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!
Hi Christine wow your blocks are absolutely amazing,i love them all,well done my friend xxReplyDelete
Thank you very much Shez! I have really enjoyed this learning curve!! Christine xDelete
I'm excited! That looks so beautiful! So delicate and classy!ReplyDelete
Thank you Marion! I am excited too to get the last blocks finished so that I can piece a quilt together! Christine xDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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 xDelete
Your work as always is beautiful! I love to look at the blocks close up to see all of the treasures.ReplyDelete
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 xDelete
Oh nice! You are making me want to make some crazy patch blocks! I love your work.ReplyDelete
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 xDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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 xDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Thank you Sandra! I really enjoyed stitching the tree.... it was a new technique I learned and it was a lot of fun! Christine xDelete
Beautiful Christine, beautiful.ReplyDelete
Thank you Brenda! I love working on these blocks! Christine xDelete
Gorgeous - definitely fits in.ReplyDelete
Thank you! I thought it did too! Christine xDelete
Those blocks look breathtaking all together--wonderful!ReplyDelete
Thank you Karen! I am pleased with them! Christine xDelete
Lovley work Christine! No stitching today, more canning!ReplyDelete
Thank you Carli! Good luck with the canning! Christine xDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Thank you Mary Anne! I am looking forward to putting the quilt together! Christine xDelete
Another beautiful block! And I just LOVE the tree you are working on. Your work is just lovely!ReplyDelete
Thank you Renee! I love this tree too and I hope the other embellishments will add even more to the block! Christine xDelete