I recently got back all the blocks from the Choose Your Own Theme round robin. We chose a theme fabric, constructed and embellished a sample block, then sent it around to the other players for them to each make a block for us. My theme fabric is a floral print with a black spider-webby looking background, and I asked for spiders or bugs on every block.
This is my sample block.
This is the block Nancy made for me. She added awesome fabrics, a hand dyed butterfly, and a spider.
This is the block Flora made. She not only did a spider, she added bees, a butterfly, a ladybug, and a dragonfly.
This was done by Ann, who made a scene as if the observer is looking out a window. She used some of her mother's vintage hand made lace, as well as the spider and some really glorious stitching.
And here's Lauri's block. Click on the picture to really enjoy the detail. I asked her not to follow my sample block, but to do her block HER way, which is encrusted style. So I've got fairies and bugs galore, lace and stitching, beads and buttons, a fuzzy green inch worm, several frogs, and that big beautiful button and bead spider to watch over it all!
This was a fun round robin. I got to work on blocks representing romance, Japan, palm trees and pineapples, and Elvis! And now I have my buggy garden blocks home to make into a wall hanging....