Monday, 15 December 2014

Crazy Quilt Journal Project Challenge 2015

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! 

14 comments:

  1. So great that you join tha Gail Pan SAL again! Yay! And I did join this challenge too. Hope it works out,lol! Just love your first background.
    Hugs, Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! I am looking forward to the new Gail Pan SAL.... I think this CQJP also looks like fun.... I am interested to learn more about crazy quilting. Hope you have a lovely Christmas.... any snow in Switzerland? :) xx

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  2. Christine your first block is pretty! Love those Tilda pieces. I've been interested in crazy quilts with embellishment since I first saw one at the Houston quilt festival in 2012. Looking forward to seeing your embellishment and monthly progress. :)

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    1. Thank you Linda! I am really looking forward to the challenge. I think it is good to try something new! :) x

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  3. I love that you have used tilda fabrics, its going to look beautiful with all that crazy quilting. Have fun.

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    1. Hello Leanne! Thank you! I am hoping that the embellishment is going to work with the Tilda fabrics... we shall see!! :) xx

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  4. Liebe Christine,
    dein erster Crazy Block sieht schon traumhaft schön aus! Ich wünsche dir viel Freude beim verzieren, ich glaube das liebst du mindestens genauso wie das Nähen!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Hell Steffi and thank you! I know I will have fun embellishing the block and I am just hoping that the fabrics aren't too busy to add the embroidery stitches to. :) xx

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    2. Sorru Steffi... that should read 'Hello!' :) x

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    3. And that should read 'Sorry!' .... I think I need a cup of coffee!! xx

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  5. Good for you Christine, I just love the block and can't wait to see your embellishments. I know that you will love this challenge

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    1. Hello Dawn! Thank you!! I was truly inspired by your beautiful block, so I am really interested to try out this new technique! :) xx

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  6. What an exciting project to work on and to look forward to! Your crazy block in Tilda fabrics looks lovely and will be such fun to embellish!
    Helen xox

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    1. Hello Helen and thank you! I am really looking forward to the challenge! It is always nice to learn new techniques! :) xx

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