts for people who lost their homes. Panels are so much faster to make into lovely quilts. Thanks!

Jennifer said...

count me it! C looks like it would be great fun to make something for my grandsons! thanks for the chance to adopt a UFO. (what makes other people's UFOs more fun than our own?!)

Anonymous said...

Oh, yes!! I would love to use your A, B or E. Love the bug adoption the best! I have some lady bug fabric that would go well with yours. My grandson loves bugs! I signed up for your e-mails!
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

Anita SS said...

Hi Erin,
I love group A with the Dotty fabrics. I'm currently working on several charity quilt projects. Quilts for Kids with my guild and H2H with Sarah. Both could use some kid quilts. If I win the adoption of Dotty, I will finish it for one of these charities.
Thanks for offering the items up for adoption.

Karen Tu-Na Quilts said...

I would love either A, B, C or D. The bugs would be my first choice as I've had a bug jar quilt on my must make list for awhile now so those fabrics would get me started.
kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

Christina said...

I would love an opportunity to win A, B, and E. B would be perfect for Hands 2 Help, and I love the colors of A. Thank you for putting these items up for adoption!

OhioLori said...

I would Love A & C... Charity quilt, and tractors for Granboy (he is addicted to Poppa's tractors lol). Thank you for the chance :)

Kathryn said...

I recently bought the templates to make elongated hexies for my mum and I to work as a joint project. I'd love to add your fabrics into the mix. Thanks so much for the giveaway.