Wednesday, 18 March 2015

CQJP Challenge 2015 : March Block

I suddenly realised that I hadn't started my CQJP Challenge 2015 block for March. As March is zipping by very quickly, it is definitely time for me to get a move on!




In keeping with my previous blocks, I wanted to use Tilda fabrics for the basic block. I started with a five-sided piece in the middle of the block and then just added fabrics of different sizes to each of the sides until I had a big enough block.  I added the fabrics using a piece of paper on the back to stablise the block while I was sewing it.  When I had finished I tore the paper away from behind and then sewed the block to a piece of muslin for stability while I embellish it.  When finished, the muslin will be trimmed to size but, will not be removed.



I have used a few different colours of fabric this time and, I have made the pieces bigger so that there is more room to add larger embroidery designs. I am really looking forward to embellishing them.  It will be fun to add some of my newly learned silk ribbon embroidery. It is all hooped up ready for attention.  Embellishing is such fun.... can't wait to get started! 


There are several projects hooped up ready to go in my sewing room, so lots to work on the in evenings this week!

4 comments:

  1. I've been seeing references to the Tilda fabric line all over the blogging world so finally went and explored your link. Wow. Drool!!!! It's no wonder you want to use it in your blocks! Looking forward to seeing what you do next with this one.

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    1. Hello Mary Anne! They are beautiful fabrics but be warned they do become addictive!! :) x

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  2. Can't wait to see your embellished block Christine.

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    1. Thank you Leanne! I'm looking forward to all the embellishing! :) x

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