Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, September 16, 2016

Quilty Orphan Adoption

My friend, Cynthia, over at Quilting is More Fun than Housework, has sponsored the Quilty Orphan Adoption Event twice a year for the last couple years.

Quilting is more fun than Housework

While I have followed along each time, I've never participated, until now!  I have a started project that needs a new home.

Earlier this year, I made these 36 blocks out of 10 inch squares from Connecting Threads.  They are a bright and happy combination of solids, tone on tones, and a few fun little prints from their fabric line called Saltwater, with cute mermaids and whales, among other things, on them.  The blocks are about 9 1/2 x 9 1/2, so I think they would finish up somewhere around 50 x 50 without a border.

They are shown here on my design wall. (Not sewn together!)


I have since sewn together two rows - 


but the rest are still in a big pile, waiting for the perfect person to finish them up and find the perfect recipient for the quilt.

Maybe you are the perfect person to finish this bright and happy quilt?!  If you would like to adopt these blocks and make them into a finished quilt, please leave me a comment on this post.  I will ship to US locations only.  I would be sending you the blocks only, as I have not yet purchased backing, batting, or binding. I would love for this quilt to be donated to your favorite charity, but if you know someone personally who would love this quilt, that would be great, too!

I'll randomly choose a recipient next Monday, Sept. 19th.

If you're curious about other projects that are up for adoption, go check out Cynthia's linky, at Quilting is More Fun than Housework today through Sunday!






18 comments:

  1. Bright and cheery definitely calls my name. I would create a child's quilt and donate through my guild. I love to sew!

    frog2quilt@gmail.com

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  2. This would be a great kids quilt. One of my quilt guilds is always looking for more kids quilts. This would be fun to finish, and practice my machine quilting on. Thanks for the chance.

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  3. Oh, please sign me up for these. I'd sew them up for my quilting group's fundraiser. We are raising money to purchase a longarm quilting machine (to quilt our charity quilts as well as personal quilts) so that all members can use it. A big project needing lots of money, time, and fabric. Thanks. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  4. Thanks for participating Diann! Looks like your blocks have a number of takers. Now you can start something new :)

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  5. I have a few of my own so they could all go together in a nice charity quilt.

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  6. I have some of the mermaid fabric myself, it is the cutest! I'd love to finish off this lovely and find it a good home. 😊

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  7. Would Love to Win! It is a Super project to finish & give to our local Women's Shelter! Thank you for the chance! :)

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  8. I would have so much fun putting these blocks together for a Linus quilt. Some child will definitely be cheered up!

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  9. This 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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  10. I would love to have these blocks to make a quilt for Wrap A Smile. Thank you so much for giving. dmiller124 at att dot net. Doris

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  11. I just joined a guild in NH and would love to do this for them as a charity quilt. I already have 10 pillow cases done, and need a new project to do.

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  12. After several years of surgeries, rehabs, and recovery, and adjusting to the loss of my Mother to an assisted living situation, I am finally quilting again with a passion. !00% of my work is for our guild's community donation quilts. I am currently using up my stash because I am living on social security and find purchasing fabrics out of reach right now and I'm quite attactwed to solids and contemporary fabrics, which I have a small amoount of. Two of the quilts I've made this month use half- and quarter-square triangles....wish I could post a photo for you! I would be a good steward of your UFO if you care to choose me, but will continue to quilt on in any case. Best to you! Jan Bennett-Collier

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  13. 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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  14. this is a wow project! thanks for the inspiration, even tho i am NOT looking to adopt, but i might borrow the idea...lol

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  15. I'd be happy to take them off your hands. But why do you want to part with these jewel beauties?
    Hugs,
    Preeti.

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  16. Thank you for the chance to win! I would make a baby quilt to donate to the Prestonwood Crisis Pregnancy Center in Richardson, Texas. These are beautiful and could go for a boy or girl. The Center is trying to give a baby quilt to each newborn.

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  17. WHO WON? How will the winner be notified as we didn't submit an email address? Thanks.
    Jan Bennett-Collier

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