Friday, 18 September 2015

CQJP Challenge 2015: Finished September Block

Today I would like to share with you my finished CQJP Challenge 2015 block for September. As I mentioned in my previous post about the CQJP Challenge, I decided to use a block that I pieced for one of Kathy Shaw's wonderful online classes as the base block for September.


In the class (ICQC 103) we learned how to create a 'twisted tree' and I really loved learning this technique and was very proud of my tree. Now I have added all the remaining seam embellishments to finish off the block and this is how it looks....


Here are some close ups of  some of the seam embellishments....







I am looking forward to working on October's block now and I think I will use another of the ICQC 103 blocks as the base.


This block was one that I used to complete the task to stitch an basic surface embroidery design. I chose a basket of flowers.  I also used it for a second task during the class which was to stitch a silk ribbon monogram. There are still many seams which need to be finished off, so lots to work on for October's block.


Hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend of stitching! 

32 comments:

  1. Liebe Christine,
    das ist ein wundervoller Block geworden, der Baum sieht so zart aus!
    Herzliche Grüße
    Valomea

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    1. Thank you Valomea! I really loved stitching the tree! Christine x

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  2. Wow wow wow stunning I love all your work Debbs xx

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    1. Thank you Deb! That is very kind of you! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  3. Oh , the tree is gorgeous and all the details of the block . I 'm a big fan of your craftsmanship with the needle .
    Greetings Sandra

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    1. Thank you Sandra! You are very kind.... I do love stitching the crazy blocks! Christine x

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  4. Just beautiful, Christine! I so love how your blocks turn out! Amazing work!
    Hugs Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! I am really enjoying working on these crazy blocks! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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    1. Thank you Jenny! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  6. Beautiful! Really love the butterfly!

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    1. Thank you! I really like stitching the silk ribbon butterflies! Christine x

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  7. Oh my - just when I think you can't do better you create this beautiful block. So many different techniques. So clever. And every block you've made reflects the enjoyment and fun you are having.

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    1. Thank you Amanda! I really am enjoying creating them all! Christine x

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  8. Another gorgeous block! Your seam work is fantastic. I look forward to seeing your October block when it is done!

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

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  9. You are a really talented lady. Beautiful...

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    1. Thank you Doti! That is really kind of you! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  10. Your stitching is always so beautiful and I've not seen one of your blocks I wouldn't have run away with if you turned your back lol

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    1. Thank you Lyn! What a nice thing to say!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend! Christine x

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  11. Gorgeous stitching Christine, this quilt is going to be amazing when you finish.

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    1. Thank you Leanne! I love making these blocks and it will be fun to put them all together! Christine x

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  12. Your quilt is going to be so amazing (well, it's already amazing!!).

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I am having a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to putting the quilt together! Christine x

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  13. Hi Christine...this block is so pretty and delicate. I love the twisted effect of the tree truck too. Those round needle lacy looking circles have me mesmerized...Did you invent that?!?

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    1. Hello Carol! Thank you for joining my blog and for your lovely comment. I didn't invent the circles I learned them in a Craftsy class by Sue Spargo. She calls them buttonhole filler stitches... they are really fun to stitch! Christine x

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  14. You are the most creative person! I just love all of the little embellishments you create. Thanks for the close-ups. They're the next best thing to seeing everything in person!
    Cathy
    CraftyCat

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    1. Thank you very much Cathy! You are very kind! Hope you enjoyed your weekend! Christine x

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  15. You do beautiful work Christine. Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! You are very kind! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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  16. It looks so beautiful Christine! Your embroidered embellishments are just wonderful and the finished effect is very pretty!
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen! I am really enjoying making these crazy quilt blocks! Christine x

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