Friday, March 18, 2016

Please Adopt Me!

I Spy

UPDATE: Winner has been notified.

Cynthia Brunz over at Quilting is More Fun than Housework is hosting an Orphan Adoption event this weekend. She does this twice a year. Go check it out and then find someone's UFO to adopt!

My "Orphan" is almost 15 years old! I had just started quilting when I learned my third grandchild was on the way. And having seen an episode of Simply Quilts where an "I Spy" quilt was featured, I thought this would be the perfect choice for my first quilt.

I Spy
Never mind that it was made with hexagons and triangles -- lots of 60-degree angles -- I was "all in"! I purchased the book, PS I Love You Two by Nancy Smith and Lynda Milligan (at that time operating as Possibilities and since assumed by C&T publishing).


My stash was non-existent so I enlisted fellow guild members to help me start collecting the 200 (yes, I said 200!) conversation prints for the hexagons.

"B" is for .... Burlington? Blowfish?
GS-3 (a/k/a AA) will be 15 in August and his baby sister (a/k/a CG) will be 12. The quilt remains unfinished.

If you adopt my UFO, you will receive 179+ hexagons, the book PS I Love You Two, and templates for the shapes ...

Templates - hexagon and triangle
There is no charge and I have no preference how you use what you receive. I will pay the shipping. I am located in Tennessee/USA and will only ship within the US.

This adoption is open until midnight CDT on Monday, March 21.

Leave a comment below and tell me what you have in mind. My random number generator (randomly known as my Main Man) will randomly select the winner totally at random. Just be sure that there is a way I can get in touch with you to get your snail mail address (in other words, if you're a "no reply" commenter, include a current email address).

And don't forget to check out the other orphans up for adoption.

And it would be nice if you come back here from time to time to see what I'm up to.

PS: The book includes lots of cute and easy patterns, as well as an option for a pastel solid version of the "I Spy" quilt.


19 comments:

  1. This will be one cute quilt! I hope it finds a good home. It really does need to be finished and loved. Thanks for participating!

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  2. I am getting ready to fly with my two kiddos (3 and 1 1/2) for the first time this summer and I think two I-spy lap blankets would help keep them occupied during the flight!

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  3. I like to make donation quilts and haven't made an I Spy Quilt yet. Would LOVE to give it a whirl. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. I've always wanted to make an I spy quilt. And I love hexes. I really hope I win. My students would be fascinated by this.

    Jessica.breidinger@yahoo.com

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  5. I've made lots of kids quilts and will have no trouble coming up with the remaining hexies. I would finish it and donate to the local pediatric hospital.

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    We, the Hugs Ministry of First Southern Baptist Church of Waterford CA, would love to receive this orphan. We make quilts, pair them with stuffies, and give them to local fire departments to give to kids in crisis situations. Thank you for doing this and considering giving to us. God bless, Cory

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  7. My quilting group is starting a baby quilt project as a fundraiser to buy sewing tables and cupboards for the sewing room. I'd love to adopt your project and make it for them. I live in the U.S. Karen

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  8. =) I never start out with the easy projects either. The more complex the better. I would love to finish this.

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  9. This is a style of quilt I have been wanting to try for some time!! what a great start this would be!! jpdesigns77@gmail.com

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  10. I have made this quilt using the book from the library. It was a lot of fun. I'd make another one for my great niece due in August.

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  11. I haven't worked with hexagons yet, so this would be the perfect intro. I meet weekly with a small group, as well as sewing at home, making quilts for Project Linus.

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  12. I, too, have been adopting novelty prints for some time and still need many more to finish an I-spy. My first grandson is on his way in August.

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  13. Another great offer, Libby! I made one of those way back then - hadn't realized it had been so long ago! Mine had lime green triangles. =) I'd love to make another one. I always meant to. I would make it to donate to a child who has lost a soldier parent. Thanks for the offer! dezertsuz at gmail - desertskyquilting.wordpress.com

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  14. I have the perfect little boy (grandson) for an I-spy quilt. Thank you

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  15. I hand sew with a group and I like hexagon projects. The quilt would be donated to a a sick children's group.

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  16. I have just had my first great grandchild and want to make her an I-Spy quilt. I started collecting for it but it takes so many different items to make that this would be an answer to my problem. My email address in case I get lucky is cswilliams1974@hotmail.com.

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  17. I just had a new grandaughter,Finley Rose. She's a cutie! I love making hexies. My daughter had a c-section Thursday and my other daughter had her second lung surgery in a month on the same day. Now they both came home yesterday. One lives next door the other is staying with me.. I won't be making it to the sewing room for awhile. So a little handwork to relieve stress would be wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  18. Would love to give your orphan a home. the child who receives it a donation from me would have lots of fun looking at the different hexes.rnthorenatncn.net

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  19. My first great grand daughter is due in the next month. This would make a great nap blanket for us to use when she visits me. Drhodes9@cox.net

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