Saturday, March 18, 2017

Adopt Me!

Cruise Blocks

Auction is closed. The 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!

Up for adoption:  Eleven 12" (more or less) challenge blocks with a Fall/Cruise theme.

Package includes 5 additional 14" squares of this challenge fabric.


Participants in a 2007 Quilt Seminar at Sea were challenged to make a 12" block to commemorate our cruise to New England and Canada using the challenge fabric.

Two winners, as judged by the teachers, each took home half of the blocks.  Miracle of Miracles, my block was a winner!

I've used half of my blocks in this quilt:

Since I don't really need two commemorative quilts, I've decided to part with the remainder. Please note each block was made by a different person, not me.  As often happens in swaps, the quality and size varies.  

There are no restrictions on how you use these blocks, but it would be nice to see what you have done with them.  Simply leave a comment below.  Please, include your email in your comment; last time I had so many "no-reply" comments that I had no way to contact.  If you are concerned about security, type "sewandso (your address) at (instead of @) some carrier dot (instead of a period) com."

This auction is open to US participants only until midnight CDT on Saturday, March 25.  Selection will be by random drawing of names in a hat. I will pay postage.

Good luck!!  


  1. VERY cool block layout on your Commemorative Quilt!! I'm surprised that you didn't use the remainder on a pieced backing. The challenge fabric depicts Autumn splendor at it's finest! I would be pleased to win these blocks.

  2. I'd be interested in blocks for charity quilt for Quilts Beyond Borders or Wrap-A-Smile.

  3. I'd love to have your remaining blocks. My church quilting group makes quilts for a homeless shelter which serves families. We have some creative gals in our group who could make a pretty quilt from these blocks. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  4. Thank you for the chance to win these gorgeous blocks. I love the way you arranged them. Shahann at Yahoo dot com.


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