Sunday, January 12, 2020

RESCUE THE PERISHING: A Quilt Block Giveaway

 Friday I received a package in the mail from my friend, J., who lives in Waco, Texas.
J. is my sister's best friend and has been for practically my sister's whole life.  And, since my sister is so nice...she lets me in on the friendship also.  I suppose you could call it a win-win for the three of us! 
Well, J. is always doing the nicest things....for instance, the package she sent was full of embroidered quilt blocks.  Twenty-five to be exact.
Yes, 25!
And, here is what she said:  
"I rescued these from a trash heap.  Use them, gift them or sell them - just please don't send them back!!!"
She knows I have this 'rescue thing' going on....and really...someone THREW these away!
Having many rescue projects here already, and magic not one of my talents, it occurred to me that maybe I could enlist one of you to rescue them.
So, how about it, might you be in?

I will be giving these blocks away on Sunday, January 19, 2020.
All you have to do is make a comment on this blog post sometime between now and noon next Sunday, at which time the winner will be chosen.
I will announce the winner on my Sunday night post.

So, here they all are.  An assortment of bears, cats, dogs, monkeys, ducks, elephants,
rabbits, lambs, a mouse, a deer and a hippo.  Plus the clowns.







 A nice way to start the year on my blog....a Rescue, for sure, and a good way to share something with you.

 Just make a comment and let's see where this goes!!!
And, THANK YOU, J.,  for stepping right up and removing these blocks from the trash heap!!! 
The right thing to do!!!

 See you next Sunday!

until next time
Bird Nest Cottage


Roz said...

These are so sweet! I know exactly how I would use them. I make journals and always give one, to a special to me, new mother and father. They are also called junk journals, and are full of fun pages. These would be perfect. Hope I win, as my best friend's daughter is about to deliver and I would love to include one of these blocks.

Brenda Jones said...

Oh, they are so beautiful. Thank goodness they were rescued from the trash. I cannot believe that anyone would throw them away. They speak of such love in each stitch! <3

Jackie C said...

So glad they were rescued!! I’ve committed to making “lovies” for my quilt guild. They are small quilts that are donated to the sheriff’s department for officers to give to children who are in crisis situations. I think a “lovie” made with one of these adorable blocks would put a smile on any child’s face.

Susan Zarzycki said...

Thank you so much Pat for giving us the opportunity to become the owners of such a wonderful gift. I can envision how I would design the layout for the quilt top and the colors I would use for sashings and borders, lol. Whoever the winner is I'm sure they will be loved! Hope all is well with you! 😊

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

These are so darling. PLEASE don't enter me to win though.. I just rescued about 14 quilt blocks that are similar! And knowing me.. I probably will never get a quilt done.. but I couldn't bear to let them be tossed. So please let someone else win who really can use them! Your sister's friend is such a good person to give them to you! The idea of the quilt for children is great... hope that gal wins! Marilyn

Pat S. in Lebanon said...

My first thought was that the koala bear squares should be put together as a quilt and
used as a fund raiser to be used for rescuing and treating the animals affected by the
terrible wild fires in Australia. The remaining squares could be assembled and quilted
for patients at one of the Ronald McDonald houses, such as the one in Hershey, PA that
serves the Hershey Medical Center.

LouAnne said...

Oh my! These would be so great to make for a baby quilt for my first grandchild! All the above ideas are great and generous leaning. I cannot image someone would throw all these in the trash. I hope it wasn't anyone I know. I wouldn't think so as anyone who knows my love of stitching better than that. So cute & ample enough for a lovely baby quilt!

Carlie said...

These are so adorable, I can't believe someone threw them away! I would love to win them, thanks for the chance! They would be son nice to assemble into a quilt to remember the awful fires in Australia.

Mandy Currie said...

Hello Pat, thank you for the opportunity to win these beautiful blocks, what a great save from the rubbish. I can't believe what some people throw away, it positively shakes me. I would use these to fund raise for Australia for the fires and animal rescue, they are so lovely and would be treasured by someone. Regards Mandy xx

Pat Crawford said...

Hi Pat, I'm so happy that "J" rescued the delightful embroidered blocks and sent them to you. So many loving stitches were made on each block, sad to think they were sent to the trash. The blocks will make lovely quilts.

PWhite said...

Be still my heart! Those blocks are my favorite kind...vintage, done by hand and a juvenile theme! Love them and your blog. Glad you’re posting again!

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