Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Orphan blocks...

Do you have any in your stash you'd like to get rid of?  Do you like to make mini quilts and doll quilts?  Do you like to sew for little girls? Then check out the Get Your Mrs Claus On Project  going on over at Debbie's Stitchin' Therapy.  These are 2 of her doll quilts made to dress up doll cradles and beds given to little girls in need at Christmas.

This is the second year of this project, so if you'd like to participate, contact Debbie and let her know. 

Another thought...if your town has a Christmas gift program for needy children, maybe they could use these little doll quilts to add to their packages.  That way you would be helping local girls but without the postage costs.  I'm sure an organization like The Salvation Army would love a donation of doll quilts for their Christmas baskets.  I know I have a small stash of odd blocks that never made it into quilts--I'll have to go search them out.

If you like vintage redwork patterns, Floresita at Vintage Transfer Finds is sharing with us.  These patterns are in the public domain, so they are ok to share, but you could search forever and not find some of the ones she has in her collection.  Her last post was a collection of 7 DOW (Day of the Week) lambs.  Here is one, isn't it sweet?

Perfect for stitching up a set of towels for a Christmas gift.

On my Scrappy & Happy Yahoo group, we've been making and swapping strippy signature hearts.  It's the first time I've tried this foundation-piecing technique, but after I got the rhythm, I liked it!  It was fun, fast, and I used up a whole lot of scraps.  Here are the hearts I've made so far.  

 Can't wait to do more of this technique.  And I have lots of scraps to play with.

Until next time...
Happy quilting from Sharon, Katie, & Patsy Cline


Debbie said...

Hey, and a big thank you and hug from Mrs. Claus at Stitchin' Therapy. How neat to read about this project on your blog. Love your idea about seeking a place in our local communities about sharing a doll quilt or two. That is exactly what this project wants to promote...find a need and fill it. Thank you for spreading the word. I'm posting today and will link to you on this.

Sharon said...

Wow, Debbie, how did you even know I posted about you? I Think your (and your hubby's group) project is wonderful. Never thought of doing something like that before, although I do make Quilts for Kids.
Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. I hope you get lots of responders for Mrs Claus' Project.

Lynda said...

Always looking for projects to use up the never-ending-scraps!