Monday, 14 December 2015

CQJP Challenge 2015 - Finished December Block

Today I would like to share with you my finished CQJP Challenge 2015 block for December. I am once again using a block that I pieced for one of Kathy Shaw's wonderful online classes as the base block for December. 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 embroidered tree design and a wisteria vine) for the class (ICQC 103) it looked like this....



I have now completed the rest of the embellishment.  I added a woven flower in one corner. I had seen some of these flowers on pinterest and had wanted to try them for myself.  I was quite pleased with the results but, I think they will get better still with more practice.



In another of the corners I added a silk ribbon butterfly accompanied by three little simply stitched embroidered butterflies.



One of the seams was embellished with a stem stitch vine decorated with fly stitch leaves and silk ribbon colonial knot roses.



Once I had started adding some of the embellishments I decided that I wasn't sure about the colours that I had stitched the wisteria leaves in, so I took the original leaves out and added some new ones.  



I also changed the look of the embroidered tree slightly by adding some simple detached chain leaves.



Finally, I added some buttonhole wheel flowers and some buttonhole filled circles (I love stitching these!)




Oh, I also added a little bullion stitch hedgehog to another of the corners.



The final blocks now looks like this.....



All that remains to complete the Challenge is to piece the 12 blocks together into a quilt or maybe two! 



I am linking this post to the stitchery party link up at Super Mom - No Cape! Why not pop across and see who else has joined the party! 

34 comments:

  1. Great block. I especially love the tree...I'm into stitching trees. The hedgehog is awesome

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Carol! I loved stitching the tree and the hedgehog, it was a lot of fun! Christine x

      Delete
  2. Hi Christine ,wow it's amazing ,I love it,you are very clever my friend xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Shez! That is very kind of you! Christine x

      Delete
  3. I love that hedgehog! He's brilliant

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Wendy! He was fun to stitch! Christine x

      Delete
  4. All your stitching is lovely, I really like the flowers, but of course the little hedgehog has to be the star! He's lovely. xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Janet! The little hedgehog was a lot of fun to stitch and I love how he turned out! Chrissie x

      Delete
  5. Liebe Christine,
    das ist ein ganz zauberhafter Block. So schöne Stiche und Motive. Alles mit Lieb zum Detail. In dieser Klasse sind viele schöne Blöcke entstanden. Ganz toll.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Monika! I have enjoyed making the blocks for this challenge.... just need to get them pieced together now! Christine x

      Delete
  6. Another wonderful block Christine. You have the makings for an amazing quilt - can't wait to see it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I think I may split the blocks up and make a couple of different projects.... when I find time! Christine x

      Delete
  7. Replies
    1. Thank you Judy and thank you for visiting! Have a lovely week! Christine x

      Delete
  8. Wow Christine, your block looks amazing, that porcupine is absolutely adorable. I love it. What a stunning quilt this is going to be.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Leanne! The colours of the blocks are a little bit different in reality so, I may split them into two different projects... just have to find the time! Have a lovely week! Christine x

      Delete
  9. Liebe Christine,
    ein Detail ist schöner als das andere, ich liebe diesen Quilt!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Steffi! I am hoping to get time to put them together (maybe in two smaller quilts) before the end of the year but, we will see! Christine x

      Delete
  10. Another beautiful block - December - what fun it will be putting them all together - can't wait to see it all complete.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I can't decide if I will put them all in one quilt or make two smaller ones.... the block colours are different in the real light.... we'll see! Have a lovely week! Christine x

      Delete
  11. OMG.this is going to be some quilt an Hairloom for sure..Wonderful!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Doti! We shall see.... I may put the blocks together into two different projects... I haven't decide for sure yet! Have a lovely week! Christine x

      Delete
  12. A beautiful block Christine. I love ALL the techniques you have used, but especially your circles of detached buttonhole stitches, the gorgeous hedgehog, and your lovely tree, and the woven flowers. I'd like to stitch them all - one day! Such pretty work!

    Have a great week! Barbara xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Barbara! I have had such a lot of fun trying out new ideas and stitches on these crazy quilt blocks! They are addictive! Christine x

      Delete
  13. Beautiful block Christine , all of your blocks are wonderful and will make an incredible quilt !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Many thanks Sheila! I have really had a lot of fun on my crazy quilting journey since the beginning of the year! Christine x

      Delete
  14. What a transformation! I love your changes to the wisteria vine and the tree, and the hedgehog is adorable! Great job, can't wait to see how you put it all together.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Linda! I was particularly pleased with the changes I made to the wisteria vine! Christine x

      Delete
  15. I just love all of the close up pictures you shared of this beautiful block! Your blocks all look fantastic together! Gorgeous work.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Renee! I am really pleased with the blocks.... it has been a great experience learning to crazy quilt and lots of fun! Christine x

      Delete
  16. Really nice start well onto seeing the finish in 2016. Merry Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Caroline! Merry Christmas to you too! Christine x

      Delete
  17. Liebe Christine,
    was für eine Augenweide, wunderschöne Stickarbeit es gibt ganz viel zu bewundern und zu bestaunen.

    Liebe Grüße
    Uta

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Uta! I really enjoyed this project and I learned a lot along the way! Christine x

      Delete

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment. It is lovely to hear from you and very exciting to read what you have to say!! I will always try to reply to your comment by email but if you are a 'No-Reply' Blogger and I can't, do check back here again as this is where I will reply to any comments that have been left.