Thursday, September 14, 2017

Please Adopt Me!

I have been taking a hard look at all of my UFOs.  Many I have hidden away for years.

It is time I accept there are some I am never going to finish and find someone who will gladly take them on and finish them!




Having just finished a quilt in browns and beiges, I have zero desire to finish up another one.  I could put all of these blocks into my orphan block suitcase but I know someone will be happy to whip these up into a lovely quilt.

There are a total of 24 nine-patch blocks in five different fabrics.  They measure 6.5".  I am also including some 2.5" strips and some other yardage so more blocks can be made.  At one time, I think I planned to use an alternating cream print block but I see there are only 6 of the squares with the project.  (I have a feeling I used the fabric elsewhere.)


While I usually ask that my orphans get finished and donated to a charity, I am open to adopting this project out to anyone that is just willing to finish it. So if you have a need (and not just for your stash please), toss your name in the hat.

I will ship anywhere in the US for free!

********A winner has been selected. The giveaway is closed.*******

If you would like to adopt, please let me know in the comments that you are interested.  (Note, your comment should be made directly on my blog and not through Bloglovin' - it does not allow me your contact information so I have no way of getting ahold of you if you win.)

I will be selecting a winner from those that are interested sometime on Tuesday September 19th so be sure to comment before then.  I will select a winner using a random number generator.  Please make sure I can get ahold of you!  If you are not positive if your email is available, please leave it in your comment.  Thanks!




Quilting is more fun than Housework




I am linking up with others ready to alleviate themselves from older projects.  Maybe you have something to share too!












Linking Up:

My Quilt Infatuation (Needle & Thread)

27 comments:

Unknown said...

My church group could use your blocks.
We are trying to make a quilt for every new Habitat home in our
area.
Sharon M

Sherry VF said...

I would love to have these blocks/remnants. My church group makes quilts for a local Family Emergency Shelter. It is the only shelter that serves families. After a one month stay at the shelter, each family member gets to choose a quilt that has been donated. So, the need for donated quilts is great. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

Susan said...

Your title made me laugh! I, too, should send some things out for adoption - it's a great idea!

Julie said...

I make donation quilts for Project Linus and Hands to Help. I would love to give these orphans a 'temporary' home until they are ready to find a loving home.

Cathy said...

I make donation quilts for local use at various places plus make quilts for Quilts Beyond Border initiatives and for Wrap-a-Smile missions. They will always go to good use here!

This is always a fun event...just to see what everyone has around as orphans!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

I would love to have the blocks to make a quilt. After two hand surgeries (CTS) this summer I am ready for a challenge.

Theresa Taylor said...

I would love to create a quilt out of the blocks. My quilting group has several places to give quilts to.

Betsy said...

I would love to adopt. I'm moving soon so I need some projects to occupy me while I wait plus it would look good in my new home

Sherrilynnss said...

I can "build a quilt" from these pieces either for our local pregnancy resource center or for GAiN as a lap blanket for a wheelchair recipient. Thx!

Pauline said...

I would love these, but you ship only in the US. I'm in Canada. Oh, well, another time. I do love nine patches.

Quilting Babcia said...

I would be happy to take the blocks for our quilt ministry group to complete. Thank you for offering them.

GranChris said...

I'd be happy to finish and donate to our local Women's Shelter. I am dropping off 13 quilts next week. That makes 24 for the year. Keeps me out of trouble.

Cathy44647 said...

These blocks are beautiful! I'd love to adopt them! cakilliany at hotmail dot com

Joyce said...

Making Hospice quilts is one of my passions and these blocks would be such a great help! No doubt my stash could help with whatever would be needed to make it complete. Thanks for this giveaway.

Diane Beavers said...

Cynthia, thank you for facilitating Quilty Orphan Adoption. It is so generous and very much appreciated. These blocks are perfect size to stitch up some 12 X 18 Kennel Quilts, which I will donate to a local pet rescue agency.
Recently mailed kennel kilts to a hurricane shelter too.

schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

Susan L. said...

I would love to make these blocks into something!

quiltingmimi said...

Thanks for doing this. I would use these in a donation quilt for Quilts for Kids.

melody said...

I would love to make these blocks into something sweet. I donate many of my quilts to New Horizons women shelter & they love getting anything.

Christinec said...

Wish I could part with some blocks/projects! I have so many. I need more finish it up fridays! I can see you will not find a shortage quilters willing to take it off your hands! Looks beautiful! I hope who ever finishes it sends a photo back.

Shirley Elliott said...

I really like your blocks and think they would make a wonderful quilt. Please include me in the drawing for the adoption. I have donated quilts to Habitat for Humanity, a domestic violence shelter, the local cancer society and a pregnancy center. I was thinking about what I could make and donate for one of the hurricane relief areas. Thank you for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. (shirparks@gmail.com)

Sandra said...

I have always wanted to make a brown and beige quilt for the full-sized bed in the spare bedroom. Maybe with you starting this quilt for me I will now start and finish this quilt. It is a great beginning and I already appreciate your help knowing I am off to a very great start. It will surely be a great addition to this bedroom and thank you.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Those are going to make a nice quilt - and I would LOVE to volunteer as I have similar colors in my scrap bin to add into it, if necessary! Thank you for the giveaway & the chance to win! Deb E / Oregon mdenders@msn.com

Leah Bright said...

You are so very generous. Our little sewing group have been making lap robes and twin size quilts for the nursing home residents in our area but now we plan to make quilts for the hurricane victims. I have enjoyed reading the messages, learning how quilters share their talent with others.

kupton52 said...

I am an orphan and empty-nester who would LOVE to adopt these orphan blocks. Beiges, browns, and blacks are a favorite combination of mine and I think I have just the perfect neutral to finish these into a nice quilt. Right now I have a broken leg and dislocated foot from a fall in my studio but hope to be able to sit at my sewing machine...and stand at my longarm within another week. (Fingers are crossed!) Blessings...and thank you.

Anonymous said...

I would make a pretty table runner from them if I am lucky enough to have my name drawn.
I have been following your blog since I found it earlier this year. I love your work and the blog title.

Andrea, Minnesota
andreaelizabethjohbson at yahoo dot com

QuilterLaura said...

I have been on a charity quilt marathon lately. My last 5 quilts are for a variety of causes. Two will go to the NICU where my preemie twin granddaughters are, two will go to project Linus, and the last one is a quilt of valor. Love your little 9 patches!

Rosie Westerhold said...

I would love to have your blocks! I donate quilts through one of our larger guild's donation groups. Always looking for something to finish quickly and quilt so it can into the hands of those that need it in our community. Thank you for the offer. I'm sure it will go to a good cause whoever "wins" this gift.

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