It is fairly slow work using the metallic thread to stitch with but, it does look pretty and I am looking forward to adding some other colours now.
As well as my cross stitch project, I have also been busy with some planning for my CQJP Challenge 2016 project. Last year I was very new to crazy quilting and I just pieced and embellished each block as I went along.
Although I was very pleased with the quilt that I finished, I did realise that perhaps a little more planning before starting would have been beneficial. This year, I have a very distinct idea of the sort of quilt I would like to make and I have been trying out a few ideas before piecing the blocks. The above photo is a little glimpse of what I have been experimenting with. I hope the layout that I have in mind will work!
You may have also noticed a new button on my right hand sidebar called 'Splendid Sampler'. I have signed up to take part in a SAL of 100 blocks over the course of a year starting in February. There are some fabulous designers taking part who have designed the blocks and, once the SAL is over, the blocks are going to be published in a book. If you are interested in finding out more just click on the image.
I am linking this post to the Stitchery Link Party over at Super Mom - No Cape! as well as Design Board Monday over at Bits 'n' Bobs. Why not pop over and have a look at who else has linked up? Have a lovely week!