Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My fabulous gift

Last year there was a bit of a kerfuffle towards the end of the Cotton Robin, when one quilt took the very long, scenic route from Canada to New Zealand (I think I've got the facts straight... I sort of blocked it all out once it was over!).  Halfway into the 6-week trip, I decided that we should make a new quilt for the person who was missing hers, and Sandra (with no blog) kindly sent me a new center block.  

Before the replacement project got any further, though, the missing quilt arrived (yay!) and some of the robineers decided to take the extra center block and make me a quilt -- I had never had anyone make me a quilt, so I agreed, expecting a "cotton robin" sort of 20-inch quilt.

So, imagine my surprise when I opened the box that was waiting for me when I came home Monday night -- this fabulous quilt is HUGE -- about 70" square!  It was created by 11 lovely women and it is going to hang in my office to make my workdays a lot brighter.

And in other news, I've jumped on the Tula Pink 100-Blocks bandwagon...  I had a small stack of fabrics I'd collected together a couple years ago and added a bunch more random stuff from the shelves and started a set of blocks. These are the first six -- there are four more now. They are truly addictive!

1 comment:

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Yay, I'm so glad that your quilt arrived safe and sound at your home. :-)

I have the Tula Pink 100 block sampler book as well but so far haven't taken the plunge. One day.