Friday, January 8, 2016

CQI UTS RR #2 - Mary's Blocks Arrived

Mary Beard's beautiful blocks for the Crazy Quilting International (CQI) Under the Sea Round Robin arrived in my mailbox on Halloween. 

Annette received these beauties first. This was her first UTS block. As you can see, she added one of her fantastic mermaid silkies.

Next, the blocks went to Kathy. I love the lace she added, the feather stitching with sequins and the fun vine along the right.

Barbara Nicki Lee Seavey received the blocks next and got right to work - finishing before the end of the month. I just love her pretty laces and lovely stitching.

I had three lovely blocks to choose from, and decided to go with this one. Just looking at it, ideas began springing to mind.

I almost chose this one because I love the curves on the green fabric in the lower-right.

This block is lovely, too. 

CQI round robins do not mail out in December, due to the high volumes of mail that month. Our group also decided to take November off. 

Mary also included a goody bag for each of us, so we would have some fun fibers to work with that are perfect for seaweed on UTS blocks!  I was so excited for an opportunity to use some of them.

It is hard to believe there is only one more rotation after this one and then our blocks will journey home.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Christine Barnsley said...

I always love seeing these beautiful RR blocks Renee! You are such talented ladies! Can't wait to see what you do with the base block that you have chosen! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

Katie said...

Wow! Love these so much. What beautiful pieces.

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous work you've shared. I know you will match or surpass the other blocks, because you always do. =)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Beautiful blocks - can't wait to see what you do with the one you've chosen to work on. There are so many amazing little details on each of these blocks.