October 29, 2009

Crazy Quilting Round Robin

My good friends Carolyn, Nicki, Darlene and Ellen were in a round robin with me for the past 5 months and we are all starting to get our finished blocks home. This is the block that these ladies have worked their magic on for me! Isn't it a beauty!

Every Christmas I always chose one unsuspecting person to give a gift to...someone I would never give a gift to otherwise. As I am shopping, I let the gift chose the person actually. While shopping I will finally come upon something that I will know a certain person would just love and that is how they are chosen. It has to be something unique...nothing normal will do. After this person has been chosen, they can never be chosen again. Each year it is always someone new.

While deciding what fabrics, color scheme and theme my CQ RR block would be my eyes fell upon these lucious purple fabrics that I had purchased from Marj on Ebay. I knew right then who my unsuspecting person would be for this year. My friend Sue, who I go to guild with each month loves purple!! ANYTHING she sees that is purple, she thinks she has to have!

So I wrote a note to the ladies and told them who the block would be for and gave them a little note about my friend...She loves cats, flowers, anything to do with nature. I love how these ladies came together and worked their magic to create such a stunning work of art for me to present to my friend!

I am going to take a photo of the presentation because I want my friends to see the reaction on Sue's face when she opens her gift. I will share that with you during the Christmas holidays!


Shogun said...

It's beautiful and will surely be loved by someone who likes purple, nature, cats, etc. These purples are so deep and rich. The cat with the ball of yarn is so cute! A spider web is a must. Can't wait to hear about her reaction.

Merry said...

What a special person you are to do this each year...I love the idea. And these creations are stunning. Can't wait to see her reaction.

Kathy Raker said...

They certainly did a gorgeous job. Sue will be tickledd pink or should I say "purple". :)

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