Saturday, September 17, 2016

Quilty Orphans Up For Grabs!

I've been having a bit of clean-out in my {very small} quilting room lately. Just last week I gave away a box and a half of quilting books! Wowsers! And still, would you believe there are books that won't fit on the shelves? So it was very good timing to happen upon Cynthia's Fall Quilty Orphan Adoption Event! I am all in this time. Anyone out there in the mood to adopt an abandoned project? 'Cuz I am so ready to move these down the road!
Project A
Update! All projects are given away now! I've sent out emails for the last two so if you haven't heard from me then someone beat you to the project. Sorry I don't have enough for everyone!

First come, first serve! Number one on the list is Project A. This is a set of 22 hand pieced, vintage fan blocks. The stitching is good, not excellent, but the blocks seem fairly straight. The fabrics are older so honestly, some are very thin. Love these blocks, but I can see this is never going to jump to the top of my priority list! I can throw in the extra red and black fabric that went along with these blocks too. Just let me know. Btw, I did not personally sew these, but collected them along the way...

Next up is Project B. This is a sweet, summery applique block measuring 7" x 16". Found with some gifted fabrics last fall, it just doesn't 'do it' for me. The applique is glued down and will need stitching, but this could be the start to a great little wall hanging, pillow or table runner.

Project B
Project C is something I thought for sure I'd whip up into a cute pillow for someone, but alas, it's moldering away in the orphan totes. It measures 19 1/2" square and could be the start of something intriguing for someone else. This quilty girl is ditching it....

Project C
Project D--I'm always happy to take other peoples abandoned blocks and many times they are the beginnings of something very fun around here. After 9 yrs. of being passed over, this 12" x 32" foundation pieced project is starting to feel very abject. Anyone interested in rescuing this oldy but goody?

Project D
Project E is a stack of 250+ 3" fall fabric squares. Cut out for use in a very fun 9-patch game, they quickly lost their appeal to me afterwords. Much too matchy-matchy for me, but maybe a great beginning for someone else?

Project E
Okay, now for the slightly silly. Project F is the leftovers from my Broken Dishes quilt from a couple years back. It still seems ridiculous to throw these away! There are 19 pieced setting triangles if someone else wants a chance to re-purpose them. They could be possibly be joined up with other fabrics to make half square triangle sort of blocks, be set into rows with offset triangles or even used as setting triangles as before. My daughter briefly contemplating making them into throw pillows, but alas, no motivation. Anyone game to rescue these from the trash bin?
Project F
And last but not least, but hey? someone might like them!, is Project G. These are the remains of a quilt top that I put together, had massive remorse over and then determinedly ripped apart. There are 18 good sized setting triangles, 90+ 4 1/2" light taupe squares and 4- 12 1/2" squares of the taupe/cream print. Three of the setting triangles have the funky birds appliqued onto the edges {in an overlap area}, but could easily be removed with a seam ripper. No threads were removed from the squares although they are all loose and easily picked off with your fingers. Not enough to make an entire quilt, but perhaps the beginnings of something new?
Project G
So there you go. Out of nine little 'parts and pieces' totes, this is all I can bear to part with {or dare to show you}. Some stuff just went right into the trash bin without any remorse whatsoever. However, most either pulled on my heartstrings or seemed ridiculous to pitch when it could {obviously} be used for one of those quick-start give-away projects.*wink

If you are interested in rescuing any of these projects, please drop a comment and I will mail it free provided you live in the United States and can give a proper mailing address. I don't care what you do with these projects as long as you show it some love! Projects will go to first come, first serve {please check the prior comments before requesting!} and will be available through Tuesday, September 20th. I would suggest that you wait until Tuesday afternoon to request more than one project so as to make things more fair for late readers, but after that, all bets are off! All projects will be mailed out within a week of 9/20/16. Any other questions can be asked via email:  audkateaster at gmail dot com!

Be brave, be adventurous and have fun. Orphan blocks/projects are often a great way to challenge ourselves!

32 comments:

  1. Oh, Project F, please! Pieced setting triangles? What a treasure!!!

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  2. You did do a clean-put. Good for you! Thanks for participating. I am pretty sure all of them will find a good home!

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  3. I would love the Project E 3" squares! Chances are they will go into my scrap stash, but seem pretty useful for things I would make!

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  4. Oh, I will give Project D, the house block, a good home! I'm starting a 'village' quilt and this house will be a wonderful addition. Stacey - VermontPines at aol dot com.

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  5. I would love to finish project A. I would also like the remaining red and black to use in finishing it. It would find a good home once finished.

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    1. Carole, I can't seem to access your email {Google Plus is a bit proprietary} so will have no way to get your mailing address. Please get back to me soon or these will have to be passed along to another quilter.

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  6. Oh Audrey, this is a super giveaway project. I'm in love with C but would happily take any or all off your hands! Some of these would be great starter projects for our quilt ministry group.

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  8. I'm sure they are all taken now. I just want to comment on your generous spirit. How kind of you.
    I love your blog and all your posts. You do beautiful work that really speaks to me.
    Rondi

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  9. I love this idea and should be something I ought to do when I go through my stuff. Question, how are you handling the shipping?

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  10. I'd love project G! I think they'd work great for a project I'm starting this fall!!

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    1. Patti--I'm having trouble finding your email as well. Please get back to me or this project will have to go to someone else!

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  11. love this adoption event! I recently gave tons of quilting fabric to a few local charities...even snuck in a few orphan blocks and thread...hoping all your goodies find the perfect home!

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  12. Lots of goodies up for adoption here! I participated last year, lots of fun, but postage from NZ over-the-top!

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  13. I would love project G if Patti don't answer and I agree to pay the shipping :)

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    1. I'd take A if there's been no response. Otherwise, I'd take B. Thanks, Karen
      kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  14. Not sure why my comment is below the person above but thought I'd try this again. I'd take A if there's been no response. Otherwise, I'd take B. Thanks, Karen
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  15. i would love the 3 inch squares--E and G if others do not take them

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  16. I would love to make up project B for my sister for Christmas if you don't have a taker yet. Thanks! Just in case my email is Chiskag at gmail

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  17. Would live project B to make a pillowcase a a darling girl. Thank you.

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  18. Would live project B to make a pillowcase a a darling girl. Thank you.

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  19. Project E is my cup of tea! Would love to win it!

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  20. E is calling to me. I would spread them out in front of my oldies-but-goodies small quilt group. Together we could design a quilt and add to the collection, working together to create an expression of care for whomever needs one next.
    I see that it has already been requested but may be it could still be available.
    cathyquilt at gmail dot com

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  21. I would LOVE to have the project A blocks, if they're still available. What a great way to pass on some old treasures and make room for new ones! Thank you!!

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  22. These 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.

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  23. I would like project a. Thank you. vickise at gmail dot com

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  24. 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.

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  25. If noone claims the gray toile with the orange bird, I'd love to play with it!
    mbbaker35@yahoo.com

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  26. What a hoot! I think your solution for giving them away is brilliant! I would have far more UFO's if our guild didn't host an auction every October to raise money for the group. Since I am the auctioneer, I donate lots. In fact, I find myself making UFO's just to add to the pile. O.K., that's just weird! Glad all of yours found new homes. I hope they will all show you what became of them after they left home.

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  27. Looks like your rejects have found a new home. It just makes you smile

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  28. Looks like your rejects have found a new home. It just makes you smile

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  29. I like your I idea of giving out for adoption some of your UFO's, they all look great and I'm hapy that all of them found a new home.

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