Thursday, November 6, 2014

September block for CQJP 2014

For Sept. I chose the fishbone stitch.  It has always fascinated me, but I could never get it right.  Some people can do them so all matches and both sides are even.  By time I finished the whole block, it was starting to work for me, but it's still not my favorite stitch. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

August block for the CQJP 2014

For August I chose the coral stitch.  This is one stitch that I've always tried to make harder than it really is.  After filling in the whole block with it, I think I finally may have gotten the hang of it.  Still not my favorite stitch though.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The finished UFO for CQ for Newbies

It was over a year ago that we started the UFO RR in CQ for Newbies.  I sent my ugly block out to see what could be done with it.  I'd say these ladies performed a miracle.  It came back as a beautiful and fun mardi gras block.  As usual, it sat around collecting dust until one day I saw it and was inspired to finish it off.

Here is the original UFO.

This is the block after the ladies finished stitching.

This is the finished block.  I had some metallic gold fabric which I used for the frame.  Then added some extras to finish it off.  Come to Mardi Gras!!!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The CQJP block for June

The stitch for this month was the chain stitch.  I find that by doing a whole block in mostly only one stitch, I'm really becoming more "at home" with each stitch.

Friday, May 9, 2014

CQJP block for May

I had fun with the fern stitch for the month of May.
Thinking about the chain stitch for June. 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The block for March

Moving right along - here's the block for March.  This one features the cretan stitch.  I'm getting most of my ideas from The Magic of Crazy Quilting by J. Marsha Michler.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

February block for CQJP2014

It's only about the middle of April and I have finished my February block.  This one is mostly buttonhole stitches.  January was herringbone.  I'm trying to do a different stitch on each block, but I've had to add a few others for interest.  Beads help also.  I'm not a big fan of ribbon and lace, but I may add some of that before I'm done. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

CQJP2014 January

I'm only a couple months late, but I finally finished my block for January.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Barbara's Gray block

Here is Barbara's block after Judy, Marianne, and me.  Barbara is a masterful stitcher.  She did the fancy strip at the bottom before sending the block out.  Her stitching is so precise and tiny!  Yum! 

Judy's Grey Block

Here is Judy"s block after Marianne and me.  Marianne did the chickadee and I gave him a branch to sit on.  Pretty fabrics and nice piecing! 

Lori's Grey/Gray Study Block

Here is Lori's finished Gray block.  There was some mighty fancy stitching done by Barbara and Judy. Marianne was having "life happening" problems, so I finished the block before sending it on to Lori.