Friday, 27 February 2015

CQJP Challenge: Finished February Block

Hello! Today I would like to share with you my finished block for the CQJP Challenge 2015. The challenge is run by the wonderful Kathy Shaw and I am having a great deal of fun designing, piecing and then embellishing the blocks.  


My base block for February was a dresden plate design which I made using scraps from the same Tilda fabrics as I used for January's block. The above photograph shows you how it looked the last time I posted about it.


Since that post, I have finished the embellishment of the block.  I have also completed an online Basic Crazy Quilt Class, which is also run by Kathy Shaw.  It is a fabulous class and I learned so much. You can read my post about the block I finished for that class here.  It has meant that I have approached the embellishment of my February CQJP Challenge block differently from the first block I made in January.


This time I have included some silk ribbon embroidery and a lot more beading than for the last block.



I have really enjoyed making it and I am looking forward to getting started on March's block. I am also looking forward to a new online course with Kathy, as registration for the Intermediate Crazy Quilt Class has just started over on Kathy's blog.

22 comments:

  1. Ahh...your block is simply, completely, wonderful...

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    1. Hello Nancie Anne! Thank you very much! I really enjoyed all the embellishing! Have a lovely weekend! :) xx

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  2. What a lovely block! Your SRE and seam work are wonderful!

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    1. Hello Renee! Thank you very much.... I learned a lot in the online BCQC run by Kathy! :) xx

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  3. Your Dresden is beautiful, Christine.

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    1. Hello Christine! Thank you! I am really enjoying learning more about crazy quilting.... it is fun! :) xx

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  4. Wow! Wow! Wow! I just love your embellishments. As talented as ever!

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    1. Hello Emmajane! Thank you, you are too kind!! Have a lovely weekend! :) xx

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  5. Liebe Christine,
    du machst es ja spannend, wie viele dieser absolut traumhaft schönen Blöcke, gibt es denn noch?
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Hello Steffi! Thank you! I am making one block a month for the CQJP Challenge 2015. Now I have to start thinking of what to do for March! Have a lovely weekend! :) xx

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  6. Your block is beautiful , I nvee would have thought to embellish a Dresdan block in this manner , just so pretty !

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    1. Thank you Sheila! I am really enjoying learning about crazy quilting at the moment and there are many lovely dresdens embellished in a crazy quilt style on pinterest which gave me the inspiration! :) xx

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  7. Dear Christine,
    your Dresden Plate just looks "woooow", so precious, just wonderful.
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Hello Sigrid! Thank you! I was pleased with the finished block! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  8. I think it's lovely that you're combining the Dresden Plate pattern with crazy quilting. Will be fun to watch this progress.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I've seen some crazy quited dresdens on Pinterest and I love them! :) xx

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  9. Wow Christine, that dresden block looks amazing, You have done such a good job attaching all those tiny beads. I love it.

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    1. Hello Leanne! Thank you! I am really enjoying experimenting with crazy quilting.... it has been a lot of fun! Hope you are having a lovely weekend! :) xx

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  10. Stunning! Love the Dresden you made, and the embellishments are beautiful. Well done.

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    1. Hello Dasha! Thank you very much! I am really enjoying my crazy quilting adventure!! :) x

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  11. Christine, You have a very lovely block there. Thank you for sharing, and all of these blocks even during our in depth beginner class is very inspiring, Bravo!

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    1. Hello Shelly! Thank you very much!! I hope you are enjoying the class as much as I did. Happy stitching! :) xx

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