Friday, September 16, 2016

Please Adopt Me, Two!

UPDATE:  Auction is closed. 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!

Bright Beginings

My second orphan adoption is a 24" by WOF panel of bright florals.

Bright Beginnings by Quilt Country
Sara Tuttle & Sandy Brawner for Moda
I can't tell you how long I've had this panel, probably at least 6 years.  There are 10 different arrangements of the flowers.

They resemble Jacobean applique in bright colors. They're all different sizes and shapes, too.

So it would be nice to know how to use them, right? I have the answer!!

The included pattern, "Bright Beginnings" by Quilt Country (, is designed to be used with the panel by the same name. How cool is that!  All you have to do is frame the little panels, then add some log cabins and 2-1/2" squares from your own bright stash. The quilt as designed finishes at 74" x 88".

There is no charge for you to adopt my orphan 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 Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

Leave a comment below and tell me what you have in mind. I'll put your name in the hat. The winner will be selected 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.

I would love to see your finished project and it would be nice if you come back here from time to time to see what I'm up to.


  1. I would happily give your panel a new home. I have a granddaughter who will graduate next year & this will be perfect to take to college! She will have to think of me every time she cuddles under it. Thank you!

  2. Thanks for participating again Libby. I am sure it will find a good home and be made into a beautiful quilt!

  3. Oh my goodness! This is right up my alley as I have a gazillion 2.5" squares already precut! I'm not sure who I'd give this to, but I'd love the chance to win!

  4. This is gorgeous, I love panels, but I am often unsure on how to use them, that pattern would be perfect. I would definitely make this for my mom, because bright colors on a black background is her favorite style!
    My email is:
    Thank you!

  5. These bright colors are scrumptious! I would like to follow your blog but my preference is by e-mail. Would you be willing to add that little doodad to your sidebar so I can follow you?

  6. Wow! Those colors are amazing. I'd love to finish this for our local women's shelter.

  7. This would make a great quilt that I could donate to my quilting group's fundraiser for a longarm quilting machine. We are needing to begin fundraising to replace our existing machine which we are outgrowing as we quilt so many quilts for charity and personal use. Thanks, Karen kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

  8. Love those colors. I would gladly take this one.

  9. These would be perfect for a charity quilt project that my girlfriend runs called Mito Quilts of Hope It is for giving quilts to children and adults affected by mitochondrial disease, which is a neurodegenerative disease that can be life threatening. Please FB message "Lisa Mito" if anyone would like to help out or donate a orphaned quilt or use the contact on

  10. With those wonderful colors, this could be a wonderful throw size quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  11. I'm thinking of snowball blocks or stars with a contrasting background. Something in solids or prints.

  12. This would make such a wonderful comfort quilt for someone in need of some quilty love. Thank you for offering it.

  13. I work in the high school and have a homeless girl who just received her own bed for the first time and I would use this to make a quilt for it. I know she would love those colors

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