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March 25, 2021
Orphan adoption, 2021: make them disappear from With Strings Attached

UPDATE:  The winner of the drawing is Cindy Smith. 
Thank you all who entered!

Woohoo!  It's time for Cynthia's spring orphan adoption link up at Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework.   Here is the link  to the event. 

In 2012 I gave a guild workshop on "disappearing" blocks.  That was before Jenny Doan brought the design concept to YouTube.  I  kept all the class samples I made -- the raw blocks, initial cuts, assembled blocks, and flimsies. I lent them to a friend to use in a class and she returned them. They've been on a shelf for ...

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March 18, 2021
Free to a Good Home! from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I continue to try them out, but Mystery quilts are just not for me!

Late last year, I signed up for a mystery Stitch Along through Annie's.  I really enjoyed the first block.  It was a nice mix of piecing and applique.  But then February's block was released and it was a truck entirely appliqued.  I looked at it and thought I would redesign it so that it was a mix of both techniques.  Before I got around to redesigning it, the third block was released....and you guess it - entirely applique again.

So I will continue to ...

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Spring 2021 Quilty Orphan Adoption Event from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Happy Spring!  

Spring for me always brings a bit of deep cleaning - especially in my sewing room.  I usually find myself looking at my old UFOs and deciding which ones I am ready to abandon.  For years, I hesitated in abandoning my projects - thinking that I should finish them someday.  I no longer think that way.  It is so nice to send them off to someone that will finish them and I no longer have the guilt or burden.

I started the Quilty Orphan Adoption Event years ago to get these projects into the hands of quilters who area ready ...

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September 20, 2020
Help Me Let Them Go from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I have been saving selvages for quite a while.  

I recently got them out and made this quilt using them.  Upon finishing it, I decided making things with selvages really isn't for me.  But do you think I can dump all the ones I have saved to date away?

I still have a fairly large stash of them that I just can't seem to toss in the trash.  So I am hoping someone can use them and save me from myself :)

Some of them are long and some have been trimmed down to about 5-6" long.

These are ...

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September 17, 2020
Fall 2020 Quilty Orphan Adoption Event from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Do you have a long list of UFOs that you feel like you will never get done?  Adopting out an unloved UFO may be a better option than finishing it yourself!

I have been working for years to continue to work down my list.  I think I am under 20 projects now.  But every once in a while, I start something that I know I don't want to finish.  And with a LONG list of quilts I want to make in the future, I find it is nice to pass the unwanted onto someone else.

So a number of ...

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August 30, 2020
Oh Scrap! : Orphan Blocks...Again! from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 As I was straightening up my sewing table, I came across some sewn bits I needed to put in my orphan block storage.  My single suitcase of leftovers has turned into so much more!

On the left is my little suitcase that has always contained my extra blocks.  When that became full, I started throwing them in another box.  Now that one is overflowing!

So I decided to do a quick sort and pull out some bits to play with.  I am sewing on another project so I have been sewing on this at the same time.  I started with ...

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May 14, 2020
odds and ends from Making A Lather

Oh my, I see in the picture, one of my shoofly has a HST turned the wrong way. sigh... I didn't see it before blogging about it.
In an effort to tidy around my sewing machine, I made a few random blocks. I need to attach a binding and if I don't clean everything will end up in a jumbled mess on the floor. haha
These shoofly blocks are made with the gifted hsts from the orphan adoption at Oh scrap.


I am linking to:
Oh scrap

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March 24, 2020
Adoption winner and some humor from With Strings Attached

I thank everyone who commented on my Orphan Adoption post and shared what they are currently reading.  There were nine eligible entries.

The Random Number Generator chose #4 -- that's Cathy in Iowa.  Her blog is Sane, Crazy, Crumby Quilting .  She is the best scrap quilt designer!  I know she'll make the petal blocks in something terrific.

This meme was on FB yesterday.  I hope you, too, are enjoying being an artist-in-residence! 

On the bright side, I am no longer calling this shelter-in-place. I am now an artist-in-residence.

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March 23, 2020
Spring cleaning -- it's adoption time! from With Strings Attached

For several years Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework  has sponsored an orphan block adoption.  I'm delighted that she's doing it again this month.

 In preparation for the event I surveyed the contents of the Parts Department.  (Boy, do I have a LOT of half-square triangles.)  As usual when I look at these units and blocks I think, "But I could do something with this . . . and this . . . and, oh, these will be great for thus-and-such . . ." and back into the box they go.

But these blocks I happily offer to you.  The design is from  Playful Petals ...

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March 19, 2020
Spring 2020 Quilty Orphan Adoption Event from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Have you been spending your isolation time in your sewing room?  If you are like me, you have probably spent some time cleaning and digging out old UFOs.  If you have come across some old projects or orphan blocks that you no longer want, consider adopting them out!

Quilting is more fun than Housework

Does this sound like projects you might have?  Well my friends, it is time to get those projects out of our sewing rooms and into the hands of someone that will finish them!  Over the years, I have adopted out over a dozen projects and I have never given them a second ...

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March 8, 2020
Oh Scrap! : Turquoise and Orphan Adoption Event from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Time to get out the turquoise scraps for March.

The first blocks I decided to tackle were these rail fence pinwheel blocks.  
I had a really nice selection of light and darks scraps in this color - but not many mediums.

But once these blocks get put up with all of the ones done to date, they look great!  I think I am really going to like this quilt.  It is so colorful!

I also want to announce that I will be hosting the Quilty Orphan Adoption Event starting Thursday March 19th.  Last Fall, there were not many projects linked up ...

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