Friday, September 18, 2015

Fall 2015 Quilty Orphan Adoption


In 2010 when I started quilting, my daughter and I made a trek to Hobby Lobby where she chose fabrics for a quilt. She gave me free reign with a pattern, but I couldn't find one that looked simple enough for me, and I was clueless as to how to design one. When I finally made some blocks and arranged them on a design board, I was not satisfied with what I had done and could not find a good block arrangement. The blocks are not square, and I don't remember how or why I cut them that way (what was I thinking?) In the meantime my daughter's life changed and along with it her color choices, so I finally tucked it away for a future project. A chance at resurrection came in the form of Cynthia Brunz's Fall 2015 Quilty Orphan Adoption Event Link Up - yay! I think this is such a great idea and am very happy to adopt out some of my neglected fabrics in the hopes they will find their forever homes.

I realize that Hobby Lobby doesn't sell the finest quilting fabric, but perhaps someone has a use for my fledgling-quilter odd-sized blocks. If you can't use the blocks perhaps you have a charity group that could use them. I also have some Moda fat quarters to add to my giveaway. Leave me a comment letting me know how you might use the fabrics/blocks, and I will pick a "parent" (winner) next week. I would prefer to ship only to the US but will consider an international home.

Here is what I am listing in my adoption (giveaway) - all are 100% quilting cotton. Click on the photo for a larger image:

65 four-patch blocks ranging from 7-1/4 to 7-5/8, and not all are square


15 fussy cut blocks approximately 7-3/8 x 7-1/2


78 - rectangle pieced blocks about 3-5/8" x 7-3/8" - sew end to end and use for a border?


42 inches striped eggplant, cream, mauve, blue, green (has been laundered)


1 yard plus 6 inches olive green with 1/2 inch brown dots (has been laundered)


1 fat quarter in rainbow stripes, pattern unknown - came as a gift with a fabric order


6 fat quarters - Contempo by Moda


2 fat quarters, pattern unknown


1/2 yard Simply Color eggplant and white


* * * GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED * * *


Be sure and check out the beautiful projects and fabrics offered by other "adoption agencies" on Cynthia's linky party!

Quilting is more fun than Housework


13 comments:

  1. Hello Linda! What a great idea this is and I hope you find a good home for your 'orphan' fabrics and blocks! Don't count me in as I am in the UK (as you know!) but I think it is a wonderful idea! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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    1. I hope they find a new home too Christine. :)

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  2. Someone (but not me!) will adopt these and make a beautiful quilt! Thanks for offering them for adoption!

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  3. Hi Linda, your blocks would make a great charity quilt for a girl. I'd be happy to make them into a quilt and pass it on to a group collecting quilts for the victims of the wildfires on the west side of the USA. I am in NJ so making quilts is the best way for me to get involved.

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  4. Hi Linda! I would love to have these. They just need to be trimmed up and they'll be a great quilt! I quilt for Covered in love, a charity that gives quilts to the families of patients who pass away in the hospital. Kat @ katandcatquilts.blogspot.com

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  5. Linda, Wow! You have a lot of nice things in your giveaway and someone is sure to use them and love them. Don't add my name - I'm just stopping by from the Quilty Orphan Adoption link up to cheer you on.

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  6. I see lots of potential in these blocks! I make quilts to donate to a crisis pregnancy center and these blocks could become a couple baby quilts.

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  7. Love your color choice. The eggplant with the green. I think I even have a piece of that same stripe. Would love to finish that up for Quilts for Kids. There is a year end party that is for just teens. Thanks for considering

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  8. I could see this as more than one quilt and donate to the local neonatal unit. I would be glad to take them off your hands :-) and eventually wrap a few babies up nice and warm with quilty hugs.

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  9. Really love your fussy cut blocks, I am sure someone will make a beautiful quilt from your kind donation. Maybe ask them for a picture so you can see how all your colours came together with their design.

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  10. I have no problem with sewing with blocks that aren't square. I'll figure it out since most of my beginning ones weren't square either. This should sew up nicely into a quilt and the extra scraps can go into my 1.5 inch postage stamp quilt. I've been looking for a quilt for a silent auction item for a friend's son who is having a fundraiser as he just got his second liver transplant and this one would be perfect as it is started and I need to get it done by the end of Oct. Karen kthurn@bektel.com

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