So, I am offering an old work-in-not-much-progress of my own for adoption by someone who will finish it and love it. You can have it absolutely FREE, no postage or anything, with one little catch--you agree to give a similarly-sized quilt (any quilt, not necessarily this one) to a charity that will give it a good home. I would prefer that it go to adults as there are tons of charities for baby quilts. Homeless shelters, women's shelters, nursing homes, and Quilts of Valor are all good choices. Give away one quilt and enjoy this one forever without guilt!
So, this quilt is called Wine Country and was an impulse purchase years ago (at least 4, maybe more) at the quilt shop. Here is the pattern:
It comes with this fabric, and includes substitution directions--red is substituted for pink, etc.:
The red piece there is 2 yards. The browns are quarter yards and the greens are probably half-yards, though I didn't measure them. This should be enough for the top, including the pieced border. No backing, sorry. I didn't make the quilt so I didn't get a backing!
The quilt sample made up from this was darling, which is why I bought it to begin with. (You've never done that, right?) Here is all the progress I made on it:
Yep, all I did was cut the 6-1/2 inch squares for the snowballs. Sadness! Don't know why I didn't work on it again--I guess it just didn't hold my attention. It's not really my color, though the fabric is quite nice. I really want this to go to someone who will make it up, so please keep that in mind when you enter. And I'd love a picture when it's finished!
I will send this anywhere in the US or Canada free of charge, but will ask to share the shipping cost to anyone anywhere else in the world. We'll split it in half, with me paying half and you paying half. Overseas postage is horrendous, so I think that's fair.
I'll be away at a conference for much of this week, so I will draw a winner using the magic random number widget thingy when I get back on Sunday, June 14. You have until about 3 pm Sunday to leave a comment.
Congratulations to Rose, who has adopted this orphan project! Thanks everyone for entering!
I feel so much better just knowing this is in the envelope waiting to go to a good home! Whew--all the guilt over not finishing is out of here! If you're interested in more adoption opportunities, jump on over to Cindy's (HERE) and take a look at the other links. And many thanks to Cindy for the fantastic idea!
Not sharing this anywhere but Cindy's linkup, but feel free to tell all your friends!
Happy sewing, everyone!