Monday, 29 June 2015

CQJP Challenge 2015: Finished June Block

Hello! Today I would like to share with you my finished June block for the CQJP Challenge 2015.  The CQJP Challenge is hosted by Kathy Shaw and, showcases lots of beautiful blocks made each month by all the participants. If you are at all interested in crazy quilting, I highly recommend a visit to the blog to have a look. Just click on the link above or the button on the right hand side bar of my blog.


Here is my basic block for June when I first pieced it together.


Now it has been embellished this is what it looks like.




As well as embroidering all of the seams with different stitch combinations, I also embroidered some flowers in the different shapes of the block, including a couple of big daisies.


One of these was embroidered with threads and the other was a silk ribbon daisy with a centre made up of colonial knots.



I also tried out a new embroidery technique to stitch the leaves surrounding these little blanket stitch flowers and I was pleased with them. I also added some beads and sequins and as a finishing touch a watering can button!



As today is Monday, I am linking this post with Super Mom - No Cape! for her 12th stitchery link up.  Don't forget to pop across and see the other beautiful stitchery projects there.

28 comments:

  1. I like all your flowers and leaves, especially the daisies xx

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    1. Thank you Janet!I liked the daisies too! :) x

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  2. Your block is beautiful, Christine. I love the different stitching you have done. xxx

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    1. Thank you Christine! I enjoyed thinking up some different types of flower to stitch! :) x

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  3. Pretty block - and I'm awed by that purple and white flower!

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! The purple and white flower just sort of grew... it is a combination of straight stitches, with colonial knots in the centre and then tiny fly stitches at the end of the straight stitches.... if that makes sense! :) x

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  4. Beautifully . I Love Crazy Quilting. Beautiful stitches you have chosen!

    Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! I am really enjoying making embellishing these blocks! Each one is different from the last! :) x

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  5. Liebe Christine,
    ein wunderschöner Crazy Quilting Blog. Die Stickereien gefallen mir sehr gut.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! I am really enjoying learning to crazy quilt! :) x

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  6. Your block looks beautiful - love the ribbon embroidery, and especially the purple and white flower.

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    1. Thank you! The purple and white flower was a sort of experiment that just grew but I was pleased with the result! :) x

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  7. Your block is beautiful , I love your choice of embellishment , your stitching is perfect .

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    1. Thank you Sheila! I love embellishing these blocks.... they are a lot of fun to stitch! :) x

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  8. what a pretty block, I love the flowers.

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    1. Thank you very much Wendy! I really love embellishing these blocks! :) x

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  9. So beautiful--I especially love the ribbon embroidery!

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    1. Thank you very much Karen! I always have a lot of fun with these blocks! :) x

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  10. Christine! So much to love about this block. It's not just your skill that stands out, but your joy shows in every stitch. Love the daisies and the silk ribbon daisy - oh heck I love it all!

    Do you secure the sequins and beads (seed pearls?) with sewing thread or embroidery thread? Also, on the 4th picture down that has green and pink thread, what kind of stitches are the pink ones?

    I'm running out of superlatives for you. ;)

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    1. Linda you are so kind! I do really enjoy stitching these blocks, and I suppose that shows through! To answer your questions... I use sewing thread to secure the beads/buttons and the pink stitch is a bullion knot. Hope you are having a good week! :) x

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  11. I love the pastel colours of your blocks, they seem to go so well with the embroidery and ribbon work. I especially love the thread daisy - quite unique. Enjoy the other lessons.

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    1. Thank you Dawn! The daisy is unique.... I made it up as I went along! The new classes are already fun! :) x

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  12. Beautiful stitching as always Christine. so pretty.

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    1. Thank you very much Sheryl! You are very kind! :) x

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  13. Lovely block Christine. Those big daisies are real show stoppers.

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    1. Thank you Marly! The daisies were great fun to stitch! :) x

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  14. Thanks so much Christine for linking up your beautiful June crazy quilt block to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for linking back! All your stitching is just so lovely. I really like all the different ways you stitched the seams. And those daisies are wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Sue! I really love joining in on the link ups! :) x

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