Friday, 15 April 2016

CQJP Challenge 2016: Finished blocks: February and March

Hello! Today I would like to share with you my most recent blocks for the CQJP Challenge 2016. I was a little late with February's block but I finished it during March and I really like how it looks.  I used the same basic block I am using for all my blocks for this year's challenge only the colours of the fabric and are different.


Base block for February

Each block is being embellished with different stitches and ribbons but in a similar style.  I am hoping that they will look pretty when they are pieced together in the final project.  I have not yet decided whether to make one quilt with all twelve blocks or to make three large pillows using fours blocks in each.


Finished February block

Here are a couple of closer photographs of the stitches....




Here is a photo of January's block side by side with February's block to give you an idea of how I want to piece the blocks together.  I will need to add some extra embellishment after the blocks have been pieced together over the joining seams.



I have also managed to get March's block completed too, so I am nearly back up to date again.... just need to start April's block!!  Here is the finished March block....



And, some close up shots....





I am very pleased with how this project is taking shape so far. Have a lovely weekend! 

38 comments:

  1. Such gorgeous blocks Christine! Your embroidery looks really beautiful on these. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen! I am very pleased with the blocks and I am looking forward to starting the next one now! Christine x

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  2. Liebe Christine,
    die drei Blöcke sehen zauberhaft aus! Du hast sie so liebevoll bestickt.
    Herzliche Grüße
    Valomea

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    1. Thank you Valomea! I am pleased with them and I am looking forward to the next block... I love working on them! Christine x

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  3. Christine, these are lovely! I look forward to seeing how you decide to finish them at the end of the year! (I'm hoping to finally finish my February block this weekend...)

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    1. Thank you Renee! I am leaning towards the cushions.... I have so many quilts in the house and I think the cushions would look great! Good luck finishing your block! Christine x

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  4. Realy lovely work Christine! I am sure this will be a very special projet when finished. No matter which way, lol!
    Hugs Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! I am looking forward to starting the next block... I love working on them! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  5. Ein Dresdner Teller so bestickt ist toll!

    Gruß Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! I love working on these blocks... looking forward to the next one! Christine x

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  6. This is really pretty and even nicer in real life. xx

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    1. Thank you Janet! I hope you have a lovely weekend! Chrissie x

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    1. Thank you Christiane! I love stitching these blocks! Christine x

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    1. Thank you Barbara! They are fun to stitch! Christine x

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  9. That looks very nice! I already liked the starter block, but embroidered it looks a lot nicer!
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin! I love seeing the difference between the base block and the embroidered block! Hope you are enjoying the weekend! Christine x

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  10. Liebe Christine,
    das wird wieder traumhaft schön! Ich bin jetzt schon sehr verliebt in deine Stoffwahl und deine wunderschönen Stickereien. Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende,
    liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! The fabrics for these blocks make me think of neapolitan ice cream! Hope you are enjoying your weekend too! Christine x

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  11. These are so pretty Christine. I am liking the little buttonhole wheels at the tip of each blade - a little detail that adds so much interest.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I am having a lot of fun with them! Hope you are having a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  12. Oh Christine--these are just beautiful! Dresden's and Crazy Stitches--perfect together!

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    1. Thank you Karen! They are quite simple as crazy blocks go but I really enjoy stitching them! Christine x

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  13. Christine, you are such an artist! Gorgeous patterns, beautiful work and yummy colors. I always love visiting here!
    Cathy

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    1. Thank you Cathy! That is a sweet comment! I really like the opportunity for creativity these blocks give me! Christine x

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  14. Dear Christine,
    these blocks are very lovely, but they need a lot of love and time!!! And you are really good in time and what I see makes me feel: "hmmm-cute-must have?"
    Have a good sunday!!!
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! I do really love stitching these blocks... Have a lovely Sunday too! Christine x

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  15. Love the touch of ric-rac. I don't think I have noticed that before.
    How big are your blocks? They look like pretty little fans to me.
    Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! I do like using ric-rac on these blocks. They are 8 inch squares. I just love working on them! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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  16. Wow the blocks look so lovely and your stitches are so neat!

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    1. Thank you! I really enjoy stitching them! Have a nice week! Christine x

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  17. http://www.squashhousequilts.com/2014/11/vintage-block-returns-as-new-quilt.html

    made me think of your blocks...

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    1. Thank you Janita! That quilt is lovely... ideas for a quilt layout too! Have a good week! Christine x

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  18. Gorgeous work, love the colours and the embroidery, perfect.

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! I really enjoy working on these blocks... they are such a lot of fun! Christine x

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  19. Your stitching is quite lovely, and I always look at it as close as possible when I get the CQJP e-mails in my box. I very much like your fan idea. I think it would make an impressive quilt, but pillows would be lovely, too. Those you could finish after every four and not have so much to do at the end. =)

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    1. Thank you Susan! I thought that too.... would be nice to use the blocks up as I went along! Christine x

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