A while back, some of you may remember that I participated in an open invitation, but private (because it was for a special gift!) quilt collaboration called Project Special Delivery. You may have seen others talk about it and mention who this was for. Faith of Fresh Lemon Quilts had the brilliant idea to make something special for the uber fabulous designer Heather Ross. Why? Well because Heather was expecting her first baby! So many of us have a love affair with Heather’s designs and particularly because of how perfect they are for both adults and children! I have a Munki Munki collection that I am determined to make into the perfect quilt someday! Sooner rather than later. 😉
So I ended up taking part in one of the many wonderful gifts that were sent to Heather, an improv pieced rainbow quilt filled with blocks that include prints that she has designed. I chose the color green and made this block. I was clearly feeling very linear that day.
I used some other favorite designers that I know are friends of Heather, like Denyse Schmidt and Anna Maria Horner because I thought that she would enjoy also seeing the fabrics designed by her friends!
Then, due to the magic and generosity of so many others, ultimately this gorgeous quilt was created!
Yay for generous folks and their long arm quilters! Each block was made by someone different and from their own personal hoarded collection of precious Heather Ross fabrics. I felt quite proud to be just one small part of this creation! Collaboration is a wonderful thing!
You can see part of my block in the bottom right-hand corner of this picture.
And now, in return, I feel that I have received far more than I gave. For you see, Heather sent us all a limited-edition sketch of the quilt we made for her as a thank you. It’s amazing.
Uhm??! Fabulous!! This was completely unexpected and such a lovely way to say thank you. I wish that I had thought to do something like that when I had my baby girl. I certainly can tell that Heather really appreciated this gift from some of her “fans”.
And it just looks perfectly perfect in my little sewing nook. I didn’t even realize that this was what I needed to help decorate, but it just completes the area. LOVE.
So thank you, thank you, thank you to Heather for the oh so lovely card which has a new permanent place in my sewing room. I will treasure it always! (I definitely feel like I should write a thank you note for this thank you note! lol)