Wednesday, October 19, 2011

21 quilt blocks *give away*

I've shown you some of these blocks in the past.  These are swap blocks that I received during the 1990's, while swapping with others through classified ads in "Quilt" magazine.  I've held on to these blocks for all these years, thinking that 'one day' I would make them into a quilt.  I don't think that 'one day' will ever come, so if you are interested in becoming the new owner of these blocks, to do with them whatever your little heart desires, leave a comment and I will pick a winner on Wednesday, Oct. 26.   (note: most of these blocks have the maker's signature on them)

28 comments:

sunny said...

I would love to have those! I think I'd probably make a charity quilt or two with them. How fun.

Laurrie said...

I would likely do the same, as our Guild's charity this year is Terra Association, a school for unwed teen parents. They are looking for both baby and twin size quilts. And, to top it off, Oct 26 is my birthday, and that would make an awesome birthday present.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I wouldn't have a clue what to do with them but they are pretty. I do not want them.

The Mayo Family said...

Oh...I feel so badly that you never got the time to put them together! Awe...
I do know time comes at times to move along as I have told my girls.
I do not want to give all my stuffwhen I am gone, I want to see others enjoy things! :)
So, I know of a sweet family that could use a quilt, out of "love" & I would use the other ones to keep as a sweet memory of the
"give-away"!
Enjoyed my visit & came on as a follower!
Blessings to you~
Lori

ancient one said...

Not entering... just to let you know that I posted about your give away so some of my friends might come over...

Kimberly said...

Penny these are gorgeous! You should make them into runners and pillows and maybe outfit a comfy room for your church!

Thanks so much for your faithful visits and sweet comments! I appreciate your kind words!

Hugs, Kimberly

Meggie said...

Just visiting from your Mother's.
Love those blocks, but could not use them. Hope they go to a good home.XX

imac said...

Hi, came from your Moms, Thought I would enter my DW - as she is a quilter too.

http://mixedmedia-jem.blogspot.com/

Thanks.

Patty C. said...

Oh my gosh -That is such an awesome giveaway!!!
Please include me :)

gill said...

I would also make these up into a charity quilt - project linus
Thanks!

Caroline said...

Oh, enter me please! I see a couple smaller quilts made out of the blocks. Thanks for the giveaway!

Deb said...

I hope the random number guy likes me on this giveaway! I'd love to make a quilt with those blocks!

Needled Mom said...

I would love to make quilted covers for my sewing machines. The blocks would be perfect for that.

Kathy said...

What a great giveaway! I make a couple of charity quilts each year and these would be great to add to my block collection. Thanks so much for thinking of us.

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Heck yes - I'd love to win these blocks. I can't wait to see who wins!

Janet said...

How lovely! Thanks for entering my name.

Rebecca said...

When I win, I'll let you know what I'm going to do with them! Thanks for the possibility :)

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the opportunity - I see charity quilts in those blocks - with the names of the maker for recipients to read.

Libbie said...

Oh man look at all that talent! I don't need to win Penny...there beuty would never reach it's full potential with me but I can't wait to see who wins!!! Take Care Penny!

Jennifer Gail said...

I would love to give them a new home:)

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I would love to play with your swap blocks. It would be fun to see everyone's signatures even though I wouldn't know who they are lol.

possum said...

What a nice thing to do...
If they were mine, I think I would make a couple little kid's quilts for the children at the Center for Domestic Violence. Often little kids come there with nothing to call their own. One year I found some tiny kid size quilts - lap robes, actually, and took them to the center with a load of Teddy Bears. The kids took the quilts with them when they were settled into new quarters. One little guy took his with him thru a whole series of foster homes, and kept it with him when he was adopted.
Funny what takes special meaning for a child.

Hope your squares bring happiness to someone.

Mhairi said...

I would love to have these blocks to make into children's quilts for the local children's hospital and NICU wards.
Thanks for giving us the chance to use your blocks for something different.

Peggy said...

I've never made a quilt but would be willing to try my hand. Thanks for considering me.
Thanks.
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net
http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com

Sister's said...

Hello-
What a nice give-away!
My sister told me about it & I wanted to enter it as well.
My sis is the "quilter" & I know
how special all these blocks are
so....I thought if I could win them for her she could make a lovely quilt or two! I help do lil-things with her:)
I know it would be a blessing to her! :) She as well has many girls that are all learning to quilt! :)
They all could work on this as a project.
Oh...how nice it would be & how very nice of you to do this give-away.
Thank you~ Meme (Lisa)
My sis is Lori from Mayo's blog :)

Val said...

oh how fun. What a neat time for me to find your blog! These are gorgeous. And thank u for visiting me. You made my day!

GardenofDaisies said...

When you know you can't use blocks, it is good to send them to someone who can. I am glad to see so many people waiting to be picked. They will make a very pretty sampler quilt and keep someone warm this winter.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

What a generous thing to do! They all are wonderful and to have the signatures of the artists..wowzer!