A few of you may remember seeing these blocks in a post back in August of last year. This was the set of blocks I sent out for the 2nd Crazy Quilting International Under the Sea Do Your Block Round Robin (CQI UTS DYB RR) I participated in during 2015.
Well, the embellished blocks made their way home to me in March. However, I waited to share them because one of the seams was entered in the Crazy Quilting International Spring Challenge. (You may see all of the seams entered in the challenge here.)
When piecing the blocks, I decided I wanted to make 2 wall quilts with 3 blocks each. Above is the first set before they were embellished.
And this is how they returned home! The block remaining for me to embellish was in this set. (You may click on any photo for a larger image.) This is going to be such a fun wall quilt!
The second set of blocks is above. This is how they looked when they were mailed out.
And this is how they returned to me. There are so many beautiful embellishments. The ladies all did such fun and lovely work!
Last August, I mailed my blocks to Sandy. She chose to embellish the block with the treasure chest. I absolutely love the lace mermaid with the lace lobster. There are other fun laces, beautiful shells, beads, fish and stitches that bring this block to life.
Sandy mailed my blocks to Mary and she chose this one to embellish. I just love the clusters of shells and the texture of the trims she used for seaweed. The sun is a perfect touch in the sky. Do you see the octopus?!
Annette was the next to receive my blocks. She chose this one and added one of her beautiful mermaids! This is another block full of fun texture and clusters of shells. I love the dolphins and seagulls in the sky. (I am not affiliated, but here is a link to her Etsy shop.)
Kathy received the blocks next. She selected the sunken ship block. I love the green trim along the sandy shore. The starfish are fun. The seam treatment beneath the trio of fun jellies is so pretty, too. Such fun!
Barbara (Nicki Lee) received the blocks next. I love that she beaded the purple seahorse I had added to the block. She added many of her pretty hand-dyed laces to the block, creating more gorgeous texture. (I am not affiliated, but here is a link to her Etsy shop.)
I truly enjoyed participating in a round robin with these lovely ladies. They are fun, encouraging, supportive, flexible and all do such lovely work.
Embellishing the remaining block and sewing the two wall quilts are projects added to my growing "to do" list. I will be sure to share them when they are done.
For those that may be wondering...
Crazy Quilting International (CQI) is a group that meets on Facebook and on Yahoo! You may see some of the work members have done at the CQI blog.
If you are curious about round robins, this post may help.
Thank you so much for stopping by!