Friday, September 13, 2019

Quilty Orphan Adoption / Beauties Pageant 48

Cynthia Brunz, over at Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework has many clever ideas. One of my favorites is her annual Quilty Orphan Adoption event, when quilters are encouraged to offer up their abandoned projects or unwanted blocks. I have two sets of blocks that are looking for a good home.

The first, pictured at the top of the post, is a set of seven concentric hexagons, all pieced by hand and still attached to the papers. Each measures 6 inches from point to point. Five of them have the printed centers, and two have the plain gray centers. I also have more of the corresponding fabric line to include in the package (all of those pieces are a fat eighth or smaller).

The second set is pictured below. It contains two sailboat blocks (both 8.5-inch square, unfinished) from this quilt, along with some 2.5 inch strips of the striped fabric used in the sails. It’s worth mentioning that the pattern I followed to make them is a free one from Suzy Quilts, in case you would want to make additional sailboats yourself.

If you’re interested in either of these lots, please comment on the original version of this post. (In other words, if you use a reader like Bloglovin’, you must click through to my actual site and comment directly on the post.) These giveaways are open to U.S. addresses through Monday, September 16, at 8 p.m. Eastern time. I will pay for shipping. If there’s more than one interested party, I’ll use a random number generator to pick the winner.

UPDATE: The sailboat blocks are headed to Sheila, and Dawn is the recipient of the hexagons. I can’t wait to see what they do with these bits from my sewing table!

Thanks in advance for helping me clean up my sewing space!

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  1. Love the blocks but unfortunately I live in Canada. 😥

    1. Enough to go halfsies on the shipping? If you're game, let me know, and I'll put your name in the draw.

  2. Both sets of blocks are lovely but the hexies really attract my eye. Unfortunately I already have too many of my own unfinished projects. I'm sure there is someone out there who will be glad to give them a new home! Happy Stitching!

  3. I would love to win the sailboats. I would make some additional boats and then turn them into a NICU quilt for my hometown hospital. Thanks so much for offering them up for orphan adoption. I live in Texas.

  4. Pretty hexies - can't wait to see how they come together!

  5. Great job moving those unloved projects out of your sewing space. I am sure they will all find a good home. Thanks for participating!

  6. That is a great idea! Your blocks are beautiful and I hope you find a home for them :)

  7. Hi Michelle! This is such a fun idea. I can't believe you want to send those cute boats sailing away to a new home. I am so tempted but no . . . I don't need any more projects. I can't wait to see how they're used though. ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. Our guild is making over 300 potholders to go with the Holiday Baskets for our community. Your sailboat blocks are the perfect size and would look great in the food baskets!

  9. I am really drawn to those beautiful hexies and would love to give them a good home.

  10. I love the cute sailboats! I would love to make a gift for my grandson with them!

  11. I'm interested in the sailboats, if I might be so lucky. Thanks!

  12. I'm happy you found somewhere to give your bits and pieces to. Those sailboats are so pretty.


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