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.