After seeing Dawn's beautiful Crazy Quilt Block and reading the post that she shared about the Crazy Quilt Journal Project Challenge 2015 I have decided to rise to the challenge and register for 2015.
I have always admired crazy quilts. I love the combination of the piecing with the addition of various beautiful embellishments and I have often thought about trying to make one. I think the CQJP Challenge 2015 may well be the little push that I needed to get started.
Once I had made the decision to go ahead and join the Challenge for 2015, I was keen to get stitching! The rules state that you are allowed to start construction of the blocks from September 2014. As I have never pieced a crazy quilt block, I thought perhaps I should try one. So this weekend I put together my first basic crazy quilt block. I used Tilda fabric scraps and a paper foundation technique. I am very proud of my first crazy quilt block and now I am eager to start embellishing it!!
Registrations for the CQJP Challenge 2015 close on 20th December 2014. If you would like to join in as well, why not pop across to see for yourself what is involved.... it sounds like it is going to be fun!
I am really looking forward to it! Especially, to learning new techniques as the year progresses and to meeting some new stitching friends!