Thursday, March 21, 2019

Quilty Adoption Offerings

My husband and I will be celebrating 19 years of marriage this May.  One of the triumphs of our marriage is the level of compromise we have reached when it comes to STUFF.  I am a packrat; he is a minimalist.  We've had a couple battles around this difference in approach, but I've gotta say, mostly it has been me drifting over to his way of doing things.  It turns out, letting go of things lightens me somehow.

My sewing room, however, is the place where I feel no guilt about keeping any and everything I want.  But looking at some of my UFOs lingering in limbo, knowing that I'll never get around to finishing them, saddens me a bit.  What makes me HAPPY is participating in Cynthia's Quilty Adoption Event twice a year!  I am able to give away my UFOs to people who actually finish them! (Really, I've seen pictures!)

This time around, I have three projects I am ready to release into the quilt-iverse.  If you are interested in adopting a project (or two or three!), leave a comment, making sure there is an email address so I can contact you if you are a winner.  I will draw winners using a Random Number Generator on Monday, March 25 with hopes of having everything mailed out by Tuesday, March 26.  I am happy to cover postage in the US and Canada (so sorry to all my other international friends).  There are no restrictions on what you do with your winnings - make something for yourself, for a friend/family or for charity.  I'd love to see a photo of the finished project if you think of it (closure, you know).  OK, here goes!  Ready for some scrappiness?

A.  PLUS Blocks

Back in the fall of 2016, I joined in the Charming Plus Quiltalong.  I enjoyed making these scrappy 6.5' blocks as a leader/ender project for a while, but I've lost interest.  There are 27 of them.


B. VIOLETS Blocks

Back in the spring of 2016, I won a bunch of Violets blocks in Block Lotto.  I love participating in Block Lotto, but I'm terrible about putting the blocks together if I win.  I should just participate without throwing my name in the ring to win.  There are 43 of these 6.5" blocks: blue, purple and pink flowers with yellow centers on black/white/gray backgrounds.  Note that they are made by a bunch of different people, so actual size may vary a bit.


C.  FLANNEL BUZZSAW Blocks

I'm not exactly sure when I started this flannel quilt based on Aunt Betty's Attic in the February 2003 issue of McCall's Quilting, but definitely by 2009.  It is now 2019.  Time to "fish or cut bait", don't you think?  Actually, I wanted every block to be a different pattern, but when you make a block, you actually get pieces for two blocks.  I wasn't sure if I wanted to make a quilt that was twice the size, or if I'd have pieces for two quilts.  I've decided I want to keep one set of blocks, and give one away.  If I am making the smaller size, I am more likely to finish.  Please note that only 31 of the 36 six-inch blocks are pieced, but there is material prepped for six more (an extra for some reason). 
 I'll include the magazine article with the instructions.
Please know that 1) this will only include the blocks, not additional fabric for the borders, 2) I just cut up whatever flannel I had at the time so there is no color scheme or theme and 3) this was early on in my quilting career and I think it was my first time using flannel.  The quality of the materials and my piecing are both questionable...

Be sure to visit Cynthia's blog for more items up for grabs!

18 comments:

The Cozy Quilter said...

I would be happy to take any of those projects off your hands to complete for chemo patients at our local hospital. All will make great quilts!

Kathryn said...

Cynthia - I am a fellow Block Lotto participant. I've made quite a few (but not all) of my winnings into quilts. I'd love to take your winnings and make them into a quilt. I think this would be good for a hospice quilt. I know what you mean about the blocks not always the exact size. I'm OK with that.
Thanks for putting them up for adoption.

wildyard said...

I would love to have your Violets blocks and/or the flannel buzz saw blocks. I am making comfort quilts for kids in local cancer units and both of these will make great quilts. Thanks for your offer to share!
wildyard@yahoo.com

Chantal said...

I would love to win the Violets Blocks (as it is on my to-do list) and / or the flannel blocks. I love to work with flannel and I've about a dozen of quilts with flannel so far. I understand about not all blocks being the same size and I don't care about that. I have a good seams ripper, lol. I live in Canada, hope this is not a problem. Thanks for posting these little treasures.
Chantal
scrap (dot) and (dot) quilts via gmail (dot) com.

Joyce Carter said...

I would love to have the Violet blocks. I have started making a scrappy quilt using 6.5 inch blocks and these would fit right in. Thank you for the chance.

Sharon Sauser said...

I love your violets blocks and would love to make them into a quilt for my guild's donation to a half way house for teenagers recovering from drug addiction.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Looks like your orphans are going to find homes. Now you can start something new.

Thanks for participating!

Anita SS said...

I make twin sized bed quilts and donate them to my local shelter. I would love to win either the Violets or the Plus blocks for that purpose. Thanks for offering them up with a chance to win them.

Julie Fukuda said...

I sure do like those plus blocks, but that being said, last week I rescued excess fabric from a friend needing to make room for a family member. I could hardly believe that someone would buy that much fabric without a plan to use it.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Project A and/or B would be PERFECT for my contribution to this year's Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge! I would be thrilled to have blocks ready to fit into quilts. Thanks for offering them for Quilty Adoption!

Cory said...

Hi, I would love to help you take either the plus blocks or the violet blocks to help you lighten your load. 😁 cjcal4now@yahoo.com is the best email address to use.

Anonymous said...

I would like to help finish any of those projects. Thanks for the chance. Darlene dhoctor@sbcglobal.net

Sherry said...

I would love to adopt either the plus or violet blocks.

Our guild just started a partnership with our local Project Linus group and I think they would make great quilts.

Thank you,

Sherry V.

crazyquiltpatcher AT Yahoo DOT com

Rachel C said...

Good luck with the downsizing...
I'd be excited to win any of the fabric you are parting with. Thanks for the chance!
rach62803(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mari said...

I know what you mean! Getting rid of things is awesome. That said, I'd love to have the plus or violet blocks for a Hands to Help quilt. Thanks for offering them up!

Rebecca Smith said...

I have a couple groups I’m involved with that give quilts to new babies or disaster victims. I’d love to win any of these to finish for one of my groups.

GranChris said...

I could finish 1 or 2 and donate to our local Women's Shelter. Such a great need. Makes me so sad every time I walk in the door.

ledamewood said...

If this is still open, I would love to win any of your projects. I participate in a quilt ministry and we make quilts for Beds for Kids, Hospice, Women's shelters, Hospitals and nursing homes. UFO's from others give us a head start on making quilts.