Orphan Adoption Event - Patterns


Cynthia over at Quilting is More Fun than Housework is hosting an orphan adoption event to rehome those quilt WIPs and projects we've lost interest in or drive to finish. I hope this becomes a regular event!

I only started quilting a few months ago and don't have abandoned WIPs (yet), but I was very kindly gifted the above quilt patterns along with a fabric order. My taste runs more modern, so I'd love to see these patterns go to a quilter who can properly appreciate them!

1. Bayside Cottage (68 x 86in)
includes patterns for both solid and scrappy versions

2. Civil War Moments (57 x 71in)

3. Vintage Memories (56 x 68in)
Please note that the Vintage Memories pattern requires templates for the feathered star in the center that are not included in the pattern! They are available for sale through the Painted Pony 'n Quilts store, but there is also a diagram of the star in the pattern. I think it would be possible to blow up the diagram on a photocopier and then narrow or widen the yellow border in case of any inaccuracies, or to replace the center star with any other type of star sized to fit the rest of the quilt.

Just leave a comment letting me know which of the pattern(s) you're interested in and the charity or person you'd like to make it for. Please leave your email as well if you are a no reply blogger.  I will choose winner(s) on Saturday June 13 and will draw names if there is more than one person interested in a particular pattern. I'll also ship anywhere in the world for free.


  1. Someone will be happy to have those patterns Eileen. Thanks for putting them up for adoption. There are a number of guilds that do charity work that love to have patterns like this in their library. Thanks for you support in the Orphan Adoption Event. I really do appreciate it!

  2. I'd love to have the Civil War Moments Pattern. My husband is a huge civil war history buff and I'd like to make it for him. Thanks so much!

  3. Hi Eileen! I'm not in the running for your patterns (have too many of those myself) Just wanted to cheer you on and say "Great giveaway!"

  4. I would love to adopt the Bayside Cottage quilt pattern. It appears simple enough for new quilters and I teach at a Christian based camp each autumn for a quilters retreat. We have done several donation quilts over the past couple of years (each camper contributing one or more blocks) and this seems to be perfect for that.

    Thank you for having such a wonderful adoption event.

    Sherry crazyquiltpatcher AT yahoo DOT com

  5. I'd make Vintage Memories for my best friend that I can't mention her name. She'd love it.

  6. I would make Vintage Memories for my MIL, her birthday is coming up. She loves those kinds of quilts, but doesn't have one, yet.

  7. I'd make the Bayside Cottage pattern. It looks doable with the stash I have.