Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Save the Orphan Blocks!

Quilty Box, that new cool subscription quilt box service is doing a Save the Orphan Blocks campaign. I thought that it was a really good idea and as I will be taking part, I wanted to share it all with you in case you want to take part as well. :)


Here's the information that they have on the campaign:


What is this, you ask? Well, I know sometimes it is hard to make the time for a charity quilt - babies are being born, a holiday is coming, your just redecorated your bedroom, your kids are sick, work is busy. It happens. I KNOW! I live it - Everyday.

But, EVERYONE has Orphan Blocks. Maybe they are the misfit from the last quilt you made (your points don't need to be perfect on a charity quilt - let's be real). Maybe you started that quilt along, and you only had your first block done by the time everyone else was quilted. You started a quilt and realize you hated it. Doesn't matter. What DOES MATTER, is that those orphan blocks have a home waiting for them in a scrappy quilt for a child in need.

SO - dig around your studio and send us your blocks. They can be anything as long as they meet these criteria:
1. Fabric Appropriate for Children (no half-naked firemen - you know what I'm talking about).
2. Machine Pieced.
3. Cotton.
4. Good 1/4" or larger seams.

We are going to gather together these blocks, sort them and make child size quilts with them which will be donated to Quilts for Kids. Block size does not matter - it can be a teensy weensy Baby Jane or a colossal Swoon.

If you are interested in being an Angel (sewing together these orphan blocks or quilting tops) then please let them know by emailing

They are also accepting backing, so if you have a few yards of a fabric you don't see yourself using anytime soon, send it along. Please post the blocks you are sending in on our Flickr Group - Quilty Box, and tag it in social media as #savetheorphanblocks Just send Quilty Box an email and we will let you know where to send them.

Clean up and get ready for the new year by getting rid of all of your old stuff that has been sitting there forever for a good cause!


1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! I do indeed have orphan blocks that I was wondering what to do with. Now I have my answer!



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