Monday, 23 November 2015

CQJP Challenge 2015: Finished November Block

Today I would like to share with you my finished CQJP Challenge 2015 block for November. I am once again using a block that I pieced for one of Kathy Shaw's wonderful online classes as the base block for November. The basic pieced block before any embellishment looked like this....



After I used the base block to complete a couple of the tasks (the addition of an extended surface embroidery design, a mixed techniques motif and a beaded monogram) for the class (ICQC 103) it looked like this....



The little watering can stitchery and the silk ribbon butterfly formed the extended surface embroidery task for the ICQC 103 Class.



I drew the watering can myself and then embroidered over it.



The 'C' was my beaded monogram and the rose was my mixed techniques motif and is completed using an applique technique called 'broderie perse'.



I have now completed the embellishment of the rest of the seams and here is the finished block.



And a few close ups of the latest embellishments....


A flower vine: Stem stitch stems, bullion knot flowers
and fly stitch leaves
 (I got the idea for this from a tutorial on Kathy Shaw's blog)

A silk ribbon bow couched with colonial knots

Buttonhole wheel flowers

Lace trim stitched with running stitch

Colonial knot silk ribbon roses with detached chain leaves

Flowers with detached chain petals mixed with straight
 stitch and colonial knot stamens and,
 a sequin held with a pearl seed bead centre

Combination seam treatment: Chevron stitch, cretan stitch,
detached chain leaves, straight stitch and colonial knots

There is just the December block to go now and then I can put the blocks together into a quilt.  For December I am using the final block that I pieced and used for a couple of the tasks from the ICQC 103 Class which currently looks like this....



Looking forward to getting this last block finished and piecing the finished blocks together into a quilt!




While I am writing a post about crazy quilting, I thought you might like to know that a competition has been organised by the Editors of Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine for entries into their 2017 calendar which anyone is welcome to take part in. You can find all the details HERE at Mary Anne's blog 'Magpie's Mumblings'.

I am linking this post to the Stitchery Link up Party at Super Mom - No Cape! and Design Board Monday at Bits 'n Bobs.  Why not pop across and see who else has something to share! 

40 comments:

  1. Hi Christine oh my such beautiful work,this is amazing my friend,well done xx

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    1. Hi Shez! Thank you! I really enjoy stitching these blocks! Christine x

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  2. I have just started Kathy's 103 and 104 classes, your work is gorgeous. Love the stitching. The blocks make a beautiful quilt!!

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    1. Thank you! You will love Kathy's classes... they are great fun! Hope you enjoy them as much as I have done! Christine x

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  3. Gorgeous stitching and quilting!

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

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  4. Hi,
    Beautiful work! I'm working on a crazy quilt myself. I've hit a snag as what to do next on the block I'm working on. You've given me some great ideas. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you! Nice to have been of help! Happy stitching! Christine x

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  5. As always: great
    Quite especially like the around-ticked Flower.

    Greetings Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! It was fun to stitch! Christine x

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  6. Beautifully done! Your hand work is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! I love working on my crazy quilt blocks! Christine x

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  7. I love your work and it will be a gorgeous quilt!

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    1. Thank you! I really enjoy working on these blocks... looking forward to putting them together! Christine x

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  8. Liebe Christine,
    eine wunderschöne Arbeit. Es ist toll zu sehen, wie sich der Block entwickelt und verändert hat. Super.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! These crazy quilt blocks are a lot of fun to work on! Christine x

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  9. Wow Christine! that is so beautiful! what a talented lady you are....and so lovely too!

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    1. Thank you Cath! Such a lovely comment! I really enjoy making these blocks... they are a lot of fun! Christine x

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  10. Christine, your November block is absolutely fabulous! There are so many wonderful details, I cannot pick a favorite. Your December block is off to a wonderful beginning. I cannot wait to see your quilt all assembled! Thank you for sharing about the Crazy Quilt Calendar Competition. I do hope you make a block or two to submit!

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    1. Thank you Renee! You are too kind!! I think I may enter the competition.... I think it will be fun! Enjoy the rest of your week! Christine x

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  11. Christine I am constantly amazed at your intricate stitching! All those little details you add make it hard to choose a favorite, but I do love that flower vine! Can't wait to see the quilt.

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    1. Thank you Linda! I really enjoyed stitching the flower vine. The fly stitch leaves are some of my favourite to stitch and the flowers are bullion knots which I really like too! Christine x

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  12. Wow--such a beautiful block! I love seeing all the blocks together--they look wonderful and so pretty! Happy stitching!

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    1. Thank you Karen! That may not be how I actually piece the blocks but it is fun to see them all in one place! Christine x

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  13. I just love seeing the blank block and then seeing it come to life with all your wonderful techniques. The wisteria in the December block is always a favorite of mine. Your quilt is just going to be a work of art when you finish it.

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    1. Thank you Dawn! I have really loved working on these crazy quilt blocks! Christine x

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  14. So many gorgeous stitches and ideas! It's going to be a beautiful quilt, Christine, and so pretty!

    Barbara xx

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I have learned so much making these blocks and I have really enjoyed working on them! Christine x

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  15. Your latest block is another treasure and your quilt is going to be absolutely stunning when it's done. Something to be very proud of. And thank you so much for the mention of the contest. We love it when people spread the word! (and please do create something for it)

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I am so glad I decided to give crazy quilting a go! I love working on these blocks! I think the contest is a lovely idea! Christine x

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  16. Your november-block is wonderful, may favorite is the lavender. I can't wait to see all blocks from this CQJP together.
    Greetings from Germany,
    Kerstin

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    1. Thank you Kerstin! It will be fun to get the quilt top finished! Christine x

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    1. Thank you! It was fun to stitch! Christine x

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  18. Beautiful stitching as always Christine. I love your beaded monogram and the use of colonial knots on the couching which I usually hate doing but the knots make a lot of difference.

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! I had a lot of fun with this block and I'm looking forward to getting the December block finished now too! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  19. Liebe Christine,
    wunder- wunderschön, ich bin total begeistert und freue mich schon jetzt auf den fertigen Quilt!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I have had so much fun with these blocks... looking forward to getting the last block finished and the quilt made! Christine x

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