In July of 2013, I mailed the six blocks pictured above to Donna A. She chose to embellish my "Joy" block and did such a lovely job!
|Beautiful work by Donna A.|
|Donna's darling reindeer|
|The snowball Donna A. made for me in the CQI snowball swap.|
|Beautiful work by Kathy B.|
|Close up of heart Kathy B. added.|
|Melody's lovely work.|
|Scripture from Luke 2:11|
|Beautiful work by Kathy S.|
|Button Cluster by Kathy S.|
In November, Kathy S. mailed my blocks to Barbara W. and she chose to embellish the "Believe" block. I am simply thrilled that the believe block includes Santa Claus!
|Lovely work by Barbara W.|
|Fun and lovely seams by Barbara W.|
We took December off and mailed the blocks home this January. Now, I get to decide what to do with the remaining "Dream" block.
|For me to embellish.|
My next CQI round robin with be another DYB (do your block), where I make 6 blocks and mail them out. Five will return embellished and I complete the last one. The theme of the next one is "hearts" ~ which is fitting if you know me. Hearts are my favorite shape. We need 3 more people to sign up before we set a beginning date.
Before I complete my "Dream" block, or piece my heart blocks, I need to finish a secret (for now) project and my January CQJP 2014 block! I must admit, I was VERY tempted to sign up for an Under the Sea themed round robin. However, I have so many projects on my to do list, I did not dare add another commitment. I compensated by making my first CQJP 2014 block an Under the Sea theme.
Here are a few sneak peeks!
I wanted to add a mermaid or a seahorse. The idea of a mermaid intimidated me, but I did finally manage to sketch a seahorse! I traced it onto tissue paper and stitched it onto the fabric.
|Outline of seahorse from the sketch I drew.|
|Seahorse filled with short and long stitches.|
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