This lovely CQ block was made by my dear friend Diane Matheson of Canada. You may remember that she came to visit me for a few days in September before we drove off to the CQI Retreat in Colorado. While she was here, she finished up this block.
|“Mother” Block made by Diane Matheson|
This block had originally been a challenge for Diane in another online group where someone else had picked out some of the fabrics, and Diane had to Do Her Thing with it. Upon completion, she donated it to the Crazy Quilting International “Making Memories” fundraiser for the Colorado chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. CQI auctioned them off on Ebay, and I bid on this one, and won! I am so thrilled to have this, and I got it arrived last week, which was eerie timing. October 31 was the 5th anniversary of my mother’s passing, and November 4 would have been her 83rd birthday. Naturally, I`ve had it hung up and have been contemplating it, saddened because my mom is gone, but warmed because of the love I know my dear friend Diane put into this.
And while I am on the subject of Things That Dear People Have Made, my friend Jennifer at Wheeler Farm made this lovely bobbin lace rocking horse for me as a going away present. Isn’t it to die for? It is about 8” square. I will put it on my next CQ for sure.
As always with the pictures, you can click on them to “embiggen”.
I will take lots of pictures at the Retreat and give a full “Show and Tell” when I get home.