Cynthia at Quilting is more fun than Housework is hosting an event to help all of us clear out some of those orphans and UFOs. It's time for the Fall 2015 Quilty Orphan Adoption Event. Each participant posts information and photos of the project/pieces they want to give away. Many are asking that the orphan project be finished and donated to charity.
I have two UFOs that I am offering up. Both were projects that were started in classes, and I just never went back to finish them up. I will ship to anywhere in the U.S.
#1 Envelopes: This project was a mystery class that my sister and I took together. We were told how many medium and dark fabrics to bring, and we did most of our cutting in advance. I was going for jewel tones, but ended up with a few blocks that don't fit in with the rest of the group very well (like that grey and red block near the center.) There are 24 blocks made, and they measure 8-1/2" finished.
This photo shows parts that have been cut for 9 more blocks.
Here are the parts for an additional 13 blocks, which are partially constructed.
Altogether you get 24 finished blocks and pieces to make 22 more. I will include the instructions for the pattern too. If you cut two more blocks from your stash, you will have 48 blocks total. That would make a nice size throw quilt measuring 51.5" x 68" without borders. I would love it if the person who get these blocks would donate the quilt to charity.
#2 Simple Symmetry: Another class project that just didn't hold my interest. The class was taught by Paula Nadelstern. She taught us how to use a symmetrical print to make beautiful kaleidoscopic effects. Here is the fabric I used and a photo of Paula's sample.
In the next photo the top row of blocks have been rotated 180 degrees, completely changing the look of the row.
Leave me a comment to let me know which "orphan" you would like to adopt. I will choose a recipient for each one next Wednesday, Sept. 23rd. Be sure to check out the rest of the quilty orphans over at Quilting is more fun than Housework.
Edited 9/23/15--This giveaway is now closed. The winners are Sherry and Kat, who have been emailed to get their mailing addresses. Congratulations on your adoptions!
Julie in GA