Orphan Blocks Up For Grabs

I know I'm late to the party but I just found out that Cynthia over at Quilting is More Fun than Housework is hosting an adoption party for people to offer up unfinished projects. When I first started quilting, I didn't have any sort of stash, so a friend of mine who was a quilter gave me some of her scraps to sew. I started sewing up random strip blocks and trimming them up to 5.5" square with the intention of alternating them with some hourglass blocks to make a small quilt.

There are 26 blocks to be given to a new home.

I got the idea from the blog The Little Red Hen. Here is an image of her project:

Photo from The Little Red Hen

I made 26 of the strip blocks but then the project got tossed in a drawer to never see the light of day. If you are interested in having these blocks for your very own, here is what you have to do:

  • Leave a comment letting me know you want them - please include a way to contact you if you think you may be a no-reply blogger
  • I'll pay shipping anywhere in the US.
  • You can use the blocks however you'd like
  • I'll use a Random Number Generator to pick a winner on Tuesday (Sept. 20th)
Be sure to check out some of the other projects that are being offered up on Cynthia's site here.

** This giveaway is now closed. **
Congrats to #12 - Mary Burnette! I'll be contacting you via email so that I can ship the blocks off to you! 


  1. Hello Diana I would love to have these blocks. I have been making some blocks kinda like these with strips left over from my fabrics so these would go nicely with what I have made. Thank you for the chance.

  2. Thanks for participating in the event. I have this same quilt saved to make some day. Looks like you will find them a home!

  3. Strip quilts are a favorite of mine, so I'd love the chance to give these new life! Thanks!

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  5. Hi Diana, I am a red head quilter also! I would love a chance for the adoption, I love the pattern that you were planning!

  6. I'm so glad you got some orphan blocks up for adoption! It's so great to see them going to a new home and get a new life!

  7. 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 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.

  8. I would finish these and donate them to our Women's Shelter. That's our Guild charity of choice. Love the work they do.

  9. I like the quilt you were planning and would like to include my name in the drawing.- thanks

  10. really like this quilt design I am in the UK so will not take part but have made a note of how it is made and will be using some of my scraps to make some like yours

  11. ME! ME! ME! ME!! I love orphan blocks!

  12. I would love to make use of these blocks. I have something similar going with my scraps, but put them away only because of the repetition of fabrics. I needed to add to my scrap pile before I could make more. This would be the perfect way to get that project done.


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