What better way to party on a Friday night than to clean out drawers stuffed with rejected blocks, quilt parts, and leftovers? I've gathered up some of the pieces I thought might still be useable for something or another and grouped them together in the hopes that if you see something you like in a group, you'd be willing to take on it's uglier cousins too.
If you're interested in giving these poor rejects a home, here's what I need you to do. I'll identify each "giveaway" by letter; for instance, Group A. If you want Group A, leave me a comment telling me you want Group A. If you want Groups A, B, and C, you have to leave me three comments, telling me you want only one group in each comment. That way, I can move the comments into the corresponding giveaways, and when it comes time to draw winners, you'll already be sorted. Right? Okay, let's start.
Group A consists of several blocks made from Thimbleberries fabric. Most of these blocks are fairly large--around 12" or larger except for a couple smaller ones.
Group B also consists of Thimbleberries blocks. Most of these are smaller, except for the large blue, white, and green piece on the left--that would make a decent pillow cover top or the center of a tabletopper. After I took this photo, I came across more smallish blocks and added them to this grouping, so you'll be surprised. In fact, I might have added a couple to Group A too, but I'm not as sure about that one.
Yeah, Group C is an odd one and there are two photos of the pieces that make up the group. Again, Thimbleberries fabric. The first photo is of a few random blocks. The second photo is of borders--attached together in a square with no middle. (What you see there that might look like the rest of the quilt top is my chair cover.) This one started as a quilt top, but I didn't like it that well, so I took part of it out and used it in another project.
Are you a gadget person? I'm not. Over the years I've collected several quilters' gadgets I thought I really needed and found I really didn't. And I've been given a few that have languished in a drawer. If "Gadget" is your middle name, maybe Group D may be just the thing you've been waiting for.
I have no words for this one, except to remind you that Cinco de Mayo will be coming up in a couple months.
A tisket, a tasket, six red and aqua baskets.
Don't they just make you want to salute? If you're part of a Quilts of Valor group or are just plain patriotic, maybe Group G is for you.
This group of giveaways is open to anyone in the US and Canada. I'll leave this up for the weekend and pick "winners" on Sunday night, to be announced in Monday's blog post. Thanks!
COMMENTS CLOSED--WATCH FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS!