Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A thank you group quilt - a year in the making!

The time is flying this year and I've found little time to post.
I have however taken lots of pictures of what I've been up to and will post them later on.

Today I wanted to post a beautiful quilt that I was lucky enough to be a part of.

Last year I participated in a Cotton Robin.  Julie runs this wonderful online group in which you send in a center block - row one.  A Round is added to your quilt - row two.  Another Round is added - row three.  Lastly the quilt is quilted, binding, label, and sleeve are added then the beautiful FINISHED (Part I like best - no UFO :) is returned to you complete! Well, last year one of the finished quilts got lost in the mail!  We were of course all upset and everyone put their hands up offering to make a replacement for the missing quilt.  Then, once the replacement quilt was started, the missing quilt showed up.  Someone, I can't remember who, suggested we make the new quilt for Julie.  At this point (small - one round, maybe two) Julie knew about the quilt.  Then we all went silent, she knew we were making 'a' quilt but never imagined it would GREW to this!

This quilt now belongs to Julie @ The Cotton Robin.

This fun quilt passed by my way in June 2013.
I received this block:

And after I added my round I sent if off looking like this:
Julie sent out a wonderful thank you to everyone involved:
Jay, Nan, Laurina, Tami, Sophie, Rachel, Marie (me), Liz, Mary Jane, Glen and Sandra. 

It was exciting to follow along and see the pictures as each row/round was added.  This quilt has traveled many miles and is filled with much love for Julie and all she does for us!!

I can't say enough about the people who run these online challenges.  Their time and energy inspires us all.  I will follow up with pictures from the round I did for the 2013 Cotton Robin in future posts.  I also plan to post on the other challenges I've been a part of and will add links so you can go and see these creative people.

I've linked up with - swing by and look at all the creative things going on!!

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