Wednesday, 9 September 2015

CQJP Challenge 2015: Finished August Block

As you may be aware August was a very busy month here, so I didn't really have time to piece together a new base block for my August CQJP Challenge block.  Instead I decided to enter one of the blocks I had stitched for the ICQC 103 Class with Kathy Shaw. So at the end of August I submitted this block as my CQJP Challenge block for the month.



I really liked how this block turned out and I think the colours will go together very well with my other CQJP Challenge blocks when I make a quilt with them all at the end of the year.



As September is also proving to be a busy month I have decided to use another of the ICQC 103 Class blocks that I created as the base block for my September CQJP Challenge block. This is the block that I have chosen to finish and submit for my September block.



I loved creating this tree and I can't wait to finish up the embellishments on the rest of the seams.  I think the colours from this block will also combine well with the previous CQJP blocks that I have made.



The blocks in the photographs above are shown in the order that I have made them but, they won't necessarily stay in this order when I put them together in the finished quilt.  I find it interesting to see how much more complex the more recently finished blocks appear as I have become more confident in my decisions for the seam treatments and block embellishments. I have learned a lot since the beginning of the year!

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  1. Hi Christine wow your blocks are absolutely amazing,i love them all,well done my friend xx

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    1. Thank you very much Shez! I have really enjoyed this learning curve!! Christine x

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  2. I'm excited! That looks so beautiful! So delicate and classy!

    Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! I am excited too to get the last blocks finished so that I can piece a quilt together! Christine x

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  3. That layout looks pretty good to me, but I am sure there will be heaps of twitching and tweaking before you get them sewn together.

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    1. Thank you Dasha! You are correct.... there will be a lot of repositioning before I decide on the final layout but I love those sorts of decisions!! Christine x

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  4. Your work as always is beautiful! I love to look at the blocks close up to see all of the treasures.
    Cathy
    CraftyCat

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    1. Thank you Cathy! One of the things that I really have loved about crazy quilting is all the different little embellishments you can add to each block... it is great fun! Christine x

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  5. Oh nice! You are making me want to make some crazy patch blocks! I love your work.
    ~Tanya

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    1. Thank you Tanya! Looking at others' blogs and projects always makes me want to start whatever they are making... I have to try to keep myself on track!! Christine x

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  6. Yes I have noticed the more complex and detailed slant to your designs; it is impressive and inspirational! That tree is so pretty, and when I do a closeup of the top block it's amazing how beautiful the stitches are - I love those pink and white circles.

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    1. Thank you Linda! Oh those circles were such fun to make... you stitch a outline of back stitches and then blanket stitch into them until the circle is full.... they were a new experiment for me and I loved them and will be using them again!! Christine x

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  7. Each block in itself a small masterpiece . I am again very impressed with your skills . Especially the delicate tree is my favorite though are actually all beautiful.
    Greetings Sandra

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    1. Thank you Sandra! I really enjoyed stitching the tree.... it was a new technique I learned and it was a lot of fun! Christine x

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    1. Thank you Brenda! I love working on these blocks! Christine x

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  9. Gorgeous - definitely fits in.

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    1. Thank you! I thought it did too! Christine x

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  10. Those blocks look breathtaking all together--wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I am pleased with them! Christine x

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  11. Lovley work Christine! No stitching today, more canning!

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    1. Thank you Carli! Good luck with the canning! Christine x

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  12. Each of your blocks look so delicate. You're going to have a very amazing quilt when you are done...a definite work of art!

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I am looking forward to putting the quilt together! Christine x

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  13. Another beautiful block! And I just LOVE the tree you are working on. Your work is just lovely!

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    1. Thank you Renee! I love this tree too and I hope the other embellishments will add even more to the block! Christine x

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