Friday, September 16, 2016

Quilty Orphan Adoption Event!

 Cynthia over at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework is hosting her semi-annual orphan adoption event -- where you have the opportunity to give away something that's been weighing on you because you know you'll never finish/use it for whatever reason.

This time around I'm not giving away a project per se -- rather it's a big pile of 2" strips that you can use to start your own project.


A few years ago I started cutting all my scraps into various sized strips and squares, and I actually do use the squares... but I just haven't gotten into using strips and they just keep piling up and they're beginning to feel like an albatross. So!  I will cram all of these into a priority box and gift them to someone who LIKES using strips.  Some of these are full WOF and some are shorter strips. It's a wide variety of fabric.   

Let me know if you're interested and what you might start using them for, and I'll draw a name.  Sorry -- mailing to U.S. only for this one. I'll draw a name on Monday, Sept 19 in early evening Pacific Time.


26 comments:

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those look like fun! I would use them for a string quilt!

Anonymous said...

I would like to make a Lego type quilt. It would be a donation to the Flying Horse Ranch which runs a camp for handicapped children. Thanks for the chance of winning these strings.
Cindy cke49 at yahoo dot com

Vesuviusmama said...

Oooh, I love working with strings! I'm currently making a piano key border for my Strippy Scrappy Flippy Happy quilt (last seen on this blog post) and I'd love a fresh infusion of strips to encourage me to finish it off!

Aimee said...

Yes, please. I've not yet made a string quilt & have that on my Quilty Bucket List. Thanks for the lovely giveaway

Scrap and quilts said...

I too am interested in your strips. Little Jewel Quilts has a quilt on her blog that I really love and it uses such strips. It will be donated to the Victoria Quilts in Canada where they give quilts to people fighting cancer. Thanks for the chance.
scrap(dot)and (dot) quilts via gmail (dot) com
;^)

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Oh, yes, please sign me up for these. First I'd cut a 1.5" piece from each different fabric to use in my postage stamp quilt and then I'd sew the rest together into a quilt for my quilting group's fundraiser. We are raising money for a longarm quilting machine so that all our members can use it. A big project needing lots of time, money, and fabric! Thanks. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks for participating in the orphan adoption event. I can't imagine anyone not wanting scraps-except those like me who have absolutely no space for them. :) looks like they have found lots of potential homes

Elle said...

I'm a fiddly quilter. i will cut them into triangeles for a fabulous scrappy quilt with fun paint splatter sashing and borders!!!!! I'm on a mission this year to make and donate 52 kiddo quilts. Pick me, pick me!

Anonymous said...

I would also be interested in your scraps. Scrap quilts are my favorite, and it would be nice to have some new variety in scraps to add to mine. Thanks for the chance!
valekort at yahoo dot com

Quilting Tangent said...

I would include them in scrap quilts. 24Tangent@gmail.com

claudia said...

I love strips! I will give them a good home, with lots of fun things to do! Please throw me in for the drawing. Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to give your strips a home. One woman's scraps are another's treasure. dorthac at aol.com. Thank you .

OhioLori said...

How fun!! My daughter & I are learning to quilt, tho long distance..together! (she is in NC & I am in Ohio) She just said we need to do a Jelly roll type scrap quilt next! lol I promise to share with her....giggle...

Thank you for the chance to win! :D

Cathy said...

I'd combine with my own scraps to make a couple of log cabin quilts for Quilts Beyond Borders and/or Wrap-A-Smile.

Joyce Carter said...

Thank you for the chance. I would love to have them to go in my string quilt that I am currently working on.

Lisa Marie said...

The strips look wonderful! Log cabin blocks are my favorite so strips are something I use often. Thanks for sharing!

cathy said...

I have been admiring string quilts in blogs and on Instagram. So adopting these would give me the push to actually make one.
cathyquilt at gmail dot com

Christina Mugg Peer said...

These would be perfect for a string quilt! Please consider me for this adoption! Thanks! christina.mugg at gmail dot com

Shirley Elliott said...

I love scraps and I love scrap quilts. I just get tired of my scraps and need an infusion of new fabrics. This would be wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

Kathy E. said...

One of my favorite fun projects is to make scrappy patchwork bibs and this is perfect for that. Send 'em here!

Havplenty said...

Wow so tempting. I love to make scrap quilts. I recently finished 3 string quilt tops and 3 bar quilt tops. I repurposed a gaggle of rail fence blocks I acquired in an online swap to make the bar quilts. Plus I am working on 2 postage stamp quilts. These scraps would work for all of my projects.

While it is fun to play in others scraps, alas I have a gaggle of scraps myself to set free. Maybe next time I can be in a position to throw my hand up to be counted for such a prize. Do NOT include me in the count.

tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Dody said...

I would love these. I'm starting a string quilt. I have found a string quilt pattern I love. These would be great. Thank you!

Sarah J said...

Oh these look fun! I love playing with scraps and have very few in strip form, I would love to play with some wonky log cabin style blocks! Thank you!

Cory said...

I would use them for string quilts for my church's Hugs Ministry. We make quilts, pair them with stuffies, and give them to the local fire deportment for kids in crisis situations. Thank you for the opportunity to receive your scraps. Take care and God bless, Cory.

Jackie said...

I love scrappy strips, they get used in so many of my quilts. I would use them in whatever project they fit. String quilts, lag cabins, any pattern that calls for pieces 2" x something! I always have a scrappy quilt or two or three in progress. Some are for Hospice house, some go to the quilt guild's community service group, some to the counselor at the elementary school and others are claimed by family members.

mpv61 said...

I love strips! I would pull some out for specific projects (like if any are pink, they'd wait for me to make my breast cancer quilt due in the spring) and with the rest I'd make a modified jelly roll quilt or two to donate somewhere.