Friday, 21 August 2015

My quiet week of stitching.....

So, what have I managed to achieve during my quiet week of stitching? Well, you will have seen earlier in the week that I finished my CQJP Challenge 2015 July Block and, as you may have seen in my last post, I also finished my Snow Happy Heart Block for August.

However, I haven't caught up yet with my Farm Girl Vintage blocks because I decided to concentrate on the latest tasks from my ICQC classes and, I am pleased to say that I have now finished the ICQC 103 class. When I say pleased, I am happy with what I have achieved but at the same time, I am very sad that the class had come to an end.  I have learnt such a lot and have had such a lot of fun!  Thank you Kathy Shaw!

Beaded Monogram

Since I last shared my progress for the ICQC 103 class, I have completed two more different types of monograms.

Silk Ribbon Monogram

Then, the final task was to add various stitches to several different seams. To complete this task I decided to finish one of the blocks that I have been working on and, I chose the block on which I had stitched the spider web motif.  Here is the finished block.



A few close ups of the seams....








I have also finished the next three tasks for the ICQC 107 class, so my background block now has three different groups of silk ribbon flowers.


I am happy to say that there are still a few more tasks to complete for this class which, I am really looking forward to.


All in all, quite a lot has been achieved.... now to work on my Farm Girl Vintage blocks!!

31 comments:

  1. I'm totally amazed at how much you get done in one week, and then TWO ICQC courses simultaneously, wow! Your little flowers on the fence are so beautiful, and the tree brings balance and perspective to the whole. Wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Marly! It has been a lot of stitching to keep up but worth it! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  2. I'm glad you got plenty of stitching done during your week. It all looks lovely, but I do especially like the flowers in the fence too, they are really pretty!
    I guess it is 'back to normal' soon xx

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    1. Thank you Janet! Yes, everyone is home tomorrow! Have a great weekend! :) x

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  3. I love that fence and tree! Your stitches are truly beautiful, and I think they were beautiful before Kathy's class, but wow your work is even more amazing now that you have completed the course. Glad you had a quiet week - was it too quiet, or were you ready for some alone time? ;)

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    1. Thank you Linda! I feel like I have learned a lot and am more confident with the embellishments than I was to begin with. I have enjoyed the quiet although the house has felt a bit empty at times! My son returned home this evening, Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  4. Beautiful stitching Christine, especially the flowers on the fence! Is the fence in stem stitch? It's so effective. The tree and its flowers are gorgeous too! I can't begin to think how you stitched your monogrammed letter with the beads, it's such amazing work!

    Barbara xx

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I have really enjoyed working on these classes and they have definitely improved my stitches! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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    2. Sorry Barbara, I didn't answer your question.... yes, the fence is stem stitch expect for the upright posts which are chain stitch. Christine x

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  5. Incredibly beautiful embroidery . All these subtleties , I admire you very much. Absolutely fantastic!!
    Warm greetings from Germany
    Sandra

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    1. Thank you Sandra! I have had a lot of fun learning all the stitches and putting the blocks together. Enjoy your weekend! Christine x

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  6. You've been a busy girl! It's a dream to have a whole week to spend just being creative....I can only wish. I consider myself lucky if I happen to even get a day much less a week.

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    1. Hello Mary Anne! I have enjoyed myself but it doesn't happen very often, so I was determined to make the most of the time! Enjoy your weekend! Christine x

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  7. How lovely - your stitch work is beautiful. You must be so pleased with all those things you have learnt - I think your blocks are wonderful.

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    1. Thank you! I do feel pleased to have improved my stitching so much and to have had so much fun along the way! Enjoy your weekend! Christine x

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  8. Such stunning, patient, beautiful and creative stitching. Your work is immaculate.
    Well done. It's a pleasure to follow your blog...
    Best wishes.
    Wendy

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    1. What a lovely comment Wendy, thank you! So glad you are enjoying the blog! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  9. Your stitching is just beautiful--I love all the flowers along the fence, but the spider web is my favorite--it looks so real!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I really enjoyed stitching the spider web... it was my first attempt at one and I was very pleased with it! Enjoy your weekend! :) x

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  10. Lovely work on your embroidery projects galore!

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    1. Thank you! I really enjoy this kind of stitching! Hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  11. Beautiful Christine, just beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Brenda! I was very pleased with the finished block and it has been a lot of fun stitching the silk ribbon flowers. Hope you are having a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  12. Oh wow Christine, you have come so far with your crazy patchwork - your stitches are exquisitely done. Good luck with the Farm Girl Blocks, now that Kathy's class is over you can catch up.

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    1. Thank you Dawn! I was really pleased with this particular block... the overall balance of the block felt right! Have a good week! Christine x

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  13. Your stitching is so beautiful, Christine. I always love seeing what you've doing. xx

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    1. Thank you Christine! I am having a lot of fun with my crazy quilting adventure! Christine x

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  14. Lovely stitching Christine, the monograms are gorgeous

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! I really enjoyed stitching them all! Christine x

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  15. Christine, your work is just exquisite! The beaded monogram blew me away. I love the silk ribbon monogram, too. Your seams are all so lovely. The color schemes and your gorgeous stitching make a beautiful combination. Beautiful work!

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    1. Thank you Renee! As I admire your lovely crazy quilt blocks it is a really big compliment that you have paid me! Christine x

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