Sunday, July 20, 2014

Upcoming Blog Events

I love a good blog community event and there are two that are coming up that I really want to share with you.  Both events are very near and dear to my heart.

Purge button

The first is the Purge over at Stitched in Color.  Between now and mid September, Rachel is providing lots of ideas to move some of that unloved fabric and those space cluttering orphan blocks into some great projects.  Every few weeks you can share your progress and possibly win some prizes.

Wouldn't it be great to win some new fabric to fill the spaces you just de-cluttered!



Need some ideas on what to sew with those unloved fabrics you are ready to purge?  Check out my Scrap-A-Palooza gallery for inspiration.  Every quilt is quick and easy!



Quilts in the Queue

The second event is 100 Quilts for Kids.  Heather over at Quilts in the Queue has taken the reins on this event and it is due to kick off August 1st. The great thing about this event is you can donate your quilt to a local organization if you have a favorite.

I participated last year and I hope to make a number of quilts for this year's event.




Quilts in the Queue
Don't have any good ideas for a project?  Well, Heather is also hosting a Waves Quilt-Along during the event.  The fabric requirements will be available July 22nd.

I have a whole lot of solid pieces I need to declutter so I will be happily  joining in!



Digging through my sewing room, I came up with some other unloved items that need to be made into something beautiful.  I hope to turn each of these into a fun quilt for a kid.




First are these leftover strip pieced leftovers.  With some creative cutting, I think I can get some fun blocks out of these and creative a very playful quilt.



These orphan blocks came from a wonderful friend.  They are made from the Architextures collection. Lots of random sizes but I think there is a quilt in there someplace!



And I also have these bits.  I love the bright fun colors so I just couldn't toss them.  While they don't look like much, I am hoping to  join them with some string blocks I have hanging around my studio.










And I already shared my plans for getting this big airplane panel out of my stash.  I put this one on my 3rd quarter Finish Along list.








So I hope you take some time to see what you have in your sewing room and consider taking part in these events.  I will be sharing progress on all of my quilts as I finish them.  I hope they inspire you to purge your stash and give a child a big hug through the gift of a quilt!



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Linking up with Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, Stitch by Stitch for Anything Goes Monday,  and Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday. 

6 comments:

Liz said...

Love the Architextures collection! Hope you manage to put together a top from them, if not, feel free to send the orphans my way ;)

Rosemary Dickinson said...

Thanks for listing these blog events. So nice to know what's coming up so I can hopefully participate!

ninawithfreckles said...

Hi Cynthia, I was reading Stitched in Color and saw your comment on giving this year to purge old fabrics. Just wanted to drop a line and cheer you on! It's exciting to see what comes out of people's stashes :)

Jenny Bonynge said...

This week I donated some unused fabrics to "Days for Girls" a really worthy cause. They have a website if anyone is interested... We women need to support young women around the world and I know there are others of you who own a bit TOO much unused fabric...donations are always welcome! ;0)

Gina said...

Love the idea of a Purge. I'm trying to do that this year. Although not on a no fabric buy I'm trying to use what I've got first if I can. I've also delved into my scraps and FQ bins and made a start on clearing them xxx

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

You are the energized rabbit! Lots of great quilting projects coming up. Now to go check out some of these possibilities.

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