Friday, 3 April 2015

CQJP Challenge 2015: Finished March Block

Hello! Today I would like to share with you my finished March 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.


I completed several base blocks for the CQJP Challenge while I was participating in Kathy's wonderful Intermediate Crazy Quilt Class.  


Looking back to an earlier post where I showed you my base March block, I realised that the block that I have finished embellishing is not the block I showed you!  Never mind, that one will be embellished at some time during the challenge, so you will see it finished!




I really enjoyed trying some new stitches on this block which I found on a wonderful facebook page run by Valerie Bothell.





Hope you like the block and I hope you all have a wonderful Easter! 



32 comments:

  1. I do like it. I also like the idea of Kathy Shaw's classes, I just have to clear a bit more space in both my head and my timetable!

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    1. Thank you Marly! I am trying to keep up.... this one is a couple of days late!! It is hard not to take on too many projects... so many enticing things to look at! :) x

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous Christine. I love the look of crazy quilting, but have only attempted it once. As Marly says - I too need more space in my head and my timetable.

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    1. Thank you Dasha! I am really having fun learning crazy quilting and it is difficult not to take on too many projects at once! :) x

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  3. Liebe Christine,
    ich finde deine Crazy Blöcke sind bezaubernd schön und freue mich immer sehr wenn du einen neuen Block zeigst!
    Liebe Grüße und ein schönes Osterfest für dich und deine Lieben,
    Steffi

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    1. Hello Steffi! Thank you! I am really having fun trying out crazy quilting! Happy Easter! :) x

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  4. *sigh* This is so beautiful! I wish I could do that...

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    1. Thank you Christiane! I am really enjoying working on these blocks! Happy Easter! :) x

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  5. Beautiful Christine. I see your lovely ribbons came in handy. Happy Easter. Margaret x

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    1. Thank you Margaret! Yes, the ribbons came in useful! Hope you have a sunny Easter! :) x

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  6. Your embellishments all look lovely and must have been fun to do xx
    Happy Easter x

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    1. Thank you Janet! Hope you enjoy your egg! :) xx

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  7. Your stitching is amazing.
    Happy Easter to you.... Thanks for your sharing your thought on The Girlfriend Gap. Always adds a smile to my day. :)

    Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! Your comments always add a smile to my day too! :) x

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  8. Dear Christine,
    a lovely block and the embellishments look just great.
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! I am really enjoying my new venture into crazy quilting! Have a lovely Easter weekend! :) x

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  9. Your block is lovely - especially those little red roses!!

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I was very pleased with my roses on this block.... they turned out better than when I have stitched them previously... All the practice must help!! :) x

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  10. Liebe Christine,
    wow ist der Block schön, schon allein die schönen Stoffe und dann noch die wunderschönen Verzierungen, einfach traumhaft.
    Wünsche Dir auch ein schönes Osterfest.

    Liebe Grüße
    Uta

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    1. Thank you Uta! I just love the Tilda range of fabrics and it has been such fun to try out some new embroidery stitches! Happy Easter to you and your family! :) x

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  11. I love the block Christine, the embellishments are just exquisite. especially with the use of beads and ribbon, so intricate and unusual, truly beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful Easter,
    Best wishes
    Alison xx

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    1. Thank you Alison! It is such fun trying out the new stitches! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter! :) x

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  12. So pretty--I love the ribbon embroidery! I never finished Kathy's beginners class as my mother took ill, but I am still hoping to get back to it so I can do the intermediate class. Your beautiful block has inspired me!

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    1. Thank you Karen! It is a fabulous class and I am really hooked on crazy quilting at the moment! Have a great weekend! :) x

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  13. Hello Christine, it looks really beautiful! I think it is like a kind of wonder how it looks first without and then with the embroidery. So nice! Kind regards, Annett

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    1. Thank you Annett! It is nice to compare the two blocks... and even when halfway through you never know quite what the finished block is going to look like. I think that is what I really like about it! Thank you for visiting! :) x

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  14. Such a lovely block, nice to see modern patterned fabrics used in this way and oh so lovely embroidery : )

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    1. Thank you Lyn! I just love these fabrics and I have lots of scraps just perfect for crazy quilting, so it made a lot of sense to use them up! :) x

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  15. Thank you so much for sharing close ups of your seams. They are just gorgeous! Beautiful, beautiful work!

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    1. Thank you Renee! I am really enjoy embellishing these blocks. I think crazy quilting really brings together a lot of aspects that I really enjoy! I think I will be doing a lot more! :) x

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    1. Thank you Marsha! I am just learning crazy quilting and I am really enjoying it.... I love how it combines two of my favourite things.... patchwork and embroidery! :) x

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