|My winnings - I have that navy Buggy Barn fabric in the flying geese unit...|
I think (okay, I know) I have too much of my dad in me, because I could not give that kind of workmanship up. Maybe the fabric...I have donated fabric, I have sewn up beautiful fabric into quilts, and given them away to others, and even to charities. Okay, I might be able to work up to something like this, I guess... All right, wait, hold the phone, I DID once already. I gave away fabric to make a complete set of blocks for a Magic Tiles quilt in Cynthia's Orphan Adoption event.
|My daughter, Dayna, has claimed this quilt...so I managed to grab a photo last time I slept over. Look at that gorgeous Sulky Holoshimmer thread! circa 2001 from the faded label|
She's having another! Next month! (which is only a mere 6 days away)
So each member and guest got a string of 10 raffle tickets. Each set of orphan blocks was beautifully packaged up on foam core board, tied with a strip of batik fabric, on which was threaded a spool of Mettler cotton thread. Each set had a numbered paper bag into which you could drop as many of your 10 tickets as you liked. If you wanted, you could buy more tickets, think they were 10 for $1 or something. I just kept my 10; seriously, did I want (yes) or need (no) more orphan blocks? There were some beauties. Well, I won one of the 37 sets! We had about 55 people present. My package is the first photo.
Inside were 3 various sets of orphans. The executive packaged up what they thought kind of went together, related by style or choice of fabric.
Well, the challenge is to have a finished quilt for the September meeting using your orphan blocks. I'm not clear on whether they all have to be in one quilt or not. (I guess I can ask at my first executive meeting this Thursday evening!) A fat quarter stack was dangled in front of us...to be given to someone who finishes a quilt. If there is more than one, then they'll draw.
Fun, right? I immediately thought that those big flying geese would make a great wheelchair quilt. What do you think? Separate them? Put 'em all in one quilt? I can see possibilities for both. I'll admit, I really want to keep that appliquéd square...work it into a table centre or maybe a bag?
Linking up with WIP Wednesday and Let's Bee Social.