Thursday, March 18, 2021

Orphan Adoption--Blooming Onion

Update Wed. 3/24/21--This giveaway is closed. The winner is Nann and she has been contacted by email. Watch for new orphan giveaways in September.

This is my second offering for the Spring 2020 Quilty Orphan Adoption Event  hosted by Cynthia at Quilting is more fun than Housework. You can see my other orphan that is available, my extra Grassy Creek blocks, HERE.

The Orphan Adoption event is held twice a year to help quilters clear out some of the old projects that we will never finish. It's the perfect opportunity to pass along your orphan blocks/projects to someone else who will love and finish them! It's also a great time to acquire a new project or two for yourself.

Blooming Onion quilt top, 60.5" x 80.5"

The orphan that is available for adoption comes in two parts. The first part is the extra pieces that were leftover when I made my Blooming Onion quilt, shown above. I had cut more pieces than needed in order to give myself more variety to choose from when making the blocks. Each block is made from five different segments, and you will receive between nine and twelve of each segment. That means you can make nine complete blocks with these pieces, and up to twelve if you add some of your own fabrics.

Extra pieces

The pattern that I used to make these blocks is actually called Blue Onion by Karla Alexander of Saginaw Street Quilts. The pattern will not be included with the block pieces, but you can buy it at Karla's website HERE.

The second part of the "orphan" is a set of six Blooming Onion blocks made in shades of yellow and gold. These were my sample blocks before I made the batik quilt top. The blocks have been trimmed to 10.75". Having these blocks will let you see how the blocks are to be constructed from the batik pieces.

Leave a comment to let me know if you would like to adopt this orphan project. Shipping in the U.S. only. Please be sure to include your email address so I can contact the winner. I will choose a random winner next Tuesday, March 23Get your comment in by noon that day. Be sure to check out the rest of the quilty orphans over at Quilting is more fun than Housework. 

Julie in GA


  1. These are so tempting Julie but I have enough partial projects. I am sure this will find a happy home quickly! Thanks for participating!

  2. I'll throw my name in the hat, this looks like a real challenge since I've very little experience with curved seams, but challenges are good brain exercise at this age!

  3. I like both of these, great fabric. Would love to win both so I can combine into one big quilt. Great design.

  4. I would love to make your "orphans" into a quilt for the local women's shelter.

  5. Yes, yes, YES!!! I would LOVE to give your orphaned Onions a home, Julie!!!

  6. I would be interested. Love the colors.

  7. looks fascinating... willing to make something "blooming" from it

  8. Oooh! I love it! Please enter me in your drawing.

  9. Looks like a challenge. I’m up to learn curved piecing. Thanks for sharing

  10. The colors are wow as is the blooming onion. I'll pass on adoption... I need to finish my UFOs not add to them. But your Blooming Onion is a wonderful quilt.


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